Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):
"Pet peeves: Cracking my knuckles.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My dad is my hero. He worked two jobs when we were young to support a family of six, while my mother was confined to a hospital bed from an accident.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A picture of my wife and kids. They are what make me tick. That's all I need. They are my everyday motivation.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Cochran because he is a chameleon, like me. Hatch because he's a true-to-life person.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? My primary reason is obviously a million dollars, but being a young parent of three, the excitement of a tropical paradise is a thing I've never experienced. I've never really ever left New York state."