Occupation: Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Hometown: The park is located in Santa Claus, Indiana (sometimes it FEELS like I live here!)
Years in ACE: we joined in 1994, the year we started building The Raven
Favorite ACE event: Spring Conference – May 19, 1995 – when CBS’s “48 Hours” shot a segment (blogged about it here: http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2005/08/26/cbs-correspondent-discovers-fun-raven/)
Coaster Count: I have no idea; I’m usually traumatized after riding
Wood: 3 at Holiday World
Steel: 1 at Holiday World
Water: 2 at Splashin’ Safari
A little background info:
The first park I ever visited was Quassy, then called Lake Quassapaug (I blogged about that experience here: http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2005/04/26/around-and-around-we-go-0/)
I used to be a reporter (radio and TV) and then a magazine editor (Pizza Today; really).
I’ve been married to the same saint of a man for 32 years; we have three sons and a grandson and many grandpets.
I’ve worked at Holiday World since 1991 (and have been in the same position ever since; talk about a dead-end job – ha!).
My favorite ride in Holiday World is The Raven.
My favorite ride in Splashin’ Safari is Wildebeest.
I know where Santa parks.
I’m a really good secret-keeper; I know more than you’d ever imagine.
Did you know we started the first park blog ever? I’m really proud of that (you can subscribe to the HoliBlog by entering your email address here: http://www.HolidayWorld.com/HoliBlog).
We were also the first park to use Twitter.
I served on IAAPA’s Communications Committee (and was chairperson for several years); best group of professionals ever!
We have an ACE tag on the HoliBlog: http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/tag/ace/