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Personal profile: Clayton David Rozell

Name: Clayton David Rozell

Occupation: owner of Bookish Coffee in Denton


Birth date and place: April 19, Carrollton

Family: wife, Emily, 31; sons: Reveau, 6, and Calvin, 4; daughter, Hannah, 1.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: creating a quality product to share with my community.

My business philosophy is: to do everything with excellence.

If I could, I’d be a: I can’t imagine being anything other than a firefighter/coffee roaster.

I’m so sick of: individuals who complain about a problem while not making an attempt to fix it.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: G.K. Chesterton, Martin Luther King Jr., John Farrar and Jesus Christ.

The last book I read was: The Last Stitch by William Lafayette Crosthwait.

My worst habit is: jumping to conclusions.

Nobody knows I: am a junior Olympian, 10 years old, high jump.

My guilty pleasure is: bacon maple donuts from Denton Square Donuts.

I drive a: 2005 Toyota Tundra.

I’d like to be driving a: Jeep Scrambler.

My favorite restaurant is: Schlotzsky’s.

I’m happiest when: I am with my family and my brothers.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Pay off the mortgage on my house.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: create more attention to, and for the preservation and promotion of, the historic neighborhoods around both our college campuses.

When I retire, I plan to: stay involved and give back to my community.

Community activities: member of The Village Church, serve on Denton area Younglife Committee, board member of nonprofit I[heart]Denton and also a firefighter/paramedic for the city of Denton.