Carl Roesch is the manager of 51 Main, an eclectic social venue where people can come together for music, conversation, art, and food.
On January 28, we will be profiling James Calvin Davis, Associate Professor of Religion. If you would like to ask James a question, please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. In February, James will become Assistant Provost.
1. What do you find to be most rewarding about your work at 51 Main?
Knowing that I have been a part of something unique to the area and making it work, and also that Middlebury is now host to an eclectic group of people whom I would not have had the opportunity to meet unless I worked at 51 Main.
2. You have lived and worked in many places around the world. What is your favorite location?
This is a difficult choice. I have taken away many different experiences from many different places that have each in their unique way contributed to my career and growth as an individual. But that feeling you get when you are in another country and you know you are someplace else would have to be Turkey.
3. As we send you these questions, there’s a blizzard raging outside. So, what’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Be outside. Swimming. I can stay in the water for hours. I also like hiking with my wife and dogs and now baby Violet.
4. 2010 was a big year for you: you and your wife welcomed your first child, Violet. What are you looking forward to in 2011?
To just enjoy every parental experience by watching my daughter learn and grow. She is amazing. I notice something new every day. My sister is expecting her first in March so 2011 is pretty huge for my whole family. I wish for good Health and Wealth for 2011 and beyond.
5. If you could only eat one 51 Main menu item every day for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
“Poutine.” It probably wouldn’t be very good for me health wise, but it is just so good. Fries, cheese curds and brown ale gravy–it just sounds good.