DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Cody Lobo.
Do you have any siblings?
I am a quadruplet (yes my mom is a super hero.) I have 3 siblings all the same age as me; Danielle, Jimmy, and Niki.
Are you a morning or evening person?
Evening person but I enjoy a morning coffee.
What are you most known for, especially among your friends?
Being a huge Marshall fan. Go Herd!
What do you do in your free time?
I like to spend time traveling with my Fiancé, Ashley and our dog, Marshall. I also enjoy cooking, golfing (not well), gardening, and volunteering in the community.
What hobby would you get into if you had the time and money?
Let’s say flying a plane because my Fiancé likes to travel and wants to try skydiving, so that would take us anywhere and I could also be too busy to jump out of the plane with her.
If there were an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal in?
I would like to say cooking.
If you had enough money to not need one, what would be your “job”?
Being a sailboat guide in the Caribbean doesn’t sound so bad but I really enjoy my career as a local Realtor.
What are some accomplishments you’re really proud of?
Graduating from Marshall University, receiving Rookie of the Year at RE/MAX Clarity Huntington, and I am a proud community volunteer in Huntington.
Are you from Huntington? If not, what brings you to Huntington?
My Granny moved here from Kentucky and “Vovo” (Grandpa) from Brasil. So, I am a third generation Huntingtonian besides the first few years of our lives living in Gainesville, Florida. (Go Gators!)
What are three things you like best about Huntington?
There are too many to name but I love the inclusivity, the various local businesses, and of course Marshall University.
What are three things you’d like to change?
There are so many great resources already but I would like to help with the addiction issues in our area, although downtown is certainly on the rise I would still Ike to see more done to revitalize empty buildings downtown, and I would like to help provide affordable quality housing for Marshall students who don’t live on campus.
What is/are your favorite restaurant(s) in the Huntington metro? Why?
Again, there are way too many to name! A few in our normal rotation are:
- La Famiglia (authentic food plus I am an “Alumni)
- Rocco’s Ristorante (my Italian roots are showing)
- Peddler/Backyard (Very friendly staff and great food/atmosphere)
Favorite shop(s)? Why?
- Glenn’s Sporting Goods (For their Marshall Apparel selection plus Paul the manager has never met a stranger)
- Wildflower Gift Shop inside The Market (They have gifts for every occasion plus the owner and staff are very dear to me.)
Any local and/or small businesses you’d like to acknowledge?
I would like to acknowledge the Hagy’s at La Famiglia for treating me like family while I worked there and their involvement with Marshall University. I would also like to acknowledge the Huntington Children’s Museum for bringing a great resource to town for our future leaders of Huntington to learn about STEM.
What is a food you’ve had that you enjoy that you can’t find in Huntington?
I think Huntington has a vast variety of cuisine but my Fiancé always says she wants to see an Ethiopian restaurant.
What are some things everybody should try at least once?
- Volunteer at any local non profit (you will meet the nicest people who have a passion for others)
- Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Contact me for a great resort recommendation in Honduras!)
- Travel the world with your partner
Where is the strangest place you’ve ever been?
I wouldn’t say strange is the word but driving through the Amalfi Coast in Italy and seeing the beautiful architecture built into the mountainside is hard to imagine how they built it.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Simple but effective, my Dad once told me: “The worst they can do is say no” meaning don’t let your doubt hold you back and just go for it!
Pretend this is the yearbook, what is your senior quote?
Stop and smell the roses every now and then.