Meet Mark Alexander! Mark is an attorney with Stewart, Melvin & Frost in Gainesville. He is a longtime Gainesville resident, married to Michelle and the couple has two sons: Boone and Pete. Mark said his favorite restaurant in Hall County is 2 Dog and the best place to grab a cocktail is Luna's.
Among his colleagues in the Georgia Bar, Mark is a well-respected trial attorney and to his clients, he is best described as a “Crisis Navigator.”
We want to thank Mark for spending time with us recently and telling us more about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
Answer: "The fight for justice."
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: "2 Dog, the people."
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Hall County?
A: "29 years."
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met in Hall County and why?
A: "Enrique Montiel, because he brings all kinds of people together. If you met him you would know why…stay thirsty my friends.”
Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: "Summerville High School Football. Go Greenwave - State Champs!"
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: "Napa Valley for the wine."
Q: What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: "I remember threatening to run away from home when my parents would not let me go see 'Charlotte’s Web' on a school night."
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “'Honor is a man’s gift to himself.' – Rob Roy. 'It is one thing to study war…and another to live the warrior’s life.' – Steven Pressfield quoting Telamon of Arcadia mercenary of the fifth century B.C."
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: "Help coach high school football."
Q: What is your favorite music/ three bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: "Earth, Wind & Fire, Luther Vandross and Macklemore."
Q: What local business makes you the most nostalgic about Hall County and why?
A: "Longstreet Café, because that’s where friends meet."
Q: Choosing anyone (past or present and a non-relative), with whom would you love to have lunch? And where locally would you have this lunch?
A: "Jesus at Tap It."
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: "My relationships with its 'Good People.'"
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: "Leading a team that is always responsive, professional and prepared."
Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I was a Clemson Cheerleader for three years."
Q: What three words mean "Home" to you?
A: "Michelle, Boone, Pete."
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