Face Time with Mark Allen

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

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.