Name: Brad Benjamin Lahart
Occupation: battalion chief with the Denton Fire Department
Birth date and place: Feb. 12; San Rafael, Calif.
Family: wife, Kim; son, Dawson, 14; and daughter, Wellsley, 11.
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: our ability to help people each and every day.
My business philosophy is: Work hard and never stop learning.
If I could, I’d be a: politician who solves our national debt issues.
I’m so sick of: people who complain and are unwilling to help fix the problem.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus, my wife, and then my deceased mother-in-law and her mother, whom I have yet to meet.
My hobby is: working on everything around the house.
The last book I read was: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
I wish I knew how to: fly a plane.
My worst habit is: not saying no.
Nobody knows I: cringe whenever I have to have my own blood drawn.
The person I most admire is: my wife. I don’t know anyone that is as talented, loving and creative as she is.
My guilty pleasure is: tres leches cake from Chuy’s.
I drive a: red F-250 diesel pickup truck.
I’d like to be driving a: What is cooler than driving a red fire truck to work each day?
My favorite restaurant is: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.
I’m happiest when: I am with my family and loved ones.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy my own restaurant and serve my favorite foods.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: traffic.
When I retire, I plan to: volunteer more, travel, and live on a lake.
Community activities: general chairman of the Leadership Denton program with the Denton Chamber of Commerce; member and personnel committee member for First Baptist Denton; and education chairman of the Fire Instructors Association of North Texas.