stage name- moda mark
and author or the M.O.D.A. song that is sung at many parties.
(to the tune of Y.M.C.A)
Where did you grow up?
Cleveland, Ohio USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
Favorite past time / hobbies?
Reading / Keeping up on Current Events / Working on Home Renovations
Tell a funny story about being on the road…
I once met with a new customer at 10:00 PM (after a class at their shop) and worked with them until 3:30 AM. The customer always enjoyed telling the other reps that “MODAMARK”, was willing to meet with her at “any time”, to accommodate her busy business schedule.
What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
A Music Teacher
|Marty Mark Mickey – 1980|
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Annual vacations with my parents and two younger brothers. Thanks to my father’s employer, United Airlines, we were able to visit lots of places through the years, growing up during the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Tell us about another job you had…
During my college years, I worked at four different jobs at one time – performed in a wedding band, worked in a retail store, delivered pizza’s on campus, and patrolled security overnight a women’s dormitory, nearby my residence hall. (See pic – Mark – 1983)
|Mark and Diana – 2010|
Tell us about your beloved?
My spouse Diana and I will be married twenty years in October 2011. We have always had one or two cats to keep us company in our home.
Name 5 things always found in your fridge?
There is nothing in my refrigerator. (I travel ‘most’ days of the year, and dine out ‘every’ day of the year)
|Shy Mark – 1979|
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know…
I am basically a shy person
Name three things you never leave home without…
Car Keys / Wallet / iPhone
My passion is…
To be a sincere, organized, professional, and prompt person
My motto is…
‘Small Bolts’ and ‘Free Shipping’ on all Moda Fabrics!
|Mark’s Senior Prom – 1979|
Me & my: senior prom / wedding / bad hair cut / proud moment / school photo, etc.
My first date was my Senior Prom (refer to earlier question about being very shy)
|Mark III Band – 1985|
If you were not a sales rep, what else would you do?
Return to a career as a musician
I still own every letter written to me since August 1978
If gas mileage & space for samples, were not a requirement, I’d be driving…
A sensible, regular car, just like everybody else would be driving here in Michigan / Ohio / Indiana
|Dad and Mark – 1964|
Favorite “old” Photograph?
Dad and Mark – 1964
|Joseph and Mark – 2005|
Favorite “Moda Customer Party” Photograph?
Joseph and Mark – 2005
What is the favorite thing about your career as a salesperson?
Assisting and advising customers to prosper, with the help of Moda Fabrics and United Notions.