Madi just recently joined our team in 2021 and today is her first birthday with our office. She’s answering 20 questions today to celebrate and this will give you all (and us) an opportunity to get to know her better!
1. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Outgoing, indecisive and witty.
2. Motto you live by?
Treat others how you would like to be treated!
3. Favorite Fast Food?
Taco Bell or Culver’s.
4. Coffee or Tea?
TEA!! Everyone knows I have an unhealthy obsession with drinking Unsweetened Iced Tea. Hehe! [Editor’s note: Madi will often leave during her lunch break to swing by Starbucks to pick up a tea.]
5. What, when and where was the first concert you attended?
Gwen Stefani in 2007; the Sweet Escape Tour in Chicago!
6. Are you a morning or a night person?
Night Owl! I do NOT enjoy waking up early!
7. Name three places you would like to travel.
Japan and Egypt because of the architecture, and it’s amazing to me how old everything is. Also, Russia to Lake Baikal in the winter when it’s frozen over. Images online are just so beautiful, and I think it would be a sight to see in real life. I know most people choose somewhere tropical, and I love it there too…BUT after a while all those places look the same.
8. What’s your favorite season of the year? And why?
I love Fall! Not too hot, not too cold, and the colors during this time of year are beautiful in Indiana!
9. What’s your go-to karaoke song?
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood. LOL! I’ll sing my heart out!!
10. What 3 items would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island (other than food or water)?
My cats Loki and Frankie (there’s two items already!!), and my phone to take pictures of my cats on the island!
11. iPhone or Android?
12. What is something nobody knows about you?
Some people know this, but my middle name is Reese after my mom’s pregnancy craving of Reese’s Pieces.
13. Name 2 pet peeves.
This will sound silly, but when I squeeze a lemon into my drink and a seed goes in…that drives me insane! Also, people who walk/drive slow when I am in a hurry.
14. What’s the last book you read?
It was probably To Kill a Mockingbird during my sophomore year of high school! I’m not much of a reader, so it’s been quite a while. [Editor’s note: Madi is young, so it likely isn’t as long ago as we are thinking. HA!]
15. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Honestly, 20+ pairs but I only wear about 10 of them regularly.
16. What is the best gift you’ve ever been given?
After being an only child for 10 ½ years, my mom gave me the gift of having a little brother, and I think that’s the best “gift” I have ever been given. He’s my best friend!!
17. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
Mr. Thomas Hall!! He was my choir teacher all 4 years of high school. He taught me, not only so much about the musical world, but also about the real world; how to navigate through life while keeping my head up and my faith in God strong. He treated every person I know with so much love and respect. he deserves the same from everyone else! He is a true example of the motto I live by (see answer #2).
18. What hobby makes you the happiest?
Probably hanging out with my family and friends, I don’t have many hobbies, but I always enjoy my time with the people I love! [Editor’s note: Madi is a busy lady. Not only does she work full-time for OSS, but she also works at the Boathouse in Winona Lake.]
19. Do you collect anything?
Socks!! I love wearing crazy socks, so I am always buying more to add to the collection.
20. If you had a time machine, where and to what time period would you travel?
The 1950’s, so I could live life with the Greasers and Pink Ladies. (Grease is my favorite movie.)
Madi, we absolutely loved reading your answers, and we hope you had a happy, HAPPY birthday!