On this episode of the Riton Podcast, Brady sits down with Al Guinee. From doing 20 years in the Air Force, to 20 years in law enforcement, to UFC referee, Al has done it all.
Brady Speth 0:00
Hey everybody on today’s podcast had the pleasure of having Al Guinee with me. So welcome. Super excited to be here. Geez just rolling through a resume here. We got some stuff to talk about. So this will be fun to kind of start I kind of just tell us a little bit about Al what upbringing and everything like that.
Al Guinee 0:27
Well, I was born in Port Chester, New York, which is a suburb of New York City. spent my whole teenage years there. Joined the Air Force when I was 18. So long ago, I don’t want to say join the Air Force spent 22 and a half years in the Air Force retired as a Master Sergeant First Sergeant. And for some reason, after that, I decided to become a police officer. So at 40, I became a police officer. And I’m coming up on one month left February 26. I’m retiring. Very nice. So I’m looking forward to enjoying life and and going from there.
Brady Speth 1:06
I love it. Thank you, obviously for everybody watching this to everybody near and dear to us, our veterans and be in both military and law enforcement. So thank you for your service. I only made six years in the Air Force and didn’t quite make retirement as law enforcement. So hats off to you for kinda making both. That’s huge. So
Al Guinee 1:24
yeah, I don’t know how I did it. But I did. Right. I just got going and kept going.
Brady Speth 1:29
So New York, how does that lead to the Air Force?
Al Guinee 1:33
Well, I had always hoped to go to college. But unfortunately, my parents got divorced when I was in high school, and there was no money to go to college. And I didn’t really do a good job of saving for college. So I had to, I had to do something. And, and my most of my family are veterans. So I decided let me let me join the Air Force. And so I just went there and I, I wanted to join the Air Force so I could get away from New York and see other parts of the world and they sent me to upstate New York. Yes, yeah. Not an auspicious start for your career.
Brady Speth 2:15
it always works. We’re kind of talking pre show, you kind of almost just threw your hat in the Air Force ring and said, I’ll take whatever I can get. So kind of walk through a little bit of your Air Force career in kind of 22 years. That’s, that’s a long time serving. So I’ll kind of walk through that a little bit.
Al Guinee 2:32
Yeah, I joined and I didn’t know what I want to do. I didn’t know where my future lead. So I let the Air Force pick it and I ended up as a what they call a fuel specialist put fuel on aircraft, right. And spent about five years there, I got promoted E5 and the Air Force decided to make me retrain because they had a bunch of career fields that were were understaffed. So you know, it wasn’t the greatest pick. So right. I went into something back then it was called social actions, and ended up being a drug and alcohol counselor. Okay. I enjoyed it. I like talking to people and, and having a family that had some alcohol abuse problems, I kind of blended right into it. And I did that for a few years and introduced me to teaching. And I didn’t know I never was a public speaker or anything like that. But uh, I got into teaching and I really liked what I was doing. So I had an opportunity to teach professional military education to young airman becoming NCOs. And so I jumped at it. And that led to working at an Airman Leadership School, which led to an NCO Academy and it worked out pretty good. Once I got to, to master sergeant, I decided to try something else because I want to do teaching and the people skills. So I volunteered to be a First Sergeant
Brady Speth 4:04
You’ll definitely get enough people skills there.
Al Guinee 4:06
Yeah, exactly. I didn’t know what I was getting into. But I did I volunteered and that’s how I ended up in Arizona. That was one of the choices I had. And so I’m here and I spent seven years as a first sergeant at DM, I was a 354th fighter squadron first sergeant, which was cool. The A-10 pilots and the A-10 enlisted maintenance guys. I got to go to Kuwait a few times to as they deployed out their their deployable fighter squadron and I ended up spending a year in Korea.
Brady Speth 4:45
Al Guinee 4:45
Yeah. When I left for Korea, I thought I was going to go to Osan which is the biggest base in Korea and somewhere between leaving here and getting there. They decided they would send me to Kunsan, which is the tiniest one. Yeah. Which is in the middle of nowhere.
