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Name: Simon Lamson.
Age: 23 (though most think I'm 30).
Family: An older brother who plays football at Washington State University.
Occupation: Substitute teacher, group fitness instructor, and front desk at the Yuba City Racquet Club.
Hobbies, interests: I'm an exercise enthusiast, but I also love to watch movies, play video games, and read books.
Where do you get your news? Not a fan of the news unless it directly affects my life, but of course the Appeal-Democrat.
What brought you to the Mid-Valley? My dad got the manager position at the Gridley Les Schwab Tire Center.
What do you like about area? I like the ability to be outside and active, as well as the ability to maintain a good tan.
Where would you like to live some day? Either on a beach somewhere, or Tahoe.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I sat second row at a Lakers game and (former basketball player) Rick Fox wished me happy birthday.
If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for? I would love to be able to own my own golf course, and wake up to the first tee box out of my back door.
Favorite sports team: The Linfield College Wildcats football squad, my alma mater.
Whom do you most admire? My father for the commitment he has made to my family and to make the things I have been blessed with possible.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A professional football player.
Favorite places to go to in the area? The golf course and the movies.
What is your dream job? To coach collegiate football.
What are some of your fondest memories? Playing collegiate football and going to Italy (Rome).
Favorite foods: Napolean Pizza and nonfat yogurt with granola and Andes mints on top.
What is your pet peeve? Getting my socks wet.
What was the last good book you read? "The Rhythm of Life."
Favorite book: "Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul."