The NBA and NHL Playoffs are starting to reach their peaks, Baseball is in full midseason swing and Spring is sprunging here in Western New York! Welcome back to yet another edition of everybody’s favorite, weekly, employee highlight series – MVP Monday here at Dave & Adam’s!
This week we’re highlighting one of the most interesting parts of the Dave & Adam’s machine – Joe Sweeney-Steet – our Head Gaming Buyer!
What is your favorite movie & why?
’10 Things I Hate About You’ because that movie is perfect. Also, ‘The Fifth Element’ because that movie is also perfect.
10 Things I Hate About You? More like 100 things I love about that movie!
Do you have any pets?
My wife is an experienced Falconer and runs a wildlife education non profit named Wild Spirit, so we have:
Mandarin, the Eurasian Eagle Owl
Madhi de la Squeeps, the Saker Falcon
Khan, the Saker Falcon
Sienna, the Harris’s Hawk
Noah, the Harris’s Hawk
Phoenix, the Red Shouldered Hawk
Orion, the Red Tailed Hawk
Odin, the Raven
Two baby chickens too, they are chicken McNugget and chicken A La King
Bird house? More like estate! What a fine flock of falcons (and Hawks…and a Raven…and Chickens) you got there! Shout out to Wild Spirit!
What are your favorite sports teams and why?
The Bills, because my wife is a huge football fan.
Happy wife, happy life! And I bet she’s plenty happy after this past season!
Are you a former/current athlete?
I boxed, did some Arnis and Kali stick fighting too. I also entered the CrossFit Strongman competition at the 2011 Arnold Sports Classic, ran the 2011 Buffalo Marathon and did a Tough Mudder at Mount Snow in 2012.
*Note to self* Do NOT challenge Joe to a Kali stick fight! or any athletics competition for that matter!
What’s an interesting fact about you?
For three years my only income was playing poker, I was quite good.