Name: Jeff Y. Amano
Occupation, location: Serendipity On The Square, which is owned by my wife.
Birth date and place: Dec. 10, 1957; Honolulu.
Family: Wife, Claire; daughter, Mandy, 30-something; daughter, Kathleen, 30; son, Brandon, 27; stepson, David, 22; stepson, Duncan, 21; stepson, Tanner, 19
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: working with my wife from the creation of product to the business of the shop.
My business philosophy is: provide great service and make great products at a price your neighbors can afford.
I’m so sick of: whiners.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Raymond Chandler, Vince Gilligan, Walt Disney and Rickson Gracie.
My hobbies are: writing, drawing and bounding like a monkey.
The last book I read was: The Giver by Lois Lowry.
I wish I knew how to: weld and use a plasma cutter.
My worst habit is: interpreting language literally.
Nobody knows I: If I told you, then I would never be able to answer this question. See what I mean about my worst habit?
The person I most admire is: my wife.
My guilty pleasure is: ice cream.
I’m happiest when: I’m with Claire.
I regret: not meeting Claire sooner.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy Claire a building on the Square.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: better parking on the Square for both customers and workers.
When I retire, I plan to: open up a shop on the Square, draw pictures and write books and spend all my time with Claire — oh wait, I’m already doing that. I must be retired.
Community activities: Member of the Main Street Association, Denton Downtowners neighborhood association.