THE PROP: Brian Oakley displays some nostalgia-inducing items: a “Star Wars” Imperial walker, a G.I. Joe, a slinky and an LP record.
PARTNER AND GENERAL MANAGER – Julian’s
Why did you select your profession?
Sometimes it chooses you.
Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?
I will be opening a few more businesses in the Providence area that have positive impacts on our community.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
Learn how to balance a checkbook, read more, buy a house and work hard.
What is your favorite Rhode Island escape or hobby?
The ocean, Cliff Walk, Chase Farm or Lincoln Woods with my dog, bicycling, shooting at the range, grilling, baking muffins, oysters, listening to records or just flying through the bus tunnel on a hot summer night (probably my favorite thing to do in the city).
How do you keep a work-life balance?
Have you ever seen the documentary “Man on Wire”? It’s pretty inspiring, I highly recommend it.
What one thing in your professional life would you like a do-over on?
I wish that when I was younger I had spent more time working with my dad and learning more about his craft.