August Employee Spotlight: Kevin Swadener

Q. How many years have you worked/volunteered at Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String?
A. Approximately 2.586 of our Earth’s rotations that circumnavigate the sun.

Q. What do you do for the organization?
A. Recently donned the renowned throne and scepter of the Site Supervisor position at the prestigious and illustrious Morley Theater.

Q. Name a client from Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String that inspires you, and why?
A. A very hard choice, but… MISTER;! GABRIEL;! ULLYSSES;! TARIAN;! GENTLEMAN;! SIR;! #1, Debbie Delfraino, and CiCi Barb because I have never felt more earth melting love from a person as I have those three.

Q. What is your favorite candy bar?
A. Zagnut

Q. Name one of your favorite songs and why?
A. “Through Silver in Blood” by Neurosis. Raw, visceral, and pure power. A dredge through the dark night of the soul.

Q. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A. Melursus ursinus or a Sloth Bear. The vital strength of an ursine mixed with the tranquil and whimsical
nature of a sloth. Perfect amalgamation.

Q. What is your favorite game show of all time?
A. Games are for children…

Q. What’s your favorite place to get pizza in the Youngstown area?
A. I often bake my own in my stone brick oven under the luminous, starry firmament of Girard, Ohio.

Q. Name one of your favorite books.
A. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce. What a joyous and relaxing read.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant in the world?
A. Foraging in the wilderness.


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