Name: Mike Farr
Occupation: Recreation supervisor, bartender
Name of business/workplace: Marion County Parks & Recreation and C&D’s Coliseum
When not working, I . . . fill my days spending quality time with my two sons, ages 9 and 5. Being a dad is my greatest joy, my boys are full of energy and clever minds that keep me learning. My other passions include producing new music and enjoying the company of my closest friends and family.
What I like most about living in Ocala: The opportunities. Ocala is continuing to grow and expand. This creates a lot of opportunities for motivated individuals to capitalize on.
My biggest pet peeve: Self-centered people. It is in my nature to understand how my actions can affect others. My motto has always been “Do whatever makes you happy, just don’t hurt people in the process.”
One word that summarizes my philosophy of life: Perseverance. I’ve adopted the philosophy of acknowledging the challenges and hardships I’ve faced in my life by turning them into opportunities for self-growth and empathy. In other words, the show must go on.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be. . . To have the capability to fly; traffic is the bane of my existence.
Community cause nearest my heart: I am unconditionally passionate and supportive of what organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club have accomplished and continue to organize for our youth here in Ocala. Many underserved youths in our community are seeking the opportunity to be a part of an outreach program. These programs provide a path that our youth can apply and convert into a life they become proud of.