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Face Time with Tracey McFadden

Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Campton Township resident Tracey McFadden, 57, was at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva’s church picnic at Wheeler Park when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? New Baltimore, Mich.

Pets? Sadie, a golden retriever that is also a therapy dog at the Town and Country Public Library in Elburn.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Robert Redford.

First job? I started my own business recycling auto parts when I was 15. My dad had a farm, and I started collecting junk cars.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an airline pilot, and I am a pilot for American Airlines.

A movie you’d recommend? “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Favorite charity? National Public Radio and Sierra Club.

Hobbies? I play guitar and fly light airplanes.

Favorite local restaurant? Geneva Ale House.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Katie Couric at 35,000 feet in 1996. I was flying the plane. And my daughter, Kady, who was in first grade, and I went on the “Today” show with Katie Couric because Kady could recite the names of all the U.S. presidents.

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