Sean Strub, founder and advisory editor of POZ, has had numerous identities in his professional life: theater producer, political consultant, marketing executive and author. But as The New York Times reports, soon after Strub purchased property in Milford, Pennsylvania, in 1996, he added another title to his resume: local businessman.

According to the article, Strub helped launch a film festival and a magazine in Milford. He also bought a local hotel, which he renovated and reopened. To better supervise his local projects, Strub purchased a Victorian house close to the hotel, which he restored into his new home.

The Times profile focuses on renovations to Strub’s house, but his life as an AIDS activist is referenced throughout the article. “[I’m] healthier than I’ve been in 20 years [because of antiretroviral drugs],” Strub told the Times.