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Face Time with Bill Wolcott

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Campton Hills resident Bill Wolcott, 41, was working at the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? All over. I was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and we moved around a couple places in Michigan. We came to Illinois and lived near Downers Grove, and then we went to Dayton, Ohio. And when I was in fifth grade, we moved to Houston, and then we lived a couple years in the Texas panhandle. A couple of years later, we moved to Muskogee, Okla. Then I moved here to attend Benedictine College.

Pets? I am the Garfield Farm Museum operations director. I have pets all around – chickens and turkeys, geese and hogs most of the year, merino sheep and Milking Devon oxen. That’s enough pets.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? A young Steve Martin

First job? Baby-sitting

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I had no idea what I wanted until I fell into what I’m doing now.

A movie you’d recommend? “Lincoln”

Favorite charity? The Garfield Farm Museum

Do you speak another language? A little German and a little Russian

Favorite local restaurant? The Lodge in Campton Hills

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My folks took my brothers and I to see Presidents Carter and Ford. We actually got to shake hands with Carter and Ford. Carter and Ford both visited the University of Michigan in 1983, 1984 and 1988 for various conferences.

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