Name: Michael Gutierrez
Hometown: Bayard, N.M.
Maricopan since: 2020
Occupation: Loan officer
Family: Wife Michelle, son Rudy and his wife Maritza, and son Xavier and his wife Daisy
Pets: Henry (Sheepadoodle) and Picasso (Sphynx)
Cars: Chevy Bolt EV
Hobbies: Hiking, sports, grilling and chilling in my man cave
Pet peeve: Drivers on the 347 that don’t move over to the right lane
Dream vacation: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Like most about Maricopa: Clean, quiet and friendly people
Like least about Maricopa: No steakhouse and smelly evenings
Book: Bless Me, Ultima (Rudolfo Anaya)
Movie: Nacho Libre
Actor: Jason Bateman or Will Farrell
Song: Hotel California
Musician: Chris Stapleton
Team: Cards/Suns/Dbacks/Sun Devils
Athlete: Grant Hill
Food: Tacos or a good steak
Drink: Old Fashioned or a cold Modelo
Meal: Green chicken enchiladas, rice, beans and a sopaipilla with honey
Restaurant: Si Senor in Chandler
Getaway: Rocky Point or Las Vegas
Quote: “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the leader adjusts the sails.”
Words to live by: Three types of people to stay away from: the uninspired, the unexcited and the ungrateful.
Joke: Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella at all times? Fohdrizzle.
Anything else we should know? I’m always eager to meet new people, learn about new cultures and work on being a better person than I was yesterday. My family taught me a strong work ethic and I’m always convinced that I’m the hardest working person in the room.