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Face Time with Shawn Stephens

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Elburn resident Shawn Stephens, 48, was volunteering at a fundraiser for Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets at Mill Creek Golf Club when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Batavia

Do you have children? Two

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

First job? Delivery boy for the Bonny Buyer

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman. And I became one. I am a battalion chief for the Batavia Fire Department.

A movie you’d recommend? “Blazing Saddles”

Favorite charity?Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets

What game show would you be on? “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?”

Favorite local restaurant? JuRin in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I once saved a parrot from a fire. His name was Rocky, and it was in the late 1980s. We were at a fire, and there was this big, giant cage with a bird lying at the bottom. I took him out and put the oxygen mask on him, and he was OK. His owner was beside herself that I saved him. 

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