The Story Behind The Happy Face of the ADK General Store’s Oliver Diaz

 Photo Courtesy SUNY Lamron

Photo Courtesy SUNY Lamron

We first encountered the smiling face of Oliver Diaz a couple of years back, behind the counter of the Adirondack General Store.

His parents Maureen and Robert had just become the proud, new owners of this ADK icon, and the whole family was busy pitching in.

 Robert, Maureen and Oliver at their store in the summer of 2014. Schroon Laker Collection. All Rights Reverved

Robert, Maureen and Oliver at their store in the summer of 2014. Schroon Laker Collection. All Rights Reverved

Unbeknownst to us at the time, Oliver was a budding comedian, with a serious passion for making people laugh. Just how serious? Well this Junior English and French double major is now a member of SUNY Genesco’s improvisation troupe No Laugh Track. You can read more about how comedy changed Oliver’s life and if he’ll make a profession out of it, in this feature published in the school’s Lamron Newspaper, which you can read right here.