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The management staff here at Wish I Had That is made up of several unique individuals that share a common goal; to provide you the best shopping experience and quality personal service as possible. We thought it might be fun to share a little information about ourselves, for better or worse. Take a few minutes to know some of the faces on the other end of your WIHT phone conversations and internet connection.
President / CEO
What do you do on the weekends: Church, family time, some work, and softball
Pets: Gooden Doodle (Poodle / Golden Retriever mix)
Hobbies/Interests: Church softball, reading, watching baseball.
Favorite Food: Chicken Divan
Favorite Smell: Spring air – it means baseball season is here!
To look at – blue (my wife's eyes).
To wear – gray.
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite TV Sport: LA Angels Baseball
Favorite sport to play: Baseball/Softball
Would you bungee jump? Yes
Would you parachute? Not now, maybe later.
What is the furthest you’ve been away from home? Australia
Favorite Book: Count of Monte Cristo (but there are so many good books!)
Favorite genre of music: Not a huge music fan, listen mostly to Christian rock or contemporary. Favorite band would be Third Day.
Favorite Season: Spring
Can You Juggle? 3 items or less
Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? If it is green, I try to avoid it.
Beach, Mountains or City? Mountains
Glass half empty or half full: Half empty. May I have a refill please?
Personal Quote: Ask not what your company can do for you. Ask what you can do for your company! (Just Kidding)
Your Guilty Pleasure:
If you could have one super power: Mind control. It could have a very positive effect on the world if used for good.
Strong in mind or Strong in body? Mind …. No, body …. Hmmm …. May I have both please?
Technology or Art? Technology
Favorite Biblical Passage: "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear."
I Corinthians 10:13
This verse allows me to put my trust in God to carry me through the trials and temptations that I encounter in life. I hope it will help you too!
Back on the farm I use to sit and think about things. Then repress those thoughs.
Shipping Dept. Manager
Are you named after anyone? A Great Great Great Uncle on my father’s side
Do you use sarcasm a lot? No, I don’t get away with it.
Favorite Smell: Toss up between Leather and spent Fireworks
Favorite Color: Gray. I actually didn’t realize it at first, an old girlfriend had to tell me. She asked me the same question and I told her that I didn’t really know so she looked around at my personal possessions and figured it out.
Favorite Movie: I can’t say if it’s my favorite but it would be the one that I watch most often on lazy afternoons. The Whole Nine Yards.
Favorite TV Sport: College Football.
Would you bungee jump? No
Would you parachute? No, afraid of heights
What is the furthest you’ve been away from home? Seattle, Wa. Flew there and back. It was raining for half my visit.
Favorite Season: A California Valley Winter. It doesn’t snow but it does get cold. The best days are when a morning starts at 0 degrees Celsius or lower.
Favorite Month: October, because it starts to get colder.
Can You Juggle? Not even a little
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.
Beach, Mountains or City? I am a fair-skinned red-head and the beach only gives me sunburns. No thank you. My best vacation ever included chopping wood with a long-handled axe on the slopes of snow covered mountain forest.
Glass half empty or half full: Half full is an illusion.
Your Guilty Pleasure
- Movie: Chick Flicks and Foreign Films.
Strong in mind or Strong in body? My choice would be Strong in Mind, of course. Aren’t most stories about David beating Goliath? Out thinking your opponent? Work smarter not harder? Besides, look at the ongoing Olympics. Doesn’t the advancement in technology and science make athletes all the more skilled in their events? Strong in mind would make me strong in body.
Technology or Art? Art is good to have around but Technology invented the toothbrush.
Favorite Color: Shades of blue, green and yellow.
Nick name? Al
Are you named after anyone? Grandpa's middle name, Aloysius
Noteworthy Accomplishments: Perfect attendance K-8th grade, I was a healthy kid!
What do you do on the weekends: What I didn't get done during the week...aka Shopping, Sleeping in. Socializing.
2 or 3 things about yourself that most people don’t know: left-handed, 5 ft tall
Pets: Terrier mix puppy Corduroy and cat Sweetpea
Hobbies/Interests: I like to be creative and design things- whether it be a handbag or a sweater for my puppy. Also like to travel and go to concerts.
Favorite Food: Southern Comfort food
Do you use sarcasm a lot? A healthy amount
Favorite Smell: That cave smell on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland....Sephora smells pretty great too!
Favorite Color: Fuschia
Favorite Movie: Can't possibly pick just one, but I have yet to see a Steve Martin movie that I did not like.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? All the colors rolled into one
Favorite TV Sport: Channel surfing.
Favorite sport to play: Badmitton- only sport I seem to be skilled at!
Would you bungee jump? Heck no
Would you parachute? Not unless the plane was on fire!
What is the furthest you’ve been away from home? Florida
Favorite genre of music: 80's new wave/90's alternative
Favorite Season: Spring, because it means winter is over and summer is near!
Can You Juggle? Objects, no. Tasks, yes.
Favorite Drink: Currently obsessed with Sweet Tea
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? No. Hold the broccoli, thanks.
Beach, Mountains or City? Love that fresh mountain air!
Glass half empty or half full: Depends on the day...
Personal Quote: Borrowed quote.....”I don't care if it's a mans world, as long as I can be a woman in it”.
Your Guilty Pleasure;
- Movie: The Babysitters Club (for the 13yr old inside of me)
- Music: I still think the Pure Country soundtrack is great.
- TV: Infomercials
If you could have one super power: I would be like a dvr...i could pause or rewind any given moment...or fast forward the monotonous daily tasks like lines and traffic.
Strong in mind or Strong in body? Mind
Technology or Art? Art
VP -Import &
Family? I consider myself so blessed. I have a wonderful wife, Ginger, that I married in 1971, and we have three fantastic sons and three beautiful daughters-in-law...and we're all still talking!
They've given us 7 grandkids (6 boys and 1 girl, which we will spoil
rotten). My middle son, Robert, joined me in the business as soon as he passed his CPA exams, and
was immediately made Pres. It's been a real privilege to work with him every day! He really is modest, but is the daily operations and accounting brains behind Wishihadthat...we could not do what
we do without him!
I'm now living a double life since Ginger retired
from teaching. We moved to KY, and I will be overseeing our new warehouse there, but still have a home about an
hour from the office in Pine Mountain Club. We go back and forth
every few months.
2 or 3 things about yourself that most people don’t know: I’ve written hundreds of songs & poems, even a couple of books…no joke! I've copyrighted several volumes at the Library of Congress, but never tried to publish. Maybe someday. I have a lot of creative energy, I guess.
Pets: Being over 60, they keep dying on me. Currently, my best
furry friend is a Goldendoodle named Baxter
plus a Miniature Schnauzer named Sadie.
Hobbies/Interests: Travel - I've
posted many recent adventures
online. I collect movies, which drives my wife crazy...but it's my only vice so she puts up with it. Maybe I need a new one?
Thoughts on retiring? I'm on the plus side of
60, but love my business and think I'd be totally bored not working, at least part-time. Definitely, more travel in our future,
Favorite Food: What's for dinner tonight? Actually, I do most of the cooking in our empty-nest house...which generally means we go out to eat a LOT. It was a good trade for me...she pays all the bills, and I get to cook occasionally. Does that answer the question?
Do you use sarcasm a lot? Who, me?
Would you bungee jump? I’d love to. Fact is, I don’t know why I haven’t done something like that. Ditto for the parachute insanity. I used to be a diver and
spent a good deal of time on a trampoline, so I'd probably like the bouncing up and down!
Beach, Mountains or City? Give me my tall pines and cool breezes in the mountains any day.
Glass half empty or half full: I’m ever the optimist, so definitely half full.
Personal Quote: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
If you could have one super power: to be able to s-t-r-e-t-c-h t-i-m-e
Strong in mind or Strong in body? I’m getting older, and the body doesn’t do as much for me…but I still THINK it does, so I guess I’d have to say mind.
Technology or Art? Technology has brought the world to people, made art accessible, and put at everyone's fingertips the ability to manipulate or create some weird stuff.
However, you can no longer believe anything you see. For
example, photos...I've never been to see the Matterhorn, yet I'm
"there" in my picture (also 30 pounds lighter!) So, I have
the greatest respect for those that can create real art using non-technical means.
Personal Website: Besides Wishihadthat and
RoJico? I started a family photo
gallery which is fun, and a new Rep marketing site: www.DecorReps.com.
Pets:2 Dogs, Tinkerbell & Tiny
Hobbies/Interests: Video Games COD4
Favorite Food: Baby back ribs w/ Jack Daniels sauce
Do you use sarcasm a lot? Well ya, why do you want to know?
Favorite Smell: Dinner
Favorite Color: Forest Green
Favorite Movie: Man on Fire
Favorite TV Sport: Football
Favorite sport to play: Paintball
Would you bungee jump? YES!
Would you parachute? You have to die sometime, might as well die after a great view, so yes.
What is the furthest you’ve been away from home? 3,296 miles or is it 3,297
Favorite Book: Clive Barkers "The Thief of Always"
Favorite genre of music: House
Favorite Season: Spring, beach time.
Can You Juggle? I can juggle 2 or 3 balls
Favorite Drink: Mocca coffee in the morning
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes
Beach, Mountains or City? Beach
Glass half empty or half full: Depends on the situation
Personal Quote: "If you are going to do it then do it right the first time or do not do it at all"
Your Guilty Pleasure
- Movie: Chick Flicks
- Music: Classical
- TV: Little house on the Prairie
If you could have one super power: Mind reading.
Strong in mind or Strong in body? Strong in mind, except on Mondays
Technology or Art? Technology. I can make art with a computer
We have some great guys working in the warehouse to fill your
every order! These individuals work hard, whether unloading 40' containers or filling
the smallest of orders, and we want to thank them all for their
hustle, loyalty, and great attitudes. While our customers won't hear their voices on the phone, they all help us maintain our great customer service!