Brady Speth 4:59
Al Guinee 5:00
I landed and somebody came up to me and said, hey, you’re, you’re not going Osan, you’re going to Kunsan, I looked at him goes, Well, you’re the last one off the plane. Last First Sergeant off the plane and we need one to go. So, but it turned out to be one of the best assignments of my career.
Brady Speth 5:15
Al Guinee 5:16
The it’s amazing what a small military community in a foreign country how you become. You know, so I’ve made this Yeah. And then I came back here and decided to retire
Brady Speth 5:26
Nice. Something that people don’t talk about with first sergeant’s, you either being enlisted, you either talk to first sergeant’s, because it’s really good.
Al Guinee 5:35
Brady Speth 5:35
Or you talking to first sergeant’s, because it’s really bad. So Exactly. You don’t poor first sergeant’s kind of get the brunt of you get that call to go see it? Oh, yeah.
Al Guinee 5:44
You get that call the middle of night, from the police department. And he’s like, oh, man, what happened?
Brady Speth 5:50
First sergeants, they are in every, every bit of their pay, because they put up with some crisis. Thank
Al Guinee 5:54
you for that. But it’s pretty cool. Because, you know, you get to help people. And get them squared away. So they finish their career. You know, it doesn’t always work out that way. But you get to help and I really enjoy that. So it was it was a good career, move it broaden my experience with dealing with people which led to the what I do now as a police sergeant. It was just it. It was good to help people. I mean, I had people who walk into my office and say first sergeant. I’m just thinking about killing myself. Yeah, you know, and it’s like, I can help you let’s let’s go and take them through the the take them through to where they need to go and then you see them finish out their career. It’s It’s It’s a really good experience.
Brady Speth 6:41
Yeah, there’s a lot more to that. Yeah, happen especially what a lot of us have been through like military stuff like that understand you get you get a lot of people that are 17-18 years old that just show up and don’t have a direction don’t have you know, they they don’t really have life skills. So yeah, you know, kudos to the First Sergeant Corps for dealing with a lot of those problems. I
Al Guinee 7:00
it’s a really cool job. Yeah. And I was when I went into first sergeant world, it was all volunteer, okay, and I know now it’s changed that they actually make you as a career broadening thing become and I don’t think that’s the same I you know, yeah, it’s one thing being a volunteer and doing it because you want to but when you know voluntold Yeah.
Brady Speth 7:24
Yeah, no, that’s cool. So um, and then literally Air Force to TPD
Unknown Speaker 7:29
Yes. guy was going through the academy while I was on terminal leave from the Air Force. No break whatsoever. It just worked out that way. I I didn’t know if I was going to be able to to be a law law enforcement office because I was 40 years old when I retired. And and I I know some states it’s 38, you’re 38 and so I was like man. So one of my friends who was about same age as me got a job at one local police departments and so I I checked into it and they said Arizona is right to work state you could be 80 if you can pass the test and the physical part you can take the job so I went and went through the the hiring process and went through the academy and worked out okay, I was like I said 40 going through the academy ended up with the top top recruit of the academy class I was like 60 something people so yeah, like it
Brady Speth 8:26
Yeah, a lot more experienced between your ears at that point.
Al Guinee 8:30
I knew when to keep my mouth shut and right now. You’re absolutely right.
Brady Speth 8:34
Wisdom probably actually helped you a lot of that was the what I went through the federal Academy I was I was 30 and I was the I was the old guy in the class. And it was entertaining because I had been through the military had been through you know work and done a lot of different things and you get those guys that are you know, fresh out of out of law school a couple of fresh out of that think they know the world. Oh, yeah, just kind of sit back and just kind of keep your mouth
Al Guinee 8:59
And every once in a while go up to him saying say, calm down. Yeah, it’s gonna be okay.
