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Personal profile: Gene Cole

Name: Gene Cole

Occupation: general manager of Jim McNatt Honda / Toyota / Scion.

Website: www.mcnattcars.com

Birth date and place: Aug. 24, Gainesville.

Family: wife, Jennifer; daughter, Marie, 27; and sons, Jared, 17, and Gentry, 14.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: working with our customers to find the right solution to their needs.

My business philosophy is: that I can somehow make everyone that I come in contact with somehow better off for knowing each other.

If I could, I’d be a: high school coach.

I’m so sick of: traffic.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus, my grandfather, my grandmother and Scott Boyd (deceased).

My hobbies are: coaching kids, skiing, hunting and fishing.

The last book I read was: The Cool Woman: A Novel by local author John Aubrey Anderson.

I wish I knew how to: play a musical instrument.

Nobody knows I: I can’t tell or they would know.

The person I most admire is: Jesus Christ.

My guilty pleasure is: carbs — homemade rolls and bread.

I drive a: Honda or Toyota demo.

I’d like to be driving a: 69 Dodge Charger R/T.

My favorite restaurant is: Hannah’s.

I’m happiest when: I am with the kids on the lake, at the farm or hunting.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: retire.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: traffic stopping on I-35.

When I retire, I plan to: move to the family farm.

Community activities: multiple Chamber of Commerce memberships, Denton Kiwanis, past Argyle Youth Sports president and secretary, Argyle High School Boosters and Sanger and Argyle Education Foundation.