This week we continue our series of interviews with agents and staff members. We hope these quick peeks into the lives of our team members will go beyond putting a face with a name. These snippets will give you an informative and sometimes humorous look at our most important asset, our people. This week’s interview is with auctioneer and real estate agent Alden Butcher.
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Full Name: My name is Alden Kent Butcher, I am 30 years old from Jane Lew, WV.
Family: My wife, Dr. Micah I. Butcher (Pharm D.) We have One Daughter: 8 Months old, Eliza Rae.
Do you have a nickname, if so what is it and how did you get it? “Alvy” my grandfathers name was Alvy. Some folk have a hard time saying my first name, “Alden”. I do not mind being called Alvy at all. But it is “AL-DEN” not “ALL-DEN”. My grandfather was a big part of my upbringing. He passed away in 2003. We miss him greatly.
First Job: It seems like I have always had jobs to do growing up while working with family that I got paid for. I worked in the hay fields and as a farm hand while in middle and high school.
Worst Job: The sewage plant maintenance was by far the dirtiest job I ever had. I would like to avoid sewage as much as possible these days. But, it was a learning experience for sure.
Personal motto or credo: Family first, always.
A great day is comprised of these elements: I am a firm believer that in order to crack the codes in life you have to have something to love and something to look forward to. In order to be able to have success, I think it is important to be passionate about life.
Hobbies: I love Music, I play guitar, dirt track racing, hunting /fishing and look forward to cooking with family. As a family, we try to come together 5 days out of the week for dinner.
Favorite Sport or event to watch, live or on TV: I rarely watch TV, but I do like Americas Got Talent, The Voice and Westerns.
Proudest Childhood Accomplishment: #1 I met my wife Micah in the 8th That was by far my biggest accomplishment. Especially when we talked her parents into letting her go out with me. When I was a Freshman in High School I earned a starting spot in Varsity football special teams. The very first game of the year I ran a kick- off return back for a 90-yard Touch Down. I was the first freshman in Lewis County history to receive a varsity letter in football. That was an incredible feeling. I had all state recognition as a Running Back and Linebacker. I went on to play football for Fairmont State University where I studied business.
What did you want to be when you grew up? As a young child, I always wanted to be an Air Force Pilot. But my involvement in sports changed that aspiration. I went on to be an athlete in college. However, I have recently started to pursue my pilots license and still love aviation.
If you were a super hero, what powers would you have: Time Travel, If I could travel back and forward in time I think most of the world’s problems could be solved.
It’s Karaoke night and you have to sing, what’s your go to song? CCR Have you ever seen the rain
What two stations or Podcasts do you listen to most in your car? Bluegrass and Country
What makes you laugh: People’s ways, I do not make fun of people but I do think people are funny with their individual creativeness and personalities. I think everyone is funny and I like to imitate people.
Alaska or Hawaii, which would you rather visit for vacation and why? I have never visited Alaska and I would love to do so soon. I have visited Hawaii a few times and it is my favorite vacation destination, so far. I wish we could visit both states soon! Alaska is on the bucket list.
Of your five senses, which is the strongest and why? I am a visual learner. Sight is my best sense.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say: I asked my wife if she could help me with this question and she said “OH GOSH”… Warning, on the move constantly, frequent interruptions, receives phone calls all hours of the day.
How many pair of shoes do you own? 10
If you could share a coffee with four individuals, living or dead, who would they be? My grandfather Alvy Butcher, Stonewall Jackson, Hank Williams, Richard Prior
If you had to describe yourself using an animal, which one would it be and why? I would describe my-self as a bear. I am pretty head strong with determination and also physically strong. I am friendly until I am not. But it takes a lot to get under my skin.
On a scale of 1 – 10 how painful is the questionnaire? 5
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