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Featured Employee: Pat McCormick

by | May 29, 2013 | Market News

Employee Name:  Pat McCormick

Number of years of service at Pahls:  3 Years

Briefly describe your job duties at Pahl’s:
Market Support – I mainly deal with the non-plant stuff (Pottery, Fountains, Statuary, etc.) I’m also the handyman for the Market

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
When my co-workers come to me to solve problems or do the odd jobs.

Tell us about your family:

Married 30 years, I have a son who’s 20 and a daughter who is 25.

What is your favorite time of day?
Nap Time

What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Refereeing Lacrosse, it’s a Zen thing. For 1 to 2 hours all I think about is the game. I forget about work, money, family etc.

What is the farthest you have been away from home?  Tell us the most unique experience from that trip?
Spain, I went on a walking tour of the Basque country. Sitting in a Tapas Bar watching multi generations interacting: Grandmas playing cards at one table, teens at another, families at another, kids just being kids. The Tapas Bar is the community center for the Basque people

What are three things on your “Bucket List” ?
1. Retire and hike the Appalachian Trail – I did it in 2010, hiked from Georgia to Maine, 2200 miles, 6 months.
2. Work in a greenhouse – Doing it. Started at Pahls in 2011
3. Turn 65 and hike the Appalachian Trial again.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Only living for today

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To Draw

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
45 record of the Jackson 5 “Rock Around the Clock” My Dad made me return it, our Hi-Fi was broken.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick to be your mentor?
No One, everyone has something to they can pass on.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Move, change my name. Then claim the prize. Then I don’t know.

What is your all time favorite movie?
Princess Bride

What song do you play the most often?
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, live version

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
After graduating from college (I lived at home). I moved to Indianapolis. I didn’t know anyone or anything about the town.


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  1. Dave capolupo

    Did pat grow up in canoga park calif ? If so hi lived next door and he was my best friend till his family moved to minnesota

    • Chris Kaufenberg

      Sorry Dave, wrong Pat McCormick!


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