Snapshot: Tyler Kittleman
Occupation: I work with Comcast in video and audio production at local Public Access studios around Connecticut as well as productions for live events for the company.
Family: I live in Oxford, Conn., with my fiance Nicole Veach and brother Matthew, and my parents Holli and Bill Kittleman are from Salem, Conn.
Pets: We have two cats: Molly, the older cat who loves to nap, and Tater Tot, who loves to run around the house like a mad woman.
What do you like to do in your free time? I love to read comic books, work on musical projects, or lend a helping hand to the Town Players of Newtown.
What is your favorite book? I’m a huge comic book nerd, and I love Wolverine so my favorite book would be Old Man Logan because they explore a world in Marvel with a very interesting side of Logan that I love.
What organizations are you part of in Newtown? I’m a board member for the Town Players of Newtown.
Who has been the greatest influence in your life? My grandfather and my father taught me it was okay to be who I am and to follow my own path and stay true to who I am.
If you could spend the day with one person, who would you choose and why? I would say I would love to spend the day with Guy Fieri, not because he’s an amazing chef but because he’s the mayor of flavor town and I would love a tour and expand my pallet.
Who is your favorite musical artist? I absolutely love Iron Maiden and my favorite song is “The Number of the Beast.” I have been in love with them since I was a kid, and I finally got to see them live in 2019 with my best buddy Mark and make one of my dreams come true.
What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever been given? Never give up and never surrender.
What is something you cannot live without? Diet Coke and pizza. It’s what I love and run on.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Finding the woman of my dreams and asking her to marry me.
What is a meal/recipe your family has passed down to you? When I was young my family would get together and bake Greek pastries, so I would say it would be my mother teaching me and passing down the recipes of all the Greek pastries we loved and enjoyed creating together.
What is a tradition your family does that is important to you? We all get together no matter what each year and do a family vacation. The last few years it’s been Disney World. What can I say, I’m a kid at heart. Disney is my happy place.
What would you like The Newtown Bee to cover in the future? I honestly love how The Bee covers so much local news and content, which is not seen as much today. I would say I would love it to cover more local art and entertainment, but I’m a little biased because I’m on the Town Players’ board.