The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Barry Hartsfield
Where do you live? Montclair
When did you move there? I grew up here, 3rd generation.
How do you make a living? Account Executive at a software company. It’s a platform that allows companies to control and manage their expenses.
Coffee, tea or … ? Definitely coffee and light and sweet.
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Breakfast and coffee from Hot Bagels Abroad on Valley Road, a trip to Edgemont or Brookdale Park so my 6 year old son can play with his friends., watching college football, and having a few adult beverages with friends.
What’s on your nightstand? Cornell West’s Black Prophetic Fire and Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe
What are you listening to? John Coltrane – A Love Supreme, Eric B. & Rakim – Paid in Full, and Prince – Sign O the Times.
What are your current addictions? Toasties from Egan’s and working out at NYSC.
Talent you would most like to have. I wish I could sing. I have a deep radio voice, but can’t carry a tune.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? That it’s a diverse town, and great place to raise a family.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? He was an excellent father, husband, and loved helping kids catch their dreams and attend college.