Meet Brian/Poppa B

The original childcare we had lined up for Mila didn’t pan out.  Mila just didn’t feel comfortable around the person so Terrence, her, and I decided that it would be in Mila’s better interest to look elsewhere for childcare. What a daunting task that was! For three days I prayed, visited daycares, and emailed  and called people I knew requesting contacts/places.  One of the emails was sent to a friend and former co-worker of mine and she, readily, suggested her husband. That evening we found the perfect person! Brian has been taking care of Mila since January and we nor she could be happier. He allowed me to interview him for the sake of this blog.

Q: Where were you born?

Williams Airforce Base in Chandler, Arizona. 

Q: Where did you, your wife and youngest son move here from?

 Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Q: How long have you been married?

We’ve been married since March 12, 1988. 

Q: How many children and grandchildren do you have?

We have 6 children and 6 grandchildren

Q: What was your profession prior to moving to the UAE?

 I was a Tech/Welding and Automotive Teacher. My students ranked in a national state competition. Prior to that I worked as a Firefighter,Paramedic, Bond Recover, and was the Chief Engineer for the largest fire district in Arizona. I’ve also owned a repair motorcycle, automotive, and marine shop.

Q: What is your most recent project?

Working on getting a degree in Business Management via online courses. I’ll be finish in a year.

Q: What is your dream job?

My wife and I would like to open a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. We don’t want to serve dinner because we want to keep our afternoon free to spend time with one another and family. 

Q:  What are some of your hobbies?

Motorcycle racing, Pilot (owns  Cessna Cardinal C177), competitive shooting, cooking, and water sports. My favorite sports are football and wrestling.

Q: What’s your favorite food?


Q: How has it been living in another country thus far?

I love Al Ain. We were able to escape the chaos, selfishness, and greed of the U.S. While this country, of course, has it’s downfalls people here seem to be more god-fearing and kind. We miss our family but we are really enjoying our time here. 

Q: If you could describe Mila in one word what would it be?

It’s a toss up between beautiful and amazing. I’m going to have to go with amazing though.

3 thoughts on “Meet Brian/Poppa B

  1. darai2 says:

    I’m in agreement with Poppa B…she is oh sooo beautiful…and I am amazed by her as well just from pics and the I’m sure she blows his mind..from being with her..cant wait until she is here…tell Poppa B thanks for taking such good care of our Mila…he is a special care for our special girl…yes ..I am saying our…Mila lol..


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