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Face time with Nate Brown

Geneva resident Nate Brown, 31, was at the Great Western Trail Horlock Hill Prairie in St. Charles when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? St. Louis

Pets? We did have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ridley for about five years. But we have a little baby at home who’s allergic, so we had to give the dog up for adoption. He was adopted two months ago by Deon Thomas, who is a very well-known Illinois basketball player back in the day. He adopted the dog for his teenage daughters.

First job? Working for a summer camp when I was in middle school

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I originally wanted to be a mailman, and then I wanted to be a race car driver. I became a producer working in film and TV. 

A movie you’d recommend? Any movie by Alexander Payne. He did one of my favorite movies, “About Schmidt,” and recently, “The Descendants.” Very, very good movies.

Favorite charity? I run for a charity called Team World Vision, a Chicago-based charity that raises money for clean water projects globally through organized athletic events

What is the event? I’m running to train for something called Hood to Coast, from Mount Hood in Oregon to the coast. It’s 198 miles. We have a team, and we run a relay race – over a 24-hour period – from Mount Hood to the ocean. And we’re raising money to bring clean water to South Sudan. Guor Marial, South Sudan’s first Olympian, will be there running with us.

What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right”

Favorite local restaurant? Bien Trucha in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I once had drinks and split a carrot cake with Jennifer Love Hewitt in August of 2010 at Hub 51 in the city. She dated one of my best friends, the actor Alex Beh, for about a year, and he wanted her to meet me. 

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