Nathan Ricks, aka “Steve”

Nathan Ricks

Shift: Mondays at 4 p.m.

Nathan’s Bio

Your major: Business

Your hometown: Benson

Where do you live now? Midvale

What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about learning, it sounds cliche but it’s true! I’ve a personal library of more than 150 books with subjects that range from philosophy and history, to classic works of literature, like Ivanhoe.

What is your favorite class (or classes) at SLCC? Any class were ideas flow like water. Academics is about exposure to new and different concepts. It’s about testing your assumptions. If the class is intellectually dangerous, that’s the class I want to take.

Which actor/actress would play you in your life movie? As a teenager, I was told I looked like a cross between Cilian Murphy and Christopher Reeve. Now that I’m 30, I’ve been told I could pull off a good Ian McNeice.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Back home with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah working for my hometown and community.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Being a master of disguise would be fun. Be the boy mystique or of that ilk.

Something about you that other people would be surprised to know: I am a member of several nation spanning organizations, the largest of which is the American Legion.

Nathan’s Favorites

Favorite musicians and/or artists: I take songs one at a time, though guys like Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton are right up there.

Favorite TV shows and/or movies: Favorite all time movie is the 1982 Scarlet Pimpernel. Hands down, one of the best.

Favorite sports or sports teams: Cleveland Browns are my favorite sports team. Nobody likes them, practically, and they don’t play well. I also happen not care about sports teams that much. So it all works out.

Favorite food: My favorite foods … now that’s something I can talk about: corned beef, well made hush puppies, sweet tea, waffles. Food is like music for the mouth. It’d take too long to talk about it.

What’s your favorite place to eat? My favorite little place was on Atlantic Boulevard back in Jacksonville, Florida. It was a southern breakfast dinner called Grinders. Bought a mug from the place before I left town. Here in Salt Lake it’s another small shop called the Miner’s Cafe. It’s on 7200 if y’all are interested.

What was your favorite cereal as a kid? Chex. Rice Chex were great with a little bit of real honey drizzled on the top. Nothing simpler, nothing better.