What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“Outside of my professional life, much of my time is taken up by my son, Eli. I am an avid reader! I created my own book club a little over a year ago with friends and passively participate in another book club if the book is of interest to me. I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I have even started to write a novel.
“I love music and enjoy attending live shows. I enjoy spending time outdoors at the lake, in the parks around the area, traveling to the many different State and National Parks. I thoroughly enjoy hiking and camping. I went on a month long road trip a few years ago where I visited 9 different states, a minimum of 10 different National Parks, hiked hundreds of miles, traveled almost 5,000 miles and slept in a tent at least 23 of the 27 nights.
“I enjoy watching football, hockey and motocross/supercross. I have dabbled in cosplay and have a knack for sewing. I have a large collection of board games and like to have friends over or go to friend houses to play them. I love Hayao Miyazaki films and even have a 1/2 sleeve tattoo in progress featuring most of his characters.”
What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“It would be difficult to pin down my absolute favorite book. I thoroughly enjoy the ‘Harry Potter’ series and ‘Dream a Little Dream’ by Piers Anthony. My all time favorite movie is ‘The Last Unicorn.'”
Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Something surprising? Depending on your personal outlook when learning things about someone, everything could be! I already mentioned my sewing skills but I also am skilled at cake/cookie decorating.”
What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I was very excited when I saw there was an opportunity with Spotlight Media! I have known of the magazines and about the company for some time. I love that it is local and has so much potential! I also was in a photo in the December 2011 issue of FM Spotlight.”
What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“As Office Manager, I am looking forward to learning more about the ins and outs of this type of business. I am happy that I will have my skill set put to work and be able to better develop others as well as gain new ones.”
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Someone in the editorial staff! I do not know enough about all the ins and outs to get an accurate answer. However, I would enjoy assisting in obtaining stories and information for the magazine. It would be an added satisfaction seeing the hard work in the magazine ones it goes live online and the printed copies arrive in the office.”
Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“The only name that comes to mind for an actress to play me is Blake Lively. I like most of the movies she has done and if I got to semi be involved with the movie, I may even meet her beau, Ryan Reynolds!”