Learn More About – Bixby Hartley

Tell us a little bit about your background. (Where did you go to school, where are you from, etc.
I grew up in the Dayton Ohio area.  I moved to Bradenton 13 years ago now.
What is your favorite memory from work?
My first day having a welcome breakfast provided.  It was a great way to be introduced to the family we have here.  It truly made me understand this isn’t just a place to work but a family.
What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t working?
My wife and I enjoy National parks & hiking trails, or taking our kids on trips whenever we can.  I do love to host and cook for people either a huge family style feast or grilling and smoking meat. I’m also a sport’s head so any games I can sit and enjoy I’m all for.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Stop, Look, & Listen, nothing was ever learned from speaking.
What’s the last song you listened to?
“She’s Magic ” by Mike Parker
What do you like most about the Manatee County community?
I love that in all reality to me coming from a small town Manatee seems big however it still provides you with the small town feeling. Plus the beaches and scenery certainly doesn’t hurt.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be…
My kids think I am super strong so let’s keep that!