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About Me

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 (4). 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 daughter named Kayla. Karen's other sister Kris is married to Bob and they have a daughter named Elizabeth and a newborn son named Will.

What do you do for a living?

I am Director of Sales and Marketing for Critical Path Training. We provide the SharePoint industry with the finest training available for developers, administrators and end users.

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 in Chicago.
My favorite barbecue (other than my own) is TC's in Northwest Jacksonville.
I have visited 41 of the 50 US states. The ones I haven't been to are Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Oregon.
My triathlon bike is a Kestrel Talon and I run in Mizunos Wave Riders.
I can't live without my Garmin 305.