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MRD Employee Spotlight: Mark Heptinstall

Today, our spotlight is on Mark Heptinstall, Chief Financial Officer for MRD!

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The Getting to Know you questions

  • 1. First, tell us how long you’ve been at MRD?

  • A little over 4 years. I started Memorial Day weekend, 4 years ago.

  • 2. What do you like most about MRD?

  • I think the people! It is a very laid back, family atmosphere. I like the people.

  • 3. What is your proudest moment at MRD?

  • I think watching people reach their goals and the company reaching goals. I kind of get a buy in, self-appreciation/awareness of people achieving their personal and professional goals.

  • 4. What motivates you to work hard?

  • I think it just has always been my ethics, love of work and passion for Property Management. I have been in it for 35 years and held many positions so it’s kind of a passion. This is a little different than what I have done in the past. This is all numbers. So, I am kind of a number geek! I’m an Accountant so I like to play with numbers and see where they turn out and doing reports. That makes you work hard.

  • 5. Who is your hero?

  • My late stepdaughter, Katie.

  • 6. Best advice you have been given?

  • Always do the right thing. No matter what. It might put you in a bad situation but you should always stay with your ethics and do the right thing.

  • 7. If you could choose to do any job for a day, what would it be?

  • Driving a Tractor Trailer. I have always been fascinated with them, even when I was little, I used to make the models. I think that would be pretty neat. I love towing things behind my Jeep like a trailer. My wife laughs at me but I would like to be a truck driver for a day.

  • 8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

  • I like Florida and I like Hawaii. I’ve been to both but somewhere warm away from the Michigan winters. Before I came here I was down in Atlanta and before that I was in Florida. I got used to the nice weather especially in the winter time. One of those two places, probably more Florida. Being in Hawaii, you kind of get Island Fever. I used to do racing and went there for the Iron Man.

  • 9. What was your childhood nickname?

  • It is still my nickname, Hep. During high school and college, no one ever called me by my first name so I probably wouldn’t have even answered to it back then.

  • 10. What's 3 things left on your bucket list?

  • 1. Retire! Retire with money!
    2. Just enjoy life with the family.
    3. Do some traveling.
    I have done quite a bit in my life so I can’t think of anything major that I haven’t done. I mean I am not going to do any parachuting or skydiving! That’s out for me. I would like to go to Europe, like London and Paris.

  • 11. Favorite things to do on your days off?

  • If I ever get the chance, I like to golf and fish. Usually I go home on the weekends (Mark commutes back to his family in Indiana on the weekends), I spend most of the summer just working around the farm. Cutting grass and trees and taking care of stuff like that. Hanging by the pool and maybe getting fishing/golfing in if I can. That is where I am going next weekend with my brother in law, on a fishing/golfing trip south of Bloomington, Indiana!