Professional background: Real Estate Broker
When did you begin inventing?
When I was a child, I always used to play with my Erector Set. At the age of five, I really couldn’t read, but I could build the most amazing things with my Erector Set. I knew what a nut and a bolt was and how to use a screwdriver, I even built an Erector magnetic crane. Piece by piece I constructed its massive steel frame and assembled its enormous flywheel, pistons and governor. I was and inventor.
How did your idea come about?
Every day on my way home from work there’s this gigantic billboard advertising a major pest control company’s services. On the billboard there’s a house-sized toothbrush with a gigantic cockroach sitting on the bristles and I must admit it got me thinking of my own toothbrush — and then it happened! One night around 3:00am I walked into my bathroom, switched on the lights and there staring back at me was a huge Florida cockroach, and within a millisecond he was gone and the hunt was on. An hour later the roach was dead and the next day I purchased a brand new shiny toothbrush. But how could I prevent this from happening again? So that’s when I came up with my idea!
Favorite quote or joke:
“Whatever can go right, probably will.”
If you could build anything without any budget or other restrictions (other than your current idea), what would it be?
I have a renewable energy idea I’ve been working on for the past year that, once developed, could power a small neighborhood.
Why do you think you should be an Everyday Edison?
I believe I can be a successful Everyday Edison because I am highly entrepreneurial, extremely creative and I’m smart enough to know that the success of my product will depend upon its ability to reach an enormous market share. If I am selected as an Everyday Edison, I feel it will allow me to not only continue inventing but also increase revenue streams.
Is there anything else you would like the inventor community to know about you?
I am a creative thinker; I always try to find a different way of doing work. I like to be different from others.
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