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Personal profile: John W. Truitt

Name: John W. Truitt

Occupation: chief executive officer of Simple Sleep Services

Website: www.simple

Birth date and place: Sept. 13, Gainesville.

Family: wife, Ashley, 44; and son, Nash, 14.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: helping people

My business philosophy is: take care of your clients and they will take care of you.

If I could, I’d be an: astronaut

I’m so sick of: bureaucracy

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Hunter S. Thompson, Winston Churchill, George S. Patton and Oscar Wilde.

My hobbies are: outdoors, SCUBA and Big Green Egg barbeque.

The last book I read was: The Founder’s Dilemma by Noam Wasserman.

I wish I knew how to: fly fish.

My worst habit is: impatience.

Nobody knows I: could live on uni and Sapporo.

The person I most admire is: my son.

My guilty pleasure is: great food.

I drive a: BMW.

I’d like to be driving a: car with better gas mileage.

My favorite restaurant is: It’s a toss-up between Keiichi and Maxim’s.

I’m happiest when: I’m with great friends.

I regret: That as of yet no one has invented a time machine.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: purchase I-35 and rename the section between Denton and I-30 “The Daily Beating.”

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: location. It needs to be in the mountains or by the ocean.

When I retire, I plan to: live in the islands.


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