Anthony R, BS (MA Cand)

Anthony R
BS (MA Candidate)

Anthony volunteered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters while studying Business Administration and Education at Indiana Wesleyan University. After graduating, he worked in wilderness coaching for six years, then community-based mentoring for the last five years. He is currently enrolled in Regis University’s Masters of Couples and Family Therapy program.

What is your name? Anthony Riske
What is your nickname? Antoine, Twan, Tony, A-bomb, A-train, et al
Where did you grow up? On the west side of Flint, MI
What was your favorite class in school? 12th grade physics! I had an amazing teacher, Mr. Taylor.
Who was your favorite band growing up? It was a tossup between George Strait and Tim McGraw. (I was a good old boy with a pickup truck working construction.)
Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Construction worker, wilderness coaching staff, and mentor.
What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Rock climbing and substantive conversation with friends
What’s your favorite food? A Green chili burger with a fried egg on a pretzel bun, after a full day adventure. Nothing better.
Chocolate or vanilla? call or text? Truth or dare? Vanilla; text; truth
What is your greatest accomplishment? Teaching rock climbing courses that impacted the lifestyles my students chose to live.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then? I wish I had known the value of a dollar when taking out student loans.
What did you want to be when you grew up? My dad. I was being groomed to take over the family business. One of three times in my life I saw my dad cry when I told him I wasn’t going to. Got to follow your dreams!

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