OCCUPATION: President and owner of Hauser Chocolatier in Westerly.
RESIDENCE: Downtown Westerly.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Bethel, Conn.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Figuring out the second half of my life.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Other than spending it with my kids, I’m not really sure anymore … I’m working on that.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Still a work in progress but my four kids, Ruedi, Ravi, Rashmi and Aasha.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being honest and helpful.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: A visit to India.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: My wallet and phone.
WHAT I WANTED TO DO WHEN I GREW UP: Exactly what I am doing now, working with my parents in the family business.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My late wife Falguni.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Not sure I have one, but my favorite book ever is “My Side Of The Mountain,” by Jean Craighead George.
I AM READING: Oh, I wish … mostly I read reports and emails. Someday I’ll get back to books.
I AM LISTENING TO: Queen, Bowie, Jamie Cullum and ’80s alternative bands.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Princess Bride.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: anything “Star Trek.”
FAVORITE PET: My cat, Cali.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Well, I do eat chocolate every day. There are so many foods on my favorite list, though.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A couple of hours per week, some days none, some days too much.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: A good, honest work ethic.
PET PEEVE: Boorish behavior and language.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “As you wish.” – Westley the poor farm boy, in the “Princess Bride.”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Living downtown within walking distance to so much.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: I have found that there is really nothing one CAN’T live without other than basic food and water.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I was a DJ in college and still do annual shows at my college radio station, WXCI.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Laughter is the best medicine and be patient.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: I rarely give advice but see above!
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Dangerous question these days.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Quietly call my accountant and attorney and figure out how to give most of it away to do the most good.
I DRIVE A: Silver 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab.
I WISH I DROVE A: Silver 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, exactly the truck I wanted.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Bacon, butter, milk and OJ.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My late wife Fal, there is so much to share about our kids and life that she’s missed in the last five years.
Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro