Stephanie

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.

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