Joe

Preston, Nebraska USA

Who are you and what do you do?
'My name is Joe Buckminster. I am married to Kati and have a daughter Liv who is ten. Kati and I had lived in Preston for almost thirteen years until recently moving to town. I am the Technology Director for the local hospital and also run a technology consulting business on the side. Being in rural America, my hobbies are mostly geared towards being outside including camping, fishing and country cruises with the dogs and family on our Ranger.'

Why do you choose to live in Preston?
'At the time we purchased our home in Preston we were young and renting. The homeowners of the rental were looking to sell the farm we lived on, so looking for our first home to purchase we really wanted to stay in the country. There was a family looking to sell their home in Preston and for us it was a good fit. Not many homes are available around here outside of town unless you have the inside scoop with farming families and can get the homes before they hit the market.'

What's your favourite place in Preston and why?
'Our favorite place was in our yard, just being outdoors, planting trees, flowers and bushes. We had raised chickens and turkeys for a few years that became household pets, along with the cat, three dogs, a turtle, and rabbits. When our daughter was born everything changed and all animals had to become our pets so we spent a lot of time with her taking care of them. The one she never was able to talk her mom into (and is trying to, still to this day) is a snake!'

What is Preston proud of?
'There is a lot of history to Preston and at forty years old now I am not as educated as some of the older generation that still live there. Preston is a small village with about twenty-five people in total living there. We all tend to take care of each other and help each other out when we can.'

Tell us something about Preston that people won't know?
'Preston is extremely small. When driving by, if you blink, you'll miss it as the streets are only two blocks and your gone. '