First of all, Scott Oakes is a good friend. Not only that, his whole family is a friend to our family. Every time a new super hero movie comes out, he and his boys go to the movies with my husband and our boys. Scott is also an engineer though and works with all kinds of high tech, geeky, "I don't know how that works" stuff. He does something with gas stations, convenience stores, and paying with passport.
The best thing about Scott? He's a faithful Christian. Plus he's loyal, smart, nerdy, devoted to his family, and he sings!
Brad is a friend of my husband's. He's a music teacher, a musician, a performer, a producer. My favorite song by him is "There's A Hole in the Wall". He performs on a regular basis with his band called "Butter" and can be found on Facebook and has a YouTube channel.
Brad is an example of someone who loves what he does and has spent his life doing it.
Max Carter is someone I knew before I met him. Let me explain, I didn't actually know him, and I didn't know his name for years - we simply referred to him as "the Quaker man". We live near Guilford College and he works there. We would see him riding his bike in and around the college. Long white beard, distinctive hat, quoted in the paper for anything that smelled like Quakerism, pacifism, etc.
I now have the privilege of working at the same place, and just this past January he led his annual study abroad trip to Israel/Palestine and my eldest went with him. Max has been on a television special with Ancestry.com working with Zooey Deschanel about her Quaker roots, has been published, is on YouTube, and can be easily found by using Google. He's quite a character - check him out!