What do you enjoy about the work you do at ASA?
First, I love that working at ASA feels like a family. Second, since I am the Program Development Manager / Instructional Designer, I enjoy working with the training content and being involved with strategy setting for how to make our training content more impactful for our members. Then, being able to put the strategies in motion. I’ve only been with ASA since November 2021, so I feel there is much opportunity to adapt courses for current learner needs. That thought is very exciting!
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
RELAXING would have to be on the top of the list. Beyond that, I enjoy working in my flower gardens in the summer. I love the challenge of getting them to grow (I’ve killed many plants) and enjoy the beauty of the shape and colors (of the ones that actually grow). I do enjoy playing a few mindless video games to unwind (Candy Crush Friends, Solitaire, Woodoku, and Ticket to Ride are my current go-to’s). I enjoy watching my kid’s sports. My daughter plays tennis (she just graduated high school) and my son (high school junior) plays golf and hockey (he is a goalie, which can be so stressful for a mom to watch! I also enjoy simply going for walks.
Where is your favorite vacation destination?
I know that people travel all over the world to glamorous and beautiful destinations, so I’m going to talk about an awesome vacation destination near to where I live – that being Door County, Wisconsin. I love going to this area in the thumb of Wisconsin. The views of Lake Michigan on one side of the peninsula and the bay on the other are beautiful and ever changing. There are so many activities to enjoy like hiking, boating, golfing, and swimming; to picking cherries, going on a winery tour, shopping in quaint local shops, or simply relaxing and enjoying nature or a stunning sunset.
What’s in your coffee?
The more appropriate question to ask for me would be “What’s in your tea?” And the answer to that would be fresh squeezed lemon, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a bit of grated ginger, and a swirl of cranberry infused honey. Pure joy!
How would your friends describe you?
The answer to this would depend on who the friend is! I have some friends that would say I’m humorous, fun, witty and simply a good person to be around. Others might say quiet and kind. Others athletic and competitive. Still others may say “Kathy who? I haven’t heard from her in a while!” LOL. 😊