Downtime with Mark Frohnmayer

Downtime with Mark Frohnmayer Jason E. Kaplan

How the founder and president of Arcimoto unwinds


What are you reading?

Always good to have The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Bhagavad Gita, and Tao Te Ching handy for reference.

What are you watching?

Seth Meyers’ “A Closer Look,” old Norm Macdonald clips on YouTube. I just became a watcher of TikTok and am looking forward to the new 007 film.

What are you listening to?

I am listening to fresh cuts from Robot Heart and my ever-evolving 2021 playlist.

What is your must-have gadget?

My MacBook, iPhone, Apple Watch trifecta.

What are your hobbies/interests?

Playing guitar, running, yoga, walking in the woods and hanging out with my pup.

What was your childhood or earliest ambition?

To make an epic multiplayer computer role-playing game.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

I keep hearing people use that word… sigh. Anywhere in the woods in Oregon or on the beach in California would be nice!

What is your biggest extravagance?

I own two Arcimotos. I have both a Fun Utility Vehicle and a Roadster.

What motivates you to come to work?

The absolute urgency of addressing climate change, and the super-cool projects that are happening at the company right now. Not to mention the truly gifted souls I get to work with every day who are passionate about solving this problem.

Who is your professional role model?

My dad.

What ambitions do you still have?

To fix our broken political system with STAR Voting, create a collaboration software system that doesn’t suck, start a family, and begin my rock-and-roll career.


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