Brady Speth 9:03
Yeah, haven’t really had a taste of the world at all. So no, you’re right. I know exactly what you’re talking about. That’s entertaining. So I’m kind of looking through this man. You stopped me whenever you want. And we could talk. defensive tactics instructor, bicycle officer. IA sergeant, first sergeant the academy defensive tactics sergeant. Looks like downtown sergeant, hostage trained, FBI trained hostage negotiator.
Al Guinee 9:32
I feel so old.
Brady Speth 9:33
Right Listen, that takes time to get that. Talk to me about training, obviously through military law enforcement. What’s your favorite type of training to either instruct or be instructed in?
Al Guinee 9:46
Yeah. My favorite thing would do it was was PT. I, I wasn’t the fastest wasn’t the strongest, but I could hold my own right so that was always my favorite. Joining at 40 and my first couple years I was dealing with people and and you know the the fights that go on and stuff I needed. I thought I needed to prepare myself more. So I started training in Krav Maga, at a at a place here in town and I also accidentally became involved with jujitsu, because I used to teach it at seven o’clock on Tuesday and Thursday. And so it’s six o’clock that jujitsu class, okay. And it was taught by one of the MMA fighters in town, Ed West and Wild West. Yeah, and so I started training Jiu Jitsu, and since 2003, I’ve been training, sometimes way too much, but I’ve been training. So right now defensive tactics, wrestling control tactics, whatever they call these days,
Brady Speth 10:53
ever changing names.
Al Guinee 10:55
Absolutely try to they try to make it sound kinder and gentler.
Brady Speth 10:57
Right? It is what it is still
Al Guinee 10:58
And so I started training, defensive tactics in PT at the Academy. And, and it’s, it’s one of my passions to, not only to, I love to teach, but knowing that I’ve shown officers ways to protect themselves and keep themselves alive, keep themselves safe, makes me feel good. And I’ve had people who I, I taught years ago who come up to me and say, Hey, you know, I remembered what you told me. You know, I always tell people when you grab onto somebody, grab onto him, like you own that arm. And they will tell you, he told me that and it worked. And it was it was so cool. And so defensive tactics is is my first my first love
Brady Speth 11:44
Al Guinee 11:45
plus, it’s always changing to a new tactics, new things. So and then I also like teaching self defense to the civilian population. You know, it’s I like, I want everybody to be safe The world is everybody’s angry today. Right? Yeah. So I just love teaching. Yeah, nice.
Brady Speth 12:03
I’m detecting a pattern. I love how you say you kind of fell into BJJ and now you have a black belt. Yeah, yeah. I’m detecting kind of your habits here. Yeah, really half assing anything. Exactly. This is this is entertaining. And then also we haven’t really touched on it. We can I kind of want to go back on some of these but just kind of going through refereeing football, basketball, and I love it the bottom of your bio also UFC Ref. So talk to me about referee and how did how did that happen?
Al Guinee 12:31
Oh, man. I was stationed in Germany, in Berlin, Germany, which is was back then the coolest place in the world because it was there still in with the wall around and everything so much history there. And my boss was a captain Calvin Page. And, and he was a basketball referee. Okay. And he say you want to make a little bit extra money? Sure. Sure. So he he started me refereeing basketball with the kids. Okay. And so then I started doing flag football and and it just kind of went on from there. You know? So, I got involved. When I came to Arizona, I started refereeing high school football and high school basketball. And, and I found that I was okay at it. So, so I just kept it up. Then I jumped into baseball. And it was weird because I I played baseball for years and I never really thought about being an umpire.
