After moving to Texas less than a year ago, Brendan wasted no time in getting involved with his community in 2017, volunteering his time at the Allen Animal Shelter with his wife, Pam, and committing to an 8-week CERT Basic Training course last fall. So what is he all about? Let’s get to know him…
What is your place of birth?
What brought you to Allen, TX?
A work opportunity for me and change in our personal lives.
Tell us about your immediate family (including any pets).
My wife Pamela and I have been together for 10 years. Married for 5 years. We met through mutual friends and share the love of animals, cooking and food. We have 2 cats. Sylvester and Mia. We also have 2 Pit Bulls. Horatio and Ophelia. No kids yet. And we are talking about buying a horse!!
What do you do for a living?
I am Regional Director for a sales team that serves business clients at Bank of America. We work with clients ranging from $10M to $100M in gross revenue. I have been with the company for almost 15 years.
Who would you like to swap places with for a week?
My Father-in-law. He passed away in February and took his place in Heaven. If I knew I could swap back in a week… Pretty sure that would be a worth while swap.
Any hobbies / extra-curricular activities?
I grew up playing and coaching soccer. In the last 2-3 yrs, I’ve put some time into learning about and shooting handguns recreationally. Love being around horses. Pam and I also enjoy spending time outdoors with our dogs. Or simply volunteering time around town when we can.
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
A fire starter, a machete and my CERT bag. (Assuming a fully charged cell phone is out of the question)
What are you passionate about?
My family, helping others, learning new things and animals.
What was the scariest and/or craziest moment of your life?
I fell through a glass door in my 20’s. The resulting injury severed my radial artery and nerves. I was unconscious for about 3 days in the hospital. Blessed to still be here with the use of my right hand. That was pretty scary/crazy.
What aspect(s) of CERT training has the largest impact on your life?
The concept of preparedness and involvement with others in the community. I enjoy the comradery and opportunities to learn new things while helping to make Allen a better place for my family to live.