5’s Senior Zoltar, Eric Bratcher, sits down with the 5 by 5 Editor-in-Chief, Steve Kass.
SK: Did you always want to be a Zoltar?If not, what did your career path initially look like?
EB: No. In fact, when I started college at Texas A&M, my plan was to be an Air Force pilot.I joined the ROTC as a freshman, lived in Corps dorms and joined the Civil Air Patrol. I learned to fly Cessna aircraft but soon realized that the altitude and pressure changes were giving me headaches. And to be honest, flying wasn’t as much fun as I thought it would be. I stayed with ROTC through my senior year, but by the end of my sophomore year at A&M, I realized that there were probably better ways for me personally to make a living.