Brady Speth 13:31
Al Guinee 13:31
And and so but that was the sport that I moved up the fastest really, you know, I I was umpire in high school baseball, and somebody said, Hey, would you like to junior college baseball, which is really big in Arizona, right? Sure. So next thing I knew I was doing junior college and then they said, Hey, do you mind working in the PAC 10? And I was like, Sure, no problem. So they, they that back then back in the day, they used to have local umpires do the Arizona games. Yeah. So I did that. And then a friend of mine, Tom Spencer, who was still here in Arizona, he he ended up being the manager of the Sidewinders. And he was a baseball coach, and he ended up getting the managerial job for the Sidewinders. And he said, he told me he said he, every once a while umpires don’t, they can’t show up, you know, because they haven’t their wives are having babies or they get sick or something. So we need somebody to fill in. Right for the, for that Umpire. And I was like, yeah, you know, and they’re gonna pay me to Yeah, yeah. And, and so I said, Sure, I’ll do and I was like, that’s never gonna happen. And I think I got called, like, 60 times in one season. Yeah, so three games series. So I was out there at Tucson Electric. Yeah. umpiring for a triple A baseball team and right I don’t even know how many games I did. And it blossomed to there was a a time when the Diamondbacks came down to play the Sidewinders and I’m behind home plate with Randy Johnson pitching Nice. Yeah, I was trying not to you know.
I kept that game ball. Yeah. So it just blossomed in. And then I started refereeing MMA, and that kind of took over my my referee and stuff. Okay. So I put the other stuff on a backburner. I always think about going back to do maybe basketball or something. But right now I just focus on my jujitsu and MMA wrestling. Yeah. Yeah. So I’ve I’m lucky enough. I’m the the head referee and in Arizona for the MMA portion of the boxing and MMA commission. So it’s worked out okay. Yeah. Okay.
Brady Speth 15:51
Yeah. I love that. The it’s, it’s interesting how you kind of have those hobbies, you have something you’re interested in and then yeah, you know, like, you never thought Hey, where’s football? Gonna take me? Where’s basketball team? Exactly. You know, you never know, coaching with helping people with refereeing. You know, it’s interesting, if you’re willing to step in. And
Al Guinee 16:11
it’s like, like, we’re talking about our, our career paths, like the military and law enforcement teach you how to how to make decisions under stress and keep your cool under stress and deal with difficult people. And and I I’ve taken all that I’ve gathered over the years in those professions, right, and they apply to referees, isn’t it?
Brady Speth 16:31
Yeah. Exactly. Exactly.
Al Guinee 16:34
Yeah. And I’ve taken the things I’ve learned from refereeing and apply them to work. Well, you know, so it’s, it’s been pretty cool.
Brady Speth 16:41
I was more yelled at as a referee than I ever was, as a police officer.
Al Guinee 16:44
Exactly. Exactly. And same thing, you you deal with people in difficult situations and how you handle situations is what makes or breaks you in both careers.
Brady Speth 16:55
Right? Yeah, the we were kind of talking a little bit before and some of our friends too. And I think everybody has their own approach to how you how you kind of deal with the hecklers, how you deal with that. And I think it’s interesting how certain officials I know a lot of officials obviously, and, and I did it for a little bit, nothing. I’m not gonna claim it on my bio, but a lot of how the crowd reacts is how you react. And that’s a big one, especially in basketball, where you’re right next to them, and they can, you know, see you and feel you and everything good. And I think that’s interesting, because that’s something to touch on kind of how you handle situation military law enforcement that exactly how that handles if you’re that nervous guy, and you’re, they smell that, ya know, and that’s the same with law enforcement, too, you know?
Al Guinee 17:36
Yeah, it. That’s a great analogy. Because in basketball, the people are right on top of you, and you can hear the fan right in the row what they say, you know, whether, you know, good or bad,
Brady Speth 17:48
depending on what the call say the good stuff quietly, yeah.
