Chris Brinkley

Published 9:05 am Saturday, April 21, 2012

Name: Chris Brinkley

Chris Brinkley believes that the secret to success is not to stress the small stuff. -- SUBMITTED

Age: 36

Occupation: General manager at Cars & Credit, Franklin

Children’s ages: 10, 11 and 14

Pet I’d like to own: Another bullmastiff

Favorite movie of all time: “Band of Brothers”

The secret to happiness is: Don’t stress the small things

I wish I knew how to: Play banjo

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Whiskey River” by Willie Nelson

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Fish, spinach and steak
Three words that best describe me: Upfront, honest and comical

One superpower I wish I had: To fly

Book on my nightstand: “Summit Racing”

My proudest achievement: My children

My most recent trip: Topgun Paintball in New Jersey

My life won’t be complete until: I get to go skydiving

My friends think I’m: Not answering that

I really lose my cool when: I see people litter

Favorite college sports team: University of Virginia

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite colors: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned and who taught you: Live every day to its fullest. My father, Floyd N. Brinkley

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life: Getting married and starting a family

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support: March of Dimes

What gives you the blues: Not much

What’s your best childhood memory: Fishing and hunting with my father

What’s your most recent venture: Taking the general manager’s position at Cars & Credit