Paragon Welcomes Dan Genovaldi

Dan Genovaldi, Recruiting Specialist

We're thrilled to welcome back Dan Genovaldi as a Recruiting Specialist to the Paragon recruiting team!

Get to Know Dan: 

1. Born and raised? Born in Hinsdale, IL and raised in nearby Downers Grove (Chicago west suburb)

2. Favorite sports team? Da Bears

3. Undergraduate and major: Northern Illinois University – Communications (Film/TV/Video)

4. Favorite book? Unbroken

5. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up A film director

6. Any siblings: Older brother and a younger sister (I'm a middle child)

7. Activities or clubs you were in growing up: Radio and TV clubs in high school and college

8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Hawaii!

9. Favorite food? Pizza

10. Favorite quote/motto? “Once in a while, you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”

11. Favorite musician or band? Anything rock!

12. What do you like to do in your free time? Go on walks and hikes

13. Have you ever met anyone famous, story to tell? I met Henry Winkler in the Los Angeles airport. Super nice guy!  It was around the time The Waterboy came out. I told Henry I enjoyed the movie. His reply “I enjoyed making it.”

14. What are you most afraid of? Grasshoppers. Their unknown random flights paths frighten me.

15. Any pets? A dog. A morkie named Vinny – 7 years old

16. Favorite place to travel? Minnesota North Shore  

17. Proudest accomplishments: Raising two teenage daughters!       

18. Favorite movie: The Blues Brothers

19. If you could have dinner with 2 people who would it be? My mother who passed away in 2008 and my grandfather who passed away before I was born

21. Favorite tv show: Family Guy

21. How would your closest friends describe you? Witty, loyal, honest and creative

22. What game show do you think you could win? Wheel of Fortune

23. What is your favorite board game? Scrabble

24. Sweet or savory? Savory

25. What's your secret talent? I make fantastic split pea and ham soup

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