Let's Get Real

Let’s Get Real: Margie Kubik

Are you a native St. Louisan?
Yes, I was born and raised in St. Louis. With the exception of four years in Kansas City while my husband was in school, I have lived here all my life.

What do you think are some of the best things about St. Louis?
I look at St. Louis as a big ‘small town.’ I’m an avid Blues and Cardinals fan. We have wonderful parks, restaurants and museums—and minimal traffic. I can get almost anywhere within 15 minutes.

If you could have your dream home, where would it be, and what would it look like?
I’d love an open floor plan with views of the outdoors, a great outdoor living space and some land to enjoy nature. Utah has some great spots, but I would hate to leave St. Louis. It’s home to me.

What is your favorite room in your house?
My screened porch. I live out there in spring, summer and fall, reading and enjoying my endless cup of coffee.

Where do you like to vacation?
We spend several days in Naples, Florida, each year, but I love to hike out West—the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, etc. I love the outdoors and being active, although my husband views those as ‘working vacations’!

What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I lift weights, run and hike. I have completed two marathons and nine half-marathons. I also love to read.

If this weren’t your profession, what else might you have done?
I probably would have been a personal trainer. And I would volunteer more. I currently volunteer at Cardinal Glennon, and I’d love to volunteer at Ranken Jordan or Oasis.

What’s your favorite movie/book?
I read a lot of mysteries. My favorite author is Harlan Coben. He’s a great writer who adds a little humor to his mysteries. I read to help me unwind from the day, so it’s never anything too heavy.