The Interview: Bradley Down


Special to The Paper

This month, The Paper visited with Bradley Down for its June Q&A.

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did.
I work for a large private company in their Protein business. I have the privilege to work with great people in plants throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Best piece of advice you’ve received.

My father – It’s all about the Meat!
My mother – Hang on to it as long as you can – once you give it up, you may never get it back.

If I had it to do over …
No regrets. Don’t spend much time looking in the rear view mirror.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?
Sting –  My Songs
Mozart – Essential Mozart
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
3 Random books – love to read anything!

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why.
My family! I love the amazing conversations around our dinner table.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …
A High School Teacher.

Your go-to food.

Favorite movies(s):
My friends would tell you I haven’t watched anything of significance- I did watch and love Schitt’s Creek.

Dogs or cats?
Have 3 dogs and 5 cats –  can’t pick!

Your favorite quote.
Read this a long time ago in a Dale Carnegie class. Has stuck with me.
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished.
Moved to America.

What advice would you give your younger self.
Don’t listen to your older self!

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