Geneva resident Neil Gesell, 49, was shopping at Geneva’s Christmas Walk when he answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Gibson City
Pets? A wire fox terrier named Koby
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Matt Damon
First job? I delivered the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher, but I became a mortgage insurance analyst instead.
Favorite charity? I am part of the deacons at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva. We help out people in the community.
Hobbies? Reading and sudoku
Favorite local restaurant? The Ale House in Geneva
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I saved a boy from drowning at the Wisconsin Dells about 10 years ago. This little boy jumped in a deeper pool than he thought, so I jumped in and picked him up and put him back on the deck.