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  • Writer's pictureBret and Amber Tueller

7 Questions with Marshall Ekhoff

Marshall is a Financial Advisor of COUNTRY Trust Bank® and Registered Representative of COUNTRY® Capital Management Company, as well as a COUNTRY Financial® Insurance Agent. He and his wife, Julie, have lived in Parker for over 27 years and are deeply involved in the community and local schools.

What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

My first job out of college was an assistant manager at Burger King at Mississippi & Peoria in Aurora. After college, my wife and I immediately got married and moved to Colorado. We didn’t know anyone, and I needed a job right away to pay the bills. I am always nice and thoughtful to fast food workers. Fast food workers are real people too!


What is your favorite vacation?

I love all beach and water vacations. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the Caribbean, Hawaii, or Lake of the Ozarks. If there is warm water, jet skis or a pontoon boat, I love it! 

Who was the most influential person in your life?

My father. While is he wasn’t perfect, or the smartest, or the fastest, or the strongest, or the wisest and so on; he simply gave us everything that he had, every single day! We never went without and always seemed to have just enough. 

What is a moment in your life you wish you had a picture from?

In 1990, Denver hosted the Men’s NCAA Championship Final Four. I was selling Converse shoes for Famous Footwear at the time, and I sold the Converse basketball shoes that month. I won the opportunity to have lunch with Julias “Dr. J” Erving. There were only ten of us in the room and for two hours we were able to ask him any/all the questions we wanted. His hand size was amazingly large, his hand dwarfed my hand when I was shaking his. It left no wonder how he could balm the ball with the greatest of ease.


What was the worst date you ever went on?

One of my first high school dates, I locked my keys in the car and I immediately knew it. We missed the movie and I had to beg the Baskin Robbins employee to let me use their land line phone to call my dad. He had to drive 30 minutes to come over with the extra set of keys. This was long before we all carried cell phones and bought AAA road service.


What is your favorite “Parker” memory?

We moved to the Parker North subdivision in the summer of 1990. A couple of nights per week, we would walk downtown to the old O’Brien Park and play slow pitch softball. Afterwards, the team we played on would always head over to the Sweaty Betty’s bar (today’s Tailgate) for beers and live entertainment. That was so good ol’ small-town fun!


What is your favorite “Colorado” memory?

Julie and I were at Superbowl XXXII in San Diego when the Denver Broncos beat the hated Green Bay Packers. It seemed like thousands of Packer fans went to San Diego expecting the Broncos fans to sell our tickets because “everybody” thought we had no chance of winning. John Elway, Terrell Davis and the Broncos team shut the cheese heads up from the kickoff! It doesn’t get any better than this!

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