After five years of undergraduate studies, Dillon graduated with a degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology and "needed a break from the grind" before he could commit to pursuing his plan of studying law. If or when it feels right to dive back in, environmental law seems like an obvious choice, combining politics, the environment and positive change. Although progress has been made in the courts, there's critical work yet to be done. Dillon is also considering journalism, maybe the non-profit world, or something with an environmental bent, as a possible next step.
Originally from Texas, Dillon's southern accent is faint; these days, it's triggered mainly by conversations with his grandparents or other Texans. Although Texas was home, having lived in Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston over the years, he was ready to leave it behind – and the clinging humidity – for the Pacific Northwest. In fact, that's one of the things he loves about living here – the weather. It's a great climate for exploring the mountains and forests, a favorite hobby. And although he respects their place in nature, he's relieved that there are no copperheads or water moccasins to be found in the Northwest. Win!
His father worked in the wholesale flour industry, moving the family to Boise. Dillon spent three years in Boise and three weeks at BSU before realizing it wasn't the college experience that he was looking for. He decided to check out the University of Idaho and stayed.
Dillon began working at the Moscow Food Co-op in November 2015 as a stocker in the Wellness Department. He was then promoted to the Wellness Buyer position. He buys the vitamins, minerals, probiotics, homeopathic, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements carried by the Co-op. He anticipates what is needed for the current season, making recommendations and ensuring a healthy Wellness Department.
Dillon finds his Co-op co-workers refreshing. They are great people, always trying to help each other out and support each other. They are one of his favorite parts of working at the Co-op.
- Favorite Moscow Food Co-op Food: 1. Thumbprint Cookie, apricot or raspberry
- Favorite Food: Cheesecake (no hesitation when answering)
- A Personal Philosophy: The Golden Rule--Treat others as you wish to be treated.
- Advice He Would Give To His 13-year-old Self: Keep putting yourself out there – don't stop spreading your wings.
- Favorite Books: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens & Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
- Favorite Movie(s): Star Wars series, Gone with the Wind
- Favorite Video Game: Final Fantasy series
- Superpower: Ability to read minds, able to turn this power on and off, otherwise it might be more of a curse.