Gene Stewart

Meet Gene, Gene, the dancing machine.

Where did you grow up?    
Leadville and Greeley Colorado.
How many years have you been in the industry?     
 31 or 379 months  All with United Notions/Moda
Favorite past time / hobbies?
 Skeet Shooting, Traveling, Family, Cameras Video, Being out doors being with Family and Friends.
Tell a funny story about being on the road…
When I was in training 30+ years ago Earl Teague and I were headed back to Dallas from El Paso Texas on a Friday afternoon. We passed a sign that said Dallas 487 Miles, The next sign said airport. Earl said exit here.  I dropped him at the airport and he said see you in Dallas Monday. We were traveling in my Chevy Luv 4 wheel drive pick up Earl had enough.
I still had an appointment to see.She said she had bowling league that day and I could meet her at the bowling alley. I did and I laid out the swatches and in between her turn she ordered. If Earl had not flown home, he may have enjoyed playing a few frames while I showed fabric.
What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?

A Forest Ranger.
( I don’t think they would let him wear his cool plaid pants.)

Tell us about another job you had… When I was 12-15 years old and living in Greeley Colorado I  did a variety of things. I would water the grass in our back yard during the day and at night the night crawlers would come out. I would be out after dark catching them, then would sell them to the local bait shop. I also picked sweet corn in the summer.

Name 5 things always found in your fridge?
Cat food,
How would you describe your job to a 5 year old?
 I go around to shops and show them what is new and help them pick what will sell.
Name three things you never leave home without
iWallet.(this is my own invention)
My passion is… 
Being on time, Be Professional, Helping everyone do better.
My motto is…

Help my customers prosper.
If you were not a sales rep, what else would you do?  
 An outdoor guide, fishing hiking biking, rafting.

If gas mileage & space for samples were not a requirement, I’d be driving…

And of course only if money were not an issue also. But seriously, how cool is this?
Tells us about some of the fun things you have done at market…..
I have enjoyed dressing up for the Moda Market party’s, I have gone as the tin man,
 Wore my American flag cowboy boots,
I also have enjoyed making movies that seem to help all of the customer that didn’t make it as well as the one that did.
What would be the name of your auto-biography?
How to skip through life
I like to skip. No matter how down you may be, skipping just seems to make everything better. Skipping brings back the simplicity and memories of childhood. Everyone can do it. I have been doing it for years with my kids and even complete strangers. TRY IT!
Name 5 things on your bucket list…
Visit all of the State and national parks in the USA,
Travel this great country in a motor home,
Have a wood working shop,
Win the Masters skeet shoot ( I got third this year in the 28ga )
Go fishing in Canada.
You just drove your car through the garage door. What would you say to your spouse / significant other, to convince them that this is good news?

gene can even build his own car

Hey guess what. I just made a decision. That old garage door that never worked to good. Lets replace it with one of those new insulated ones. I have already removed it. to save help with the installation costs.

Is there anyone that is deceased that you would like to meet….
Yes, Henry Ford. I like to talk to entrepreneurs who have vision not just sight.
I collect…

If you could create your own bumper sticker, it would read..     
  Please drive in the right lane.
My vice in life is…
skeet shooting and skipping

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  1. Very cool to read about you guys. Tin man, heh? That’s great that you can have such fun Gene. Used to have a boss that did that. Stan says let’s put you in the field with a covey of quail. (wish we had some!) Myself, I’m not sure I could hit anything moving….

    Great story and pics! Good job, Lissa!

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