Meet the Team: Introducing Mike Crissey

Many of you have had the opportunity to talk with our newest Village Green team member, Mike Crissey.  Mike is our office manager and started back in April.  He has been doing a fantastic job for Village Green and I’d like to take this opportunity for all of you to get to know him a little better with our fun Meet the Team questionnaire.

What do I do at Village Green?
I am the office manager – which means I know more about pushing paper than pushing a mower, more about spreadsheets than sprinklers, and more about filing than fertilization. Don’t let me put on any airs.

How long have I worked at Village Green?
I have been with Village Green since April Fools’ Day, 2015 — about four months.

What would someone be surprised to know about me?
I am a fraternal twin. I am younger by eight and a half minutes, and she looks nothing like me.

Where did you grow up?
Although I would claim to be an expatriate Yankee from New Jersey, I moved here with my family when I was 13 and have spent the majority of my life in Texas – with roughly equal time in Plano and Austin.

What is my favorite movie?
It is difficult to pick a favorite movie. My short list would be I Heart Huckabees, Raising Arizona, and Seven Samurai.

What are your favorite TV shows?
I don’t watch much television, but I like cartoons and anime. Some of my favorites include Space Battleship Yamato; Cowboy Bebop; Sealab 2021; Home Movies; and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. I like old game shows too, such as Match Game, The Price is Right (with Bob Barker), and Press Your Luck.

What are your favorite books?
Among my favorite books are The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck and Up in the Old Hotel, a collection of Joseph Mitchell’s stories from The New Yorker. A couple books I seem to keep re-reading are The Earth Is Room Enough, an Issac Asimov short story anthology, and The Continental Op, a collection of short stories by Dashiell Hammett.

Fill in the blanks:
I can’t live without coffee, good food, or good friends.

If I could have a dinner party and could invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be:
Classical Athenian philosopher Socrates; Transcendental American philosopher Henry David Thoreau; astronomer Carl Sagan; and comedian George Carlin.

If you were a superhero who would you be?
I would be Spiderman.

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