Why do we like Jaime Vogel? For one thing, she shattered the male
stranglehold on American Way's Ultimate
Road Warrior Search, becoming the first grand-prize winner in the
contest's five-year history with two X chromosomes. But just as
good was the fact that she gave us the best laugh-out-loud moment
during the photo shoot, when she tossed in this quip amid all the
polite, nice-to-meet-you chitchat: "You know what three
little words a road warrior wants to hear more than anything,
right? 'Exit-row window!'?" We weren't surprised by Jaime's quick
wit, since we got a taste of it on her blog, which she says is the
next-best place to being at home. She started it during a
frustrating flight delay, using it to vent about all the
aggravations of the road warrior lifestyle. Since then, it's
morphed into an insightful diary as well as a useful tool for her
friends and family to keep up with her when she's traveling ...
even when she's sitting on a mountain. A New Yorker, Jaime is
relatively fearless about living in the biggest, baddest metropolis
in the United States. But when she found out she was going to have
to pose on a mountainside for her photo shoot (and not in business
attire), she tried valiantly to talk us out of it. ("It's just not
me at all ... I don't even own hiking boots
I can bring great
black pants or a skirt suit and heels
") In the end, though,
Jaime showed true grit and spirit, conquering her misgivings and
doing what was required to get the job done right. Now
that's an Ultimate Road Warrior.
I'm 49 years old, but I feel like I'm
to 30. I feel very young at heart.
My first airplane trip was
When I was 20,
to go to college in Buffalo, New York.
When I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up to be
An entrepreneur, which I am.
Five years from now, I want to
Be in a position where my wife and I will be able to do whatever we
want, and maybe we'll live in Colorado, Arizona, or New Mexico.
Mary Ann or Ginger? Mary Ann. Ginger had
If I'm having a party and have to prepare one
dish, it would be
Sing in the car or shower? Car.
My go-to song when I'm in the mood to belt out a
tune: Anything by Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead.