”Cool Pants Connor”
Director of Creative Design
A Founding Crew Member
+ Where are you from?
Toms River, NJ
+ What is your educational background?
Monsignor Donovan, Kean University, Rutgers Master Gardener
+ When you aren't at Lead U, what are you doing?
Student teaching, playing in bands, reading about history, watching movies
+ Who do you view as a leader and why?
I view Fred Rogers as a leader. He set out make the world a better place the way he knew how; by making the world his neighbor.
+ What's one thing you remember from Kindergarten or the early years of school?
I remember the movie Twister came out when I was in kindergarten. I was OBSESSED with tornados and drew pictures of tornados so strong that they ripped the painted lines off of the road.
+ If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Rice and beans, Austrian street food, pallak paneer
+ If you could ask your pet one question, what would it be?
I would never want to know what my cat is thinking. She's already too spiteful as it is.
+ If you could be a cartoon character for one week, who would it be?
Wiley Cayote. I want to see what its like to be immortal.
+ Who would play you in a movie of your life?
+ If you could time travel, where would you go?
I would travel to the 1950s and start a cover band of songs that haven't been written yet. I'd call the band "Blue Oyster Beatles".
+ What is your favorite family or friend tradition?
+ What is your spirit animal and why?
Bird of Paradise
+ Most memorable Lead U moment
🙌When Texas Mike was born🙌