From Dolphins to Pizza

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM EDT

Grand Island, N.Y. (WKBW) - Dave Perri said he does like routine.

"I get bored very easily," Perri said.

He spent more about two decades of his life in the water training dolphins and other sea creatures.

"Back in 1980, I started as a volunteer at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. Did that for 20 year of my life. I started when I was 16 years old and went from there," Perri said.

Perry got married and had four kids. He said it was time to go from training animals to helping them get well.

"I just wanted to do something different so I was turned on to animal pharmaceuticals I wanted to stay in animal health field and we started selling pharmaceuticals," Perri said

Although he stuck with his day job in sales, something else came about. He cooked up this tasty idea.

"I spent one summer four years ago building this monster oven. I made pizzas for 150 pizzas the first time ever," Perri said.

He now is the proud owner of Pizza Amore.

"We were at a party and my friends said Dave go and get your oven, put it on wheels and bring it over here so you can make pizzas for us. So that's were I got the idea for the truck," Perri said.

Dave didn't stop there. Now, they have a brick and mortar business on Grand Island. They serve 25 different style pizzas, all cooked in a brick oven.

Perri's entire family, his wife Diana and kids DJ, Danielle, Dominique and Devin all do their part in the business.

"The kids like it and my older two have taken on a leadership role, DJ takes out the mobile," Diana Perri said.

Diana said it is not only a family business. They also give back to the community in more ways than one.

"We donate to a lot of the fundraisers. On Thursdays we have karaoke because we wanted to do something for the kids. There is not really a lot for them to do that is free," Diana said.

Perri said whenever you feel stuck in a daily routine, don't be afraid to reinvent yourself.

"Maybe my wife and I will retire someday on beach and have our own dolphins," Perri said.