Meet Rowan Marshall
Rowan Martin moved here about a year ago because, as she would say, "I guess you can call it a family tradition." Rowan is a direct relation to the McPhillips Plumbing Heating and Cooling Service, located on Waterloo Road. Since she showed up, she found one of the greatest places on earth for Saturday morning hoops, The Salvation Army?? She started writing stats for the kids at the Salvation Army's basketball league ,with screaming people at every other buzzer. She coached tee-ball, and during the summer, there's a good chance you will see her at Humphrey's Field, playing 'Kobe time' with the kids.
Rowan learned her job at the Euclid Sports Plant, where she is currently coaching a 5th grade girls traveling basketball team. She hopes to gradually build their game up, throughout their junior high career, and help them make a commitment to excel in school, through sports. All girls fifth through eighth grade are free to come to the Sports Plant every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m to try out. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Rowan at email@example.com.
Rowan has energy, and some very different viewpoints, you go girl! There's the buzzard!!!!!!!!!!
Here are Rowan's 10 questions:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I would be perfectly happy if Cleveland would make the bridge project into a venue like Red Rocks. Considering that rock and roll is the biggest tourist attraction in Cleveland, we might as well build off that and try to have the inductions be a big part of our society here. Another idea, for the love of God, have an incentive to clean the lake. That's the best suggestion I've heard on talk radio. We need to promote Cleveland as environmentally infused, friendly, controversial, multiculturally gay and overall, a liberally raw city. Like the rest of the Midwest. Someone needs to figure out a way to make money out of a recycling company; people were blowing each other up for this business 50 years ago around here. I would love to see women's basketball come back to a local semi-pro level at the Euclid Sports Plant so we can build up a sports team following and not sell it. This way Cleveland will have a better appeal to it, with niche interests.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Besides hitting net on my vertical? My greatest achievement is recently getting a real job playing around in a gym! Visit euclidsportsplant.com to register for the best deals on youth, adult basketball leagues and 3 on 3 tournaments every last Saturday of the month. My other greatest achievement of course, coaching my 5th grade girls!
What is the quality you most like in a person?
What do you value most in your friends?
Their ability to salsa dance.
What is your most treasured possession?
My most treasured possession is my basketball because I think it's the greatest form of expression. Next to my camera.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My greatest extravagance is living in one place for a year without moving. Or maybe that I'm the manager of Tropical Cleveland Rhythms, which puts on Latin music events on Fridays at the View and Saturday at La Boca in Ohio City.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Might possibly be Jamal Lewis at this point. But every day, my surrogate mother, Molly, and Steve Blake who plays with the Maryland Terrapins (plays point for Portland).
What makes you unique?
I have a lot of character and half my family lives in New Zealand.
If you could change one thing in your life what would it be?
What is your favorite word?