Q: Tell us a little about who you are…
A:
 I am a wife of 46 years, mother of three, and grandmother of eight.  And . . . I happen to be Steve’s mother-in-law so there are lots of stories I can tell you about him!!  I can still very vividly remember Steve and our daughter, Renée, sitting at our kitchen table discussing whether or not they should take the risk and start this business.
Q: What do you do at Steve Spangler Science?
A:
 I have worked with the company since its beginning and have worn many different hats.  I have been on many product assembly lines, rolled thousands of Wind Bags and Solar Bags, unloaded millions of pipettes into our shed, and sewn hundreds of strips of cloth for one of Steve’s tricks, just to mention a few.  In 1997, I became the Shipping Manager (out of our basement!), all while working nights as an RN two or three times a week at a nearby hospital.  In April of 2001, I departed from my job at the hospital to become the full-time Shipping Manager with SSS in their second warehouse.  In 2007, I retired from that position and now serve as a part-time Receiving Clerk.
Q: What do you like best about what you do?
A:
 I LOVE this little part-time job.  It gets me out of the house and also gives me a little spending money.  And, yet, it can still be challenging.  That I like!
Q:  What is your favorite Steve Spangler Science moment?
A:
 Now, that’s a tough one!!  I have seen a lot of Steve Spangler moments:  the company moving from basements and living rooms to an actual warehouse – and then two other warehouses – and then an even bigger warehouse; the time the company had to shut down due to a huge blizzard in the Denver area; the various awards that Steve and/or the company have received; watching Steve’s science segments Monday afternoons on 9News and occasionally seeing my grandsons participate; the responses from educators and attendees following one of the company’s conferences, Boot Camps, Hands-on Science or even the Science at Sea.  It’s too difficult to pick just one!
Q: What is something you wish every SSS customer knew?
A:
 Well, having worked as much as I have in the Shipping & Receiving Department, I wish every customer could personally see how important it is to our company to get their orders out in a correct and expedited manner.
Q: What is your favorite science experiment?
A:
 Since I have personally rolled and folded thousands of them, I always have to chuckle when Steve challenges someone to how many breaths it takes to blow up a Wind Bag.
Q: What do you like to do when not on the job?
A:
 My husband, Lou, is retired (although about once a week, he runs errands for the company) and we like to go on cruises.  When not cruising and not on the job, I like to crochet, create photo albums, read and play games on the computer.
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: 
Yes, I’d like to say how thankful and appreciative I am for the crew at SSS.  Being the oldest member of the team (and female) I am very grateful to my fellow employees for their assistance.  For instance, there’s always a helpful hand when they see me struggling with a heavy box or climbing the ladder to place product on the high shelves.  Thanks guys!
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