Each edition of the newsletter, I wanted to spotlight a member of the AIRHAWK crew, but I didn’t want to just write a typical biography — snooze. I wanted a way to really showcase the entertaining personalities of the people behind the brand — I’m pretty sure that “absurd sense of humor” and “able to withstand intense amounts of sarcasm” are listed in our job requirements! Instead, I asked each team member the most random ice breaker questions that I could find. The third newsletter showcases the Asspad Tycoon — Steve Peyton, Director of AIRHAWK Sales.
eMarketing and Support Surface Product Coordinator, AIRHAWK
Name: Steve Peyton
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX, but I went to seven different schools all over the place — so I really don’t have a hometown.
Current City: Belleville, IL
Spouse & Children: Wife, Lynda, and three children: Ross, Jake and Rosalie
Describe a typical day for you. I wake up early and read the news while drinking my coffee. I try to get a workout in before work. There’s really no typical day at the office, my work spans the globe and several different industries. I travel a lot working with distributors and dealers.
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Song: “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
Favorite Band: Coldplay
Favorite Movie: Princess Bride or something hokey like that.
Favorite Video Game: Madden 2011
What was your best subject in school?
Any science classes — anatomy and physiology was my favorite.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
I’m the Ass Pad Tycoon. How can it get any better than that?
What is your favorite place that you have traveled?
Austria is my favorite country. It has beautiful mountains with very friendly people. In the US, I like Sedona, AZ. You can find about any type of geographical land formation in a 60-mile radius.
If a movie was being made of your life, who would you cast to play you?
I’ve been told that Brad Pitt looks a lot like me….
Paper or Plastic?
Paper. I’m a big time conservationist.
If you owned a CB radio, what would your handle be?
APT of course.
What’s the closest you’ve come to becoming a pop star or winning an Oscar?
Everyday when I work the AIRHAWK booth it’s an Oscar-worthy performance. I’m a closet guitarist, so I’m a pop star when I’m jamming in my basement and nobody’s there to laugh.
If you knew that you could not fail, what would you do?
What do you like best about your hometown?
It’s fairly small, but has all of the perks of a large city — museums, parks, zoo, arts, etc. It’s a lot more laid back than Dallas.
If you could be one kind of beer, what would you be and why?
Free beer. Who doesn’t love free beer?
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Somewhere in the South Pacific, like Fiji. I’ve never been out that way.
What internet site do you surf the most?
Mostly sports and news sites.
Name three things that you think will become obsolete in ten years.
P.C’s, land lines, magazines…I believe that the iPad type devices will make all of these unnecessary.
What is your favorite movie/TV show quote?
While planning the next morning’s surfing trip in Vietnam, Col. Kilgore is told that they can’t go into that area because Charlie (NVA) ownes that point… he calmly looks at the young lieutenant and say “Charlie don’t surf.”
“What is it soldier?” —Kilgore
“It’s pretty hairy in there—it’s Charlie’s point…” —Mike
“Charlie don’t surf!” —Kilgore, Apocalypse Now
If this was your last day to live, what would you do and why?
Spend it wisely with my family… doesn’t matter where.. but it would help if it was on a boat in some clear blue tropical water…
When you were six years old, what did you think that you were going to be when you grew up?
Would you rather be rich or famous and why?
Rich. They say that money doesn’t make you happy, but it’s a lot easier to be miserable when you have lots of money!
What TV game show would you go on and why?
Ninja Warrior – the show that takes contestants through insane obstacle courses.