Geneva resident Rick Brinkman, 72, was getting coffee at The Corner Grind in Elburn when he answered questions for Shaw Media’s Zachary Van Vuren.
Van Vuren: Where did you grow up?
Brinkman: La Grange
Van Vuren: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Brinkman: A surgeon
Van Vuren: And what did you do?
Brinkman: General surgery
Van Vuren: Do you have any family?
Brinkman: I have three children and four grandchildren. My wife and I recently had our 40th wedding anniversary.
Van Vuren: Do you have a favorite local charity?
Brinkman: Food for Health
Van Vuren: Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor?
Brinkman: Caramel English toffee
Van Vuren: Do you have a book or movie you want to recommend?
Brinkman: “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell
Van Vuren: Who would play you in a movie?
Brinkman: Tom Selleck
Van Vuren: What’s an interesting fact about yourself?
Brinkman: I’ve been on mission trips to Haiti three times, the Philippines twice, Bolivia and Kenya.