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Age: 51

Hometown: Hondo, Texas

Current occupation: Government Civil Service

Fun Interesting facts:

• I have 40 chickens, 3 dogs, 3 cats.

• I play base in a country rock band

• I love weight training

• I wasted 2 years of my life playing world of war craft

Favorite quote: “When one door closes, another one opens”

How would close friends and family describe you?: Independent, cynical, and a realist

What is your strategy going into the game? Making sure I meet and talk to every player in the house. It is important to make a connection with every person in the house. Sequester is a fast-paced game so I have to make critical assessments quickly. Winning competitions are important because it guarantees my safety and puts me in control.

What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours? A Super out-going, bubbly personality is my polar opposite. In a game like this, they are the most dangerous and must be taken out immediately.

Favorite Sequester player: Wasn't anyone that really stood out as a favorite.

What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester? My mouth and my overconfidence could be my undoing. I can only take so much stupid and/or excessive excuses before I start calling it out. If I get on a winning streak, I will relax or underestimate my opponent. It is important I stay focused on my end goal.

What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this? People forget this is a game and become bitter. We signed up to compete and win. This isn't a dating show or a vacation. Another mistake is not talking to every player in the house. Too many times players are put up for elimination because they didn't make any attempt at communication with the person in power.