Face Time with Mark Allen
Batavia resident Mark Allen, 64, was at Art in Your Eye in Batavia when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Batavia
Pets? A Pomeranian-shih tzu mix named Leo, a cat named Jasmine and a guinea pig named Audrey
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Jack Nicholson
First job? Mowing lawns for A.L. Allen and Sons Land Company
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau. I became a real estate salesman.
A book you’d recommend? “Life on the Mississippi” by Mark Twain
Do you speak another language? French
Favorite charity? Rotary International
Favorite local restaurant? Portillo’s in Batavia
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I sailed with the Sailing Education Association, chasing whales for the Navy to record whale sounds.