Meet Nick McCollum

The Basics

Where are you from?

Georgia – Go DAWGS!

What is the one thing about yourself that you would like people to know?

That I have a hard time with questions like this…

Do you believe a cup is half empty or half full?

The cup has as much as it has.

Do you have any pets?

Four chickens ☺. Seriously though, no. But if I did it would be a Golden Retriever.

What is something you are proud about?

Moving, along with my wife and two children, to a new state and completing a second graduate degree in my late thirties.

What was your first job?

The summer I turned 16 was spent washing and cleaning buses and motor coaches for my uncle’s company in Atlanta, GA.

What makes you laugh?

Blooper reels, particularly The Office. Also, my children on a daily basis.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Guild acoustic. After my family, it is the one thing I would rescue from a burning house.

How do you spend your spare time?

I like to play with my children, take walks through our neighborhood and at Radnor Lake, sit by the fire, play music, enjoy a local craft beer with friends, and chip away at a long list of projects around the house.

What adjective would a close friend use to describe you?

Mysterious – like an International man of mystery without the international part.

Also – loyal, conscientious, thoughtful, caring, honest, and insightful.

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Morning – as long as (good) coffee is involved.

Favorites

What is your favorite music and your favorite singer/band?

Jazz – it’s what’s playing most evenings around our house.

What is your favorite month of the year and why?

December – both of my children where born that month, and its Christmas. Plus, lights.

What is your favorite sporting activity?

Throwing a football or baseball, or kicking a soccer ball with my son.

What is the last book you read?

“A Place of My Own” by Michael Pollan

What is the last album you purchased?

“The Light Came Down” by Josh Garrels

If you could...

If you had six months off work, how would you spend it?

First month at home resting and playing with my family while knocking out some projects, three months traveling the country in an RV with my family, one month at the beach resting, playing, dreaming, and planning, and the last month back home again.

If you could be a super hero, who would you be? Why?

Superman, because what’s not to like about Superman? Not only can he fly, leap tall buildings in a single bound, possesses superhuman strength, speed, sight, hearing, and breath, he also knows something of vulnerability (e.g. Kryptonite).

If you could travel back through time to spend one day, to when would you travel?

I would either go to March 2, 1620, when my ancestors Christopher and Mary Branch set sail for America on the London Merchant; or to the day around 1800 when my great, great, great grandfather Duncan MacCallum set sail for America from Scotland.

Would you like to climb a mountain or trek across a desert?

Climb a Mountain

Other than Nashville, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I had wanted to live in Nashville for many years prior to moving here in 2014, so I’m not quite ready to go anywhere else just yet. But perhaps someplace with great weather would be nice – San Diego? Malta?

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