Al Guinee 17:51
So, and in it, say that group mentality to you get a whole sideline or a whole, you know, angry at you for one call. It’s just, it’s just what you learn in and what I tell, I tell guys, some of the younger folks as they deal with the situations in law enforcement, you know, you’ll be dealing with a person who may have a mental illness or, and be under the influence, and they’re just screaming at you and they’ll get all mad, and I’m like, Don’t get mad at him. Yeah, he’s mentally ill. calm down. He’s not yelling at you. He’s just yelling. Yeah. And yeah, and it’s the same thing in basketball, you have to learn or in any any officiating even in the cage as well. You just have to realize that the fans are yelling, they’re yelling at you, but they’re not really they’re just expressing their opinion. So you just gotta go with it. Stay here. Exactly, exactly. Just stay right there. And move on, though. You can’t have a long memory in sports in anything, anything. Yeah.
Brady Speth 18:50
And then your next interaction, I think that was another big one is just like that long memories perfect. Because your next interaction. That’s not the same guy, you just talked to the same guy that was just yelling at you. And a lot of people can’t shut that off and start fresh, so
Al Guinee 19:03
well. And even Even so, I mean, you could be you know, whatever the sport, but let’s say in basketball, you got a guy who was, you know, he’s one of those guys who complains about everything there. And there comes a time in the game where there’s a close call and he’s involved and you can’t let that affect him. It’s really difficult because you can’t let that affect your your decision. Right. And in in law enforcement, the same thing, you could have a very loud mouth person and the really quiet person, and you’re you’re angry or you’re frustrated with a loud mouth and you gotta arrest a quiet person. Right? Yeah. You know, you can’t make that decision based on what they’re saying. You got to just go with the facts and what you saw and what you you know, you know, you can’t you can’t let your feelings inject into it. Right.
Brady Speth 19:50
Staying on the ref side, I feel like you’re downplaying the UFC thing a little bit. So talk to me a little bit about that. You said you’re the so you’re the head referee in Arizona for the MMA portion. Yes. How Obviously you’ve been doing jujitsu, how do you? How do you get into that? How did that kind of start?
Al Guinee 20:04
Well, for me, I, I like it. Like we said, I’ve been I was refereeing for a long time before I started jujitsu, right. And once I started Jiu Jitsu, and I was training with, with with Ed West, and I, like, just thinking, you know, I could I’m too old to fight, but I could probably referee those things because refereeing refereeing and you know, as long as you learn the rules of the sport, you referee pretty much anything. Yeah. So I I, back then they had the Arizona boxing commission, they don’t even have an MMA portion. Right. And so I called up there and, and the gentleman said, Yeah, just send in your application. And he and he called me up. He said, Hey, we have an event at the Wildcat house, you know, and I was like, Okay, I’ll be there and I come to find out that there was only one other MMA ref in Arizona. Yeah, it’s like, okay, so yeah. Threw me in the cage. Yeah. Right through the cage and, and the rest is history and then just started, started working a lot of local shows. All over the place. I mean, from Tucson a lot and Phoenix up to Flagstaff, wherever, wherever. There was a MMA event I would go Yeah. A Parker, Arizona. Yeah. So and I just go in and then eventually we turn to the Arizona Boxing MMA Commission, right? And, and the UFC came to town. I don’t even remember how long ago maybe 5-6-7 years ago. Yeah, the first UFC came to Phoenix. And they, I figured they were going to be bringing people in. Yeah, all the big guys that I i’ve always watched in, the commissioner called me up and said, Hey, you wanna you want to referee in the UFC? Like, okay, absolutely. No, surprise. They even paid me for that. I was like, I’ll do it. Yeah. So I went up there. And and I was nervous as heck. You know? Just don’t worry. I think it was at the Glendale arena. Okay. No, and it was packed in and I was really nervous. And I’m getting ready for my first my first fight in the cage. And Bruce Buffer is announcing my name. And he you know, referee Al Guinee and that’s an experience in itself. Here somebody in the in the crowd of however many 20,000 people yell my name. Way to go Al. And I was like, looking around, and I was like, Okay, I got this. And it was a, it was a great experience. So yeah, and I’ve done five I believe my UFCs, I want to travel with them. But you know, we’ll see. Yeah, maybe I’m getting to the end of my refereeing career, you know, 61 years old. So, I’d like to go on the road a couple of times with them. So I’ll see what happens. So
Brady Speth 23:08
like, in a month, you’re gonna have some free time. So well,
Al Guinee 23:10
yes. Yeah, exactly. Exactly.
