People@Work — Jeff Moore
NAME: Jeff Moore
AGE: 30 years young
FAMILY: Wife, Brittany Moore; daughter, Mia Moore; son, Jeff Moore
POSITION: Financial sales manager at First Citizens Bank, treasurer of Jonesboro Rotary
HOMETOWN: Newport News, Va.
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? Sublime, “Wrong Way;” Dave Matthews Band, “Crash into Me;” Icona Pop, “I Love It (my daughter loves dancing to this song); Florida Georgia Line, “Get Your Shine On,” Luke Bryan, “Drunk on You”
What is your favorite movie? “Shutter Island” is a little-known favorite, but one of the best-filmed movies ever. I still wonder was he crazy or a cop?
What is your favorite book? “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. This book changed my life forever, and without it, I would not be as successful as I am today.
Is there a hobby you can’t live without? Riding horses. My family loves to ride, which brings our family closer together.
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? My car, it’s a Porsche Carrera 4 Cabriolet. I have owned it for several years and fall back in love with it every time I drive it. I hope that one day my kids will be able to appreciate it as much as I have.
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? Somewhere in the woods riding horses.
What was your dream job when you were a child? I always thought I would be a pilot. One day, I will fulfill my goal and go to flight school.
What are some of your favorite things? Cars, horses, guns, my family and God.
What would be your last meal? A filet mignon, baked potato and mac and cheese.
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) The Three Stooges, for the inevitable food fight and the great fun.
What is something interesting most people don’t know about you? Most people see me as a strictly business type of guy, but truthfully, I own a small hobby farm where we have at least 20 animals.
Ideal vacation spot: Belize, one of the most beautiful places on planet Earth.
Favorite professional sports team: Carolina Panthers, eventually we will have a good year!
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? St. Jude’s, my heart is with the kids.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? I broke my arm skating. Needless to say, that was the last time I put on rollerblades.
What would you like to know about the future? What the lottery numbers are for the next Powerball.
What’s your favorite website? I spend a bulk of my time perusing around slickdeals.net. It is a great site to find deals on just about anything. The worst thing about that site is that you spend too much money on stuff you don’t need.
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? I have done both and loved it!
Do you have a tattoo? Sadly, no. The funny thing is when I first moved out and went to college, my roommate was a tattoo artist. He always begged to do my first tattoo, but I feel like you don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley.
Any fears or phobias? Cockroaches, if I see one I call a minimum of two bug people to spray my house. Those are some nasty critters.
Ever been outside the United States? Yes, several times — I lived in Germany twice and miss the food more than anything.
Did you have a childhood nickname? JP, for some reasons my teammates thought it was easier to say JP than Jeff.
Favorite kind of cookie? Any that happen to be in front of me. You can say I have somewhat of a sweet tooth.
Favorite season? Late fall, after allergy season — it is perfect weather to throw the top back and cruise to the mountains.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? It’s always hard to tell someone they no longer have a job, but is part of my job sometimes.
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? I love myself just the way God created me.
What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? The older I get, the more of these I have. The other day, I accidently wore two different shoes to work, but at least they were both black.
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Brad Pitt.
Biggest pet peeve? People who talk really close to my face — I can hear you perfectly, now back up.
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? I really would like to be able to sing. I try and fail miserably every day though.
Ever seen a ghost? Yes, every time I watch “Three Men and a Baby.”
What superhero power would you most like to have? My power would be to control the weather; sure would be nice to have a sunny day for once.
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? Transformers, I am so happy that they are making them again so current generations can enjoy them as well.
Favorite band or musical artist? That is hard to answer, but it is between Dave Matthews Band and Sublime.
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? California, they already think they are their own nation — why not let them be?
What’s your cell phone ringtone? I don’t know. I don’t think I have ever turned it off of vibrate.
Favorite dessert? I love cheesecake. I wish Sanford had a Cheesecake Factory!
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? I guess I would have to be fired. At least I would have a new pet!
What’s your favorite condiment? Pickles, without them, no burger is complete.
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? Not one.
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Justin Beiber — sorry Beebs fans, when one of his songs comes on, I quickly change the station.
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Be truthful, regardless of the consequences.
How do you define success? I believe Winston Churchill said it best: “Success is going from failure to failure, without losing enthusiasm.”
Ever wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? So they would look taller in their plane
Hamburger or pizza? Pizza, but it has to be Papa John’s.
Describe your life philosophy in six words or fewer: Live life to the fullest.