Personal Profile: Jeff Amano

Comments () A Text Size

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.

Comments is now using Facebook Comments. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then add your comment below. Your comment is subject to Facebook's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service on data use. If you don't want your comment to appear on Facebook, uncheck the 'Post to Facebook' box. To find out more, read the FAQ .
Copyright 2011 Denton Record-Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.