Brady Speth 23:13
get that checked off your bucket list.
Al Guinee 23:15
Well, you know it right now, with all this stuff going on. They don’t they only do them in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi. So not not a lot of opportunities to travel. But as soon as that’s over, we’ll see. Yeah, I can keep my fingers crossed.
Brady Speth 23:28
Right. Yeah, keep working at it, like always. I’m part of this. I think I kind of like, the underlying message that’s more than clear, without even talking is just being available. And just working hard. Everything I’ve kind of heard from you in your career is just, hey, why not try it? Right? I think that’s something big. And I talked to our team here a lot. Like, as a business owner, I don’t like mistakes. But guess what, we make mistakes. Make them once and learn from them. But don’t be afraid. You know, I always kind of tell everybody like make, make the mistake, make it quickly learn from it. And then let’s not do it again. And kind of look looking at your career a little bit of like, why not try it? I love that attitude. That’s kind of that’s what got us into this. That’s why we’re sitting here today is now I’m not an optical engineer. I’m not anything. You know, I have a background in shooting and military law enforcement and why not try it? So I think that’s a perfect example of a good thing to kind of get across. Well, you never know. Maybe, you know, you’re doing Krav Maga and now you’re What? 20 almost 20 years later.
Al Guinee 24:28
Yeah, you know, so I never expected to be a black belt in anything. Right? It’s just kind of, I just want to learn how to how to protect myself. Like go home every we always talk about going home every night. And and I found out I was okay at Krav Maga and I was okay at jujitsu and so I just kept doing it. You know? Somebody told me a long time ago was and also had to do with referee and you know, all those things all bleed, bleed together. He said, you know, your goal is perfection, but you’ll settle for excellence. Right? Yeah, nobody’s playing Perfect. You’re you’re not going to get all the calls, right? You’re not going to make all the decisions, right? But you just try to be excellent. If you can get to that level you’re going to do okay. So that’s, you know, I’ve blown some calls on the baseball field, the basketball, football field. I was refereeing some jujitsu matches yesterday. And one point, I made a call and I said, Oh, I think I just messed that up. Yeah. Okay. I did. Yeah. Let’s press on.
Brady Speth 25:30
Can’t go back. out of there, go move forward. Now. I love that attitude. So the speaking of Jiujitsu, you had your shirt on today. So We Defy Foundation is actually interesting because we’ve been working with them for a few years. And then you said you’re kind of affiliated and been working with them here in Arizona. So talk a little bit about what that is and kind of, you know, the heart behind it. Absolutely. Let’s
Al Guinee 25:53
Well, the We Defy Foundation is an organization that helps combat vets. It helps them reintegrate into society helps them deal with the PTSD or the injuries they suffered during combat. And what we do is through fundraisers and selling gear we give veterans scholarships to train in Jiu Jitsu
Brady Speth 26:20
Al Guinee 26:20
We we give them a six month scholarship to a We Defy Foundation accredited school, okay, so they could train for six months, if they enjoy it, and they want to continue we’ll give them another six months. We give them two uniforms and say go train and we find out that that is a great way for them to learn to deal with the stresses that are some of the the issues they have getting back to society coming back from though the combat situation so it’s a great organization we do a lot for and it’s it’s nationwide. Yeah, so cool, because it’s from East Coast to West Coast. We got schools in between. Arizona is one of the top states as far as having accredited schools. Yeah, Tucson itself has about six or seven schools. So I’m the ambassador for Arizona. So I tried to get get our guys together to go raise raise money sell gear, we were just at the bullpen submission at 10th Planet where I train at. And we had the the booth set up we sold for some t shirts and things all that all those proceeds go to fund a veteran perfect. So it during the February, March April timeframe, we did some ruck march. donations to participate. Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two really big times for us. We’ve been running on Veterans Day we’ve been running the Friday, Saturday, Sunday of Veterans Day weekend, we’ve been running seminars at schools in Tucson, we have a seminar, Friday seminar, Saturday, some seminar on Sunday, bringing in some of the top jujitsu specialists, technicians from around the world. And we’ll get the some of the founders of We Defy to come in and teach. And although everything we earn goes right to We Defy so it’s a really cool thing. You know, it’s great to help people out. And I’ve met some tremendous people, some throughout the country. So it’s worked out pretty well.
