People@Work: Marshall Downey

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 04:38 PM

NAME: Marshall Downey

AGE: 44

FAMILY: Wife, Penny, and three sons, Drew (18), Jason (14) and Zack (14)

POSITION: Assistant director, planning and development, Sanford/Lee County

HOMETOWN: Durham

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.