Who is MetaMarshall?
MetaMarshall is Marshall M. Butler (MMB). I live in the Riverside/Avondale area of Jacksonville, FL.
What's up with the name?
The prefix Meta- means about (e.g. - metadata is data about data). I figured this blog would pretty much be about me and my thoughts, so hence the name.
I have been married to Karen for 10 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters, Emily (6) and Maggie (3). My parents are Rodney and Vicky Butler. They own and operate Butler Cleaners. I also have a sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Marshall Dixon (yes, another Marshall). My family all lives in the Riverside/Avondale area. Karen's immediate family also lives in Jacksonville. Her parents, F.D. and Norma Butler (yes, her maiden name is Butler, but we aren't related, we checked) live in the Arlington area near Karen's sister Hope and her husband Jesse. Hope and Jesse have a 3-year-old daughter named Kayla. Karen's other sister Kris is married to Bob and they have a 2-year-old named Elizabeth.
What do you do for a living?
I am Director of Sales and Marketing for Sinelli and Associates, a boutique consulting firm focused on the insurance industry. There is not a software application or system used by an insurance company that we can't help implement, optimize or revitalize. We primarily support the finance and accounting areas of an insurance company.
I also am planning to begin working in the family business (dry cleaning) again. The plan is to help my parents retire and together with my wife's help, take over the management and operation of Butler Cleaners.
What are your hobbies?
Participating in endurance sports, attending Florida Gator athletic events, traveling, working in the community, and playing with new technology.
Anything else interesting?
I like lists.
I graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville and have a B.S. from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
I have watched 99 of the AFI Top 100 movies. I need to find a copy of the Jazz Singer.
My favorite desserts include Key Lime Pie and Creme Brulee.
My favorite pizza is the Supreme at Gino's East.
My favorite barbecue (other than my own) is TC's in Northwest Jacksonville.
I have visited 34 of the 50 US states. The ones I haven't been to are Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho,
Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.
My triathlon bike is a Kestrel Talon and I run in Mizunos Wave Riders.
I can't live without my Garmin 305.