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What do you like most about your work? I enjoy helping my clients meet their financial goals. Do you live in Ballantyne? Yes, our family has lived here 15 years, within 10 minutes of the corporate park. What did you want to be when you were a kid? Classic George Costanza answer: architect. What's your favorite thing to do in Ballantyne? Play sand volleyball at the Morrison YMCA and then take a nice swim to cool off. Any life-management tips to share? Faith, family and friends are things I am working on improving. Do you have any pets? A flame-point Himalayan cat named Sparks for his red-tinted ears. What do you eat for breakfast? I try to eat healthy to start the day — yogurt, fruit, bagel or muffins with jam or peanut butter. What keeps you up at night? My three sons, ages 16, 17 and 20. What's No. 1 on your bucket list? A scuba-diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef with friends. What charitable organization is important to you? Boy Scouts of America. Helping growing boys become responsible adults and leaders is rewarding and helps make a better future. What would people never guess about you? I've jumped out of a perfectly good airplane a few times. Todd Paris Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in Upper Peninsula ("Yoopers") Job: Financial Services Representative, MassMutual Carolinas BALLANTYNE SPRING 2018 36 Faces

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