Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Life & Health Client Services Coordinator Jennifer shares the story of her memorable first moose encounter upon moving to Alaska.
You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase?
A Lagotto Romagnolo puppy; they are expensive, and I want one! Lagottos are known for truffle hunting and I think that would be a fun addition to my outdoor activities, plus, they are amazingly cute.
Share one thing you love to do that you always strive to include in your daily routine.
A morning walk between 2-3 miles with Abigail (my pug). Works better than coffee for me and she’s ready to rest while I’m at work.
What are some of your favorite hobbies or activities?
I enjoy hiking, places old and new. I love to go camping or to be outside in general year-round, but preferably in the off season – I like the rain. I also have a small garden and recently got some backyard chickens for eggs. Wish me luck!
Tell us about one of your most memorable experiences.
I moved back to Washington after living in Alaska for 3 years. The first time I saw a moose was literally on my first trail hike. He was a bull moose with all the antler fanfare, the perfect image of what you would think a moose looks like. I was stunned by the sheer size of him and wasn’t sure what to do, so I walked by slowly and my hike continued without incident. I’ve seen many (really so many) moose during my time in Alaska but the first one has always stuck with me.
What is your favorite Biggs story?
Halloween!! If you have the chance to come by Biggs during Halloween, I highly recommend it 😊
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Family and food aside… chapstick.
Is your favorite season spring, summer, winter, or fall – and why?
I really like fall. It’s cool but not cold, the air is usually clear, and I can make soup out of anything.
What was your first job?
I know it’s a total cliché, but a paper route.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Flight, not supersonic but faster than a bike and no higher than a few hundred feet. Not that I’ve thought about it much though.
You can find Jennifer’s contact information on our Team page!