Every few weeks, ASPE will interview one of our amazing members to help you “Get to Know” them. Here, we are pleased to introduce Frank Marsh, a member of the Richmond Chapter.
ASPE: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Frank: New Zealand, easy answer. Beautiful landscape, great wine and culture.
ASPE: What are your hobbies outside of work?
Frank: I enjoy being outdoors. I enjoy snowboarding, bodyboarding and being at the beach, fishing, hiking, camping, and just being outdoors, typically with the two dogs who I try to take everywhere. Cooking has always been a hobby of mine; I have cooked in countless kitchens throughout my life. I pretty much leave that to my wife these days, with the exception of using the smoker and grill.
ASPE: Which historical figure would you most want to meet and why?
Frank: Michael Jordan, he was the greatest.
ASPE: What do you do to relax?
Frank: Perfect remedy – glass of red wine or bourbon and sitting outside.
ASPE: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Frank: Probably on more than one occasion, working on the car or the yard with my dad growing up. Back then I hated it but I learned a lot from him, and when I look back I wish I had paid attention more.
ASPE: If you could play any sport professionally, what would it be and why?
Frank: Golf. Not because I’m good at it; I’m not. I could really use a lesson. I think it would be the best sport to be really good at. You travel the world, really have no expenses, and even if you finish last, you still get a nice payout.
ASPE: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Frank: I think somewhere along the Outer Banks. I grew up not far from there and spent a lot of time there. It’s quiet (some parts), has beautiful weather, and they have great fishing and waves.
ASPE: What is your favorite meal?
Frank: Chicken parm, I’ll take it wherever I can get it.
ASPE: Are you a movie buff? What is your favorite movie?
Frank: I love movies, any kind really. I can find a reason to enjoy pretty much any movie, whether it be the soundtrack, the way a scene was shot, or just good acting. I’d say right now my favorite is either Goodfellas or The Departed (big Scorsese fan).
ASPE: What is one interesting ability you have or an interesting fact about yourself?
Frank: I’m pretty good at Jeopardy.
ASPE: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Frank: A chef. Grueling hours drove me away from that.
ASPE: If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Frank: I would have to say take my dad skiing at Big Sky Montana. He went a long time ago and still talks about it. It’s on my list of places to visit.
ASPE: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Frank: To watch, college basketball. To play, probably golf.
ASPE: Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job?
Frank: The perfect job IS winning the lottery. I don’t think I am the type who could no longer “work.” I like to stay busy, and work gives you a sense of accomplishment.
ASPE: Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Frank: My bud from home, Val. He is very resourceful and can make any situation fun.
ASPE: What’s your favorite type of foreign food?
Frank: Can I say Italian…?
ASPE: What song would you say best sums you up?
Frank: Call me the breeze – Lynyrd Skynard.
ASPE: What is your proudest accomplishment?
Frank: Finishing this questionnaire, haha.