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. Justin Dickey.
Do you have any siblings?
Zero. Mom said she stopped at perfection; she may be biased.
Morning or evening person?
I am leaning toward morning. That way I can get maximum sunlight.
What are you most known for, especially among your friends?
The Spanish speaking guy.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy doing videography, drone flying, and learning foreign languages.
What hobby would you get into if you had the time and money?
Traveling the world to snowboard numerous mountain ranges.
If there were an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal in?
Drinking yerba mate and keeping my Duolingo streak alive.
If you had enough money to not need one, what would be your “job”?
Perhaps travel photography, building businesses from scratch, or finding other ways to give back to the community.
What are some accomplishments you’re really proud of?
Backpacking Costa Rica, studying Spanish in Peru, or helping clients get into their new homes.
Are you from Huntington? If not, what brings you to Huntington?
It is safe to say that I am from Huntington.
What are three things you like best about Huntington?
- There are plenty of yearly events
- Marshall camaraderie
- People are trying hard to help the city grow
What are three things you’d like to change?
- Bringing certain businesses to the city (dream: indoor climbing gym)
- Keeping young professionals in the area
- Distressed housing/Creating safe and sanitary housing for everyone/Education on homeownership
What is/are your favorite restaurant(s) in the Huntington metro? Why?
I’d like to shout out The Peddler. It’s our local brewery with tasty morsels. I am into the laidback, casual vibes.
Favorite shop(s)? Why?
I’m not much of a shopper, but Inner Geek is pretty cool. I like seeing the vintage toys that remind me of my childhood. Full Circle Gifts and Goods at Heritage Station has a wide selection of fun gifts and trinkets, so kudos to them, too.
Any local and/or small businesses you’d like to acknowledge?
Heritage Farm! I actually didn’t visit until recent years. They had added some adventure attractions to their business such as a couple ziplines, downhill mountain biking, and a 4 story obstacle course. Go check it out!
What is a food you’ve had that you enjoy that you can’t find in Huntington?
Alfajores. They are an Argentinian cookie sandwich snack filled with dulce de leche.
What are some things everybody should try at least once?
Try just about everything! But I will say: traveling; overseas or within the country.
Where is the strangest place you’ve ever been?
In some houses that I have shown in the area. haha
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Attitude is everything – Grandma
Pretend this is the yearbook, what is your senior quote?
Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are. – Squire Bill Widener
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