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Redonkian Spotlight:
Shar Carpenter

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Alright, who doesn’t love Canada? Or blame Canada! Either way, that’s my native homeland. I always have something on me to show I’m a proud Canadian (maple leaf, syrup from breakfast, something plaid or something red). And obviously, after 17 years in the US – from Boston to Dallas to Seattle and back to Dallas again – I’ve fallen in love with my adopted country and the amazing work opportunities I’ve experienced down here, especially as Principal and Managing Partner at Redonk.

Here’s a little bit more about me:

Favorite beer or wine?  Barolo La Serra 2010 from Roberto Voerzio winery.

Favorite vacation spot? I love to travel and could do it 24/7 365 days a year. My favorite destination is Spain but I’m willing to go to just about any country where they speak Spanish.

Best TV show of all time? When I’m not eating or traveling I love to spend my time outside – preferably skiing or hiking in the mountains. But if you force me to watch TV I’m always up for Amazing Race (because it involves traveling and being outside).

Favorite movie? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

I need a restaurant recommendation, where should I go? If you asked me for a restaurant recommendation here in Dallas it would be Café Madrid. But if it were in Spain, I’d recommend Arzak in San Sebastian.

You’ve committed a serious crime like putting dirty dishes in the sink and are sentenced to death. What would your last meal be?  Something from Arzak in San Sebastian.

If you could have dinner with 3 people, living or dead, who would you dine with? My favorite artists  – Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo.

How do you drink your coffee? My day always starts with espresso, poured over ice…and from time to time with a shakerato. An espresso with ice shaken, which I tried on a recent trip to Italy.

If you could do one thing other than work for Redonk, what would it be? Own a kitchie 1970’s themed ski resort in Montana (and obviously spend a lot of time skiing)

Favorite concert you’ve been to? Tragically Hip at the Calgary Saddledome (huge stadium), Tragically Hip at the Dallas Gypsy Tea Room (small bar with a stage) and Tragically Hip at the Dallas House of Blues (the last time Gord sang in Dallas).