Lisa and Tom Goodrich are active members of the community and enthusiastic Avant Garde members of MOCA Jacksonville. They live in Atlantic Beach, but they don't let a trek over the Intracoastal Waterway keep them from coming downtown for exhibitions, events, Downtown Art Walk, or a bite at NOLA MOCA.
Throughout the end of the year, we're asking people like the Goodriches to share why they support MOCA.
Tell us a little bit about you.
Lisa: We moved to Jacksonville in 1991 from South Florida for Tom's job. Shortly after moving here, he changed jobs and continues to work for the same company as a certified financial planner. He owns a boutique practice under Ameriprise Financial and works primarily with senior executives and business owners. I have a little more difficulty answering the question, “What do you do, Lisa?” Well, the short answer is, “Anything I want.” The past twenty years have been spent raising our son, but during that time I continued to volunteer in the arts. Whether it was the Beaches Fine Arts Series or the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, I enjoyed helping our local arts scene thrive. Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors of The Florida Theatre. My real job is director of marketing and community engagement for SouthEast Development Group, but I have a ton of flexibility to enjoy excellent balance in my life. For fun I play tennis, nearly everyday. I spend a lot of time at the beach walking my dog, and I love to cook.
Tom: I'm originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but grew up in Fort Lauderdale. We moved to Jacksonville to start my career as a financial advisor. We are quite active and enjoy tennis, cycling, surfing, and traveling extensively. We also enjoy many cultural outlets in addition to MOCA, including community theater and The Florida Theatre.