October 06, 2022
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Face time with Brian Rupert

Face time with ... Brian Rupert, 50, of Batavia, walking with his wife and three great Swiss mountain dogs at the Riverwalk

Where did you grow up? Wheaton.

Immediate family: Wife and three dogs.

Pets: Three great Swiss mountain dogs, Aspen, Shiloh and Sophie.

What's the last song you listened to? "Crosstown Traffic" by Jimi Hendrix.

Do you have a hobby? I rebuilt my home – that's an ongoing hobby – I like walking dogs and riding bikes.

How long is your beard? Just below the breast line.

When was the last time you saw your chin? 1984.

Favorite food? A seafood.

Favorite local restaurant? Bangkok Restaurant, Geneva.

What's your favorite thing about the city you live in?
That it's still a small town, it has not gone too crazy.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
I climbed Longs Peak in Colorado, a 14,000-foot mountain, last year when I was 49. I also lost my job with a manufacturing company after 30 years 18 months ago. So started a handyman company called The Bearded Handyman.