Take a few minutes to get to know Stephanie, one of our after-school facilitators!
Q: When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be…
A: A scientist, a vet, a professional barrel racer, and a pilot in the Air Force so I could fly fighter jets. I changed my mind a lot. The most recent thing that I wanted to grow up to be was an agricultural pilot.
Q: How did you end up at Project Respect?
A: Mark Pitman asked if I would be interested in helping out with the after school program. As soon as I found out what the program was about I was more than excited to be on board.
Q: What do you love most about working with Project Respect?
A: Getting to help kids learn and realize how much value and worth they have.
Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Probably cake batter (from Cold Stone) or peppermint. That’s a tough decision.
Q: What food can you not go without?
A: Peanut butter and bacon.
Q: What’s one of your best memories as a child?
A: I can’t pick one. Camping out on the trampoline, 4 wheeling, riding horses, climbing trees, building forts, and working on the farm with my sisters. We have some pretty amazing memories of times we spent together!
Q: If I could go anywhere in the world…
A: Whenever I get the chance I visit Tijuana but, if I were choosing someplace new it would definitely be Australia.
Q: People might be surprised to know…
A: I have an issue with road rage.
Q: When I’m not in the classroom, I’m most likely to be found…
A: Riding and training horses or hanging out with my nieces and nephews.
Q: What’s playing in your CD player/on your iPhone right now?
A: A mix CD that I made. The song that I keep replaying is Taking Care of Business by BTO.
Q: How do you relax?
A: Eat, drink coffee, and watch a movie. When my sisters and I are together our favorite thing to do on a relaxed day is play strategic board games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.
Q: What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you emotional, cry or tear up?
A: I don’t really cry in movies that often but Act of Valor definitely made me tear up.
Q: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
A: Either Joni Eareckson Tada, Jim Tressel, Ray Comfort, or the entire Robertson family. It would be hard to choose.
Q: Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Kind of, I still want to barrel race professionally someday which would hopefully mean making it to the National Finals Rodeo. I wouldn’t be real famous but I would be to the rodeo community if that happened.
Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?
A: Anything that includes traveling or doing something adventurous.