Brady Speth 28:35
Now, I love it, it hits one outlet, which is great as a lot of people just have pent up or need an outlet and, and two that that brotherhood, I think that community of people is something I missed when I left the military and even you know, missed that. So you haven’t kind of both of those outlets at one is that’s a great thing. So I’m happy that you guys are doing that. And I know like it’s funny. I didn’t put two and two together. So anything we can do to help though, absolutely. Part of that, because now
Al Guinee 29:01
that now that we’re so we we know more? Yeah, we can we can work that out Really? Well. Perfect. That’d be great.
Brady Speth 29:07
Yeah, I would love that. So we’ll kind of wrap up here. We like to keep it too long. I appreciate you coming in. Like I said, again, thank you for your service, military, law enforcement, even just stuff like that, to give them back to you know, a brother and sister in the military and, and what you’ve done for this community. So thank you. appreciate
Al Guinee 29:25
what you have done as well.
Brady Speth 29:26
I appreciate that. They a month and then and we’ll see how retirement maybe we’ll, we’ll have you back in and I’ll see how that’s settled.
Al Guinee 29:34
I’m 50% scared 50% anxious. Yeah. It’s the weirdest feeling I’ve ever had. I’ve never, you know, I’ve been working 43 years straight ever since I left for basic training, right.
Brady Speth 29:45
Oh my god.
Al Guinee 29:46
Yeah. And I’m like, Yeah,
Brady Speth 29:50
I have a feeling you’ll find something occupy your time. I think I think you’re the guy that sits on the couch or watch TV all day. So no, I think I think we’re good. All right. One last thing before we Let you go out. We like to do this with everybody. Okay? put you on the spot. nervous. I’m gonna pull out my little sheet here. Everybody nervous, even if there’s nothing written on nervous, which is awesome. So just a quick rapid fire. like to just see what people think so answer them. Don’t put too much okay, don’t put too much thought into them. Let’s see what you got here. If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Al Guinee 30:23
Oh, one superpower I would like to be super strong. That stronger than everybody.
Brady Speth 30:33
Yes Nice. I love it. This could be anybody alive dead anything like that pick one person you’d love to sit down and have a beer with?
Al Guinee 30:40
Oh man. That’s a great question. I honestly I would like to sit down and talk with General Colin Powell. He happened he’s like seems like the coolest person. Yeah, being a General and he seems like the coolest person down to earth. So I would just like to talk to him and just pick his brain.
Brady Speth 31:03
like that one. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be
Al Guinee 31:09
chocolate chip cookies. Oh,
Brady Speth 31:10
man look like it. Man. All right, what would the title of your biography be? which you probably should write one by the way. Oh, my gosh, good stories.
Al Guinee 31:22
I would go back to something i i said earlier. Strive. strive for perfection settle for excellence.
Brady Speth 31:30
Yeah, that’s a good one. If I handed you a million dollars, right, this second what’s the first thing you would buy?
Al Guinee 31:37
I would probably donate some of it to charity. And then I would open up my own jujitsu school.
Brady Speth 31:45
Yes, I like it. Oh, perfect. Thanks for being in. I love seeing the answers for that. So we get such a wide ranging response every one of those. So I’m with the other chocolate chip cookies. So we’ll, we’ll end it on that I appreciate your time. Thank you very much.
Al Guinee 31:59
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