Name: Carson Mehl
Title: President of Dove Mountain Homes, LLC
Kids: One kiddo on the way. Should be arriving late August.
City you live in: Tucson, Arizona
A typical day in my life includes… A morning run through the University of Arizona (best campus in AZ) with my wife Ashley and our giant poodle Pablo, a stop at Jamba Juice, followed by super fun day at work and then home for supper.
I was born… on June 10 … the same day as Kate Upton and my building superintendent, Emil Martinez … so it was a pretty good day.
My favorite thing about Arizona… is the mountains, sunsets and saguaros.
I’m listening to… some nerdy podcasts like This Week in Startups, Freakonomics or Song Exploder.
My family… is loving, supportive and really fun to be around. I am a lucky guy.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Jesus Christ or Mark Zuckerberg.
One thing I cannot live without… club soda.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a pro tennis player … and that did not come close to panning out so I went into construction.
I’m inspired by… people who are smarter and more talented than I am … so I have tons of inspiration.
The one person who motivates me is… my dad; he is a champ.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… to end world hunger and then make sure all bars serve Tito’s.
The perfect day would be… Halloween landing on a Saturday with nice weather.
My first job was… I was a graphic designer and programmer at the University of Arizona Biomedical Communications Department in high school.
My favorite escape… is Telluride, Colorado almost any time of year.
My life… is a blessing; I have a lot to be thankful for.
I’m currently working on… getting ready to be a dad, renovating a house built in 1924 for my family and building some dream homes for dreamy clients that I am grateful to work with.
Always… say please and thank you. And be on time.
Never… fart loudly around people you don’t know well.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Biggest Dream… to have dinner with Jesus Christ or Mark Zuckerberg.
My Pet Peeve(s)… mean people, broccoli and yorkshire terriers.