Somehow I wound up in DC

My fellow classmates!! After spending a bit more than half of the time since 1992 overseas, three years ago I came back to the States, most likely for good. Three stints in Russia (private sector, not with secret decoder rings) taught me an incredible amount. My wife, Irina, and ten-year-old son, Marc (no, no, no, I did not want a junior, but my wife loves my name, so I caved in) came back with me in April 2015. Marc’s English was zilch when he got here, now he’s speaking like a pro. His American genes show through in his love of pizza, burgers, and root beer (my wife thinks root beer tastes like cologne). His favorite is Shake Shack, and he feels sorry for third-world countries that don’t have it. Fascinated by how closed North Korea is, and thinks that Shake Shack might be the bridge to understanding. He’s quirky, but a very sweet kid. My wife (not son) has been to New York, loves it. However, they have not seen New England yet. Bucket list. Anyone, everyone – feel free to hook up with me on LinkedIn. Would love to hang out with anyone coming through DC! Marc

Marc Hackel


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