Randy is a Teller at MMCU. He enjoys the camaraderie and great atmosphere at work. He describes himself as ambiguous, yet nebular. His hobbies are reading, crafting, and playing table-top role-playing games. He dreams of traveling to Scotland and Ireland, but his favorite destination is “home, the long way. Where you have no particular destination, just out for a drive to see what you can see, enjoying the journey.”
Soundtracks and show tunes are his favorite types of music, and he likes to watch Star Trek, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, and The Haunting of Hill House. His favorite book is The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. “It’s an on-going Urban Fantasy series, which is wizards, faeries, vampires, etc., but set in modern-day Chicago.” Peanut Chicken is his preferred meal. He would love to learn another language. Does Randy have pets? “My intentional roommate is a cat I call Chester. There’s also a stray who likes to sleep on my porch I call Yertle, because it’s a tortoiseshell calico.”
If Randy could witness any historical event, it would be a public reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens performed by the man himself. If he won the lottery, the first thing he’d buy is a bank ledger. “Money may make the world go round, but not without the proper paperwork telling it how and where.” His favorite childhood memory is being able to walk upstairs without his knees sounding like bubble wrap. If he could be any cartoon character, it would be Mickey Mouse, because if you’re going to be a cartoon, be the one in charge of nearly every major franchise on the planet.
If he could have one superpower, Randy would choose shapeshifting, because it’s infinitely useful if you use your imagination. His idea of a perfect day is one that has no calls on his time or energy that he didn’t personally intend. What is his process for turning a bad day into a good one? “Taking a moment for a deep breath and to realize that, just because things haven’t been going well doesn’t mean they need to continue not going well, or that you should contribute to them going poorly with a negative outlook. Remember, it could always be worse.”