People@Work: Marshall Downey
NAME: Marshall Downey
FAMILY: Wife, Penny, and three sons, Drew (18), Jason (14) and Zack (14)
POSITION: Assistant director, planning and development, Sanford/Lee County
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? "She Sells Sanctuary" (the Cult), "Would?" (Alice in Chains), "How Soon is Now" (the Smiths), "A Forest" (the Cure), "In the End" (Linkin Park)
What is your favorite movie? "Saving Private Ryan"
Is there a hobby you can't live without? Not really
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? Antique pump organ (family heirloom)
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? At home
What was your dream job when you were a child? Artist
What are some of your favorite things? Spending time with family, fishing, camping
What would be your last meal? Pasta
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) Jesus, Tom Hanks, John Smoltz
What is something interesting most people don't know about you? Born in Honolulu
Ideal vacation spot: Jamaica
Favorite professional sports team: Atlanta Braves
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a non-profit organization, which would you pick? American Diabetes Association
What's the worst injury you've ever had? Torn ligament in knee
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Not really
What would you like to know about the future? What will happen to my boys (career, family, etc.)
What's your favorite website? CNN or ESPN
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Probably not
Do you have a tattoo? No
Any fears or phobias? Bungee jumping or skydiving
Ever been outside the United States? Yes
Did you have a childhood nickname? Tab
Favorite kind of cookie? Macadamia nut
Favorite season? Fall
What's the hardest thing you've ever had to tell someone? Passing of a family member
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Not likely
What's the most embarrassing experience you've ever had at work? Presentation to elected board and forgot to download presentation on laptop.
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Kevin James
Biggest pet peeve? Bad drivers
What's your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6:15 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? Inner drive to exercise more
Ever seen a ghost? No
What superhero power would you most like to have? Fly
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? Scooby Doo
Favorite band or musical artist? The Cure or the Smiths
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? New Jersey
What's your cell phone ringtone? Default
Favorite dessert? Anything chocolate
Who's your best friend and why? My wife, I can confide in her anything.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? Stop Hitler’s rise to power
What's your favorite condiment? Ketchup
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Anything on G105 (my twins make me listen to pop).
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Respect one another
How do you define success? Happiness
Ever wondered by Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? Not until I read this question in a previous "People at Work"
Hamburger or pizza? Pizza
Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Work hard, love family, have fun.