Writer: Larry Erickson
Resilience: The quality he most admires. “And the willingness to take the initiative. I want to give people that freedom.”
“True Detective”: His favorite TV show.
To be a senator: His youthful goal, as the son of a politically active family in Kentucky.
Juggling: His secret talent.
Optimism: His strongest trait. “I expect that things will work out.”
“I’m a neat freak.”: His worst habit.
A federal public defender: What he’d be if he weren’t doing his current job. He has worked as a civilian and military lawyer.
Will Farrell movies: What makes him laugh.
Desmond Tutu: The most interesting person he’s met.
His bliss: “Hanging out with family,” which includes his wife, Laura, and sons, Cade and Case.
Saudi Arabia: Most interesting place he’s visited.
Guilty pleasure: A fudge bar at night.
John Wayne: His matinee idol as a kid. “Six RC Cola bottle caps got you a matinee ticket.”
First job: A tobacco farm field hand at age 15.
The Economist and National Geographic: What’s on his nightstand.
Jacques Cousteau: Person he’d most like to meet, living or dead. “I’ve done a little diving.”
Most treasured possession: A flag from the U.S. Capitol, received when he retired from the Air Force.
The Green Hornet: His favorite fictional hero.