Name: Roger Briggs
Marital Status: Married for 33 years
Children: 2 grown children, Susan 23 and Nathan 25
Occupation: Artistic Director, Whatcom Symphony and Professor of Music, WWU
Where did you grow up: Florence, Alabama
How long have you lived in Whatcom County: 17 years
Favorite activity in Whatcom County: Hiking in the Mt. Baker area especially Skyline Divide.
Favorite places to eat: Busara Thai food and Mambo Italiano.
Last community event attended: The Whatcom Symphony (as I am the conductor), the Comedy Club at the Upfront Theater and PAC Series at WWU
Last movie seen: Itís been a while; Iím not a big movie goer. Iíd say Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite musical artist: Beethoven, 9th Symphony
Recommended Reading: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse. I have read it many times.
Favorite Non-Profit Organizations: The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and American Red Cross
Preferred local shopping: Haggens (groceries), Barnes and Noble (books), and Macyís (clothes)
Where do you go on a rainy day for fun: Iíll go to Seattle for the day or hang out at the local bookstores like Village Books or Barnes and Noble.
Fondest Memory: Swimming and fishing as a kid in Shoal Creek, Florence, Alabama
What do you love about Bellingham: Bellingham is a perfect balance between beauty, outdoor activities, and a healthy dose of cultural activity.