Get to Know the Collage Staff: Rebecca Miller
Every so often we like to introduce you to one of our Collage staff members or volunteers to help you get to know them a little bit. During these Q&A blogs, we’ll ask them about their role at Collage, their families and we’ll try to give you an inside scoop into their lives to discover their favorite movies, most embarrassing moments or other fun things you’ll find interesting. This week we want to introduce you to our newest team member, Rebecca Miller, our Kearney Client Relations Coordinator.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Collage?
My favorite thing about working here is the open and friendly environment that I get to work in. Everyone is very welcoming and kind.
Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.
I got my degree in social work and then got to work in a hospital setting. I’ve also worked at a skilled nursing home. So now when I hear Gaye say she feels old, I know exactly how to help her. 😉
We’re just going to smile and keep moving forward after that last comment. 😀 What hobbies do you have outside of work?
Right now my world consists of playing with my two kiddos. Yes, my husband gets jealous sometimes. So, I always invite him to change diapers with me. When they’re taking naps though, I enjoy reading a funny book or watching Netflix. And on the rare occasion my hubby and I get a date night, Sam’s Club, here we come!
Is there anything that tastes better than free samples at Sams Club? Tell us a little about your family.
My diaper changing husband, Andy is pretty awesome. We’ve been married for 6 years. We have a 2.5 year-old girl, Gracie and a 6 month-old boy, Jacob. We also have a sweet little 5-year-old Wheaten Terrier named Delilah May. She answers our door with the Wheaten Greetin’.
What is your favorite thing about living in Central Nebraska?
I really enjoy the small-town feel. I know, I love Hallmark movies too. My husband and I recently moved back to the Kearney area after living in Omaha for 7 years. Kearney truly feels like home. Not too small and not too big feel.
We will resist the urge to make any Goldilocks references, oops, I guess, won’t. 😂 On a different note, what’s one thing that you are just absolutely no good at doing?
Walking more than a hundred feet without tripping. That’s how I fell for my husband. JK.
Wow, now we know why you and Gaye get along so well. What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?
Having two 6 pound humans come out of my body! But boy was it worth it!
What is your favorite TV show or Movie?
My favorite TV of all time is FRIENDS! I’ve re-watched the entire series about 5 times. I can sing every word to Phoebe’s famous Smelly Cat song. And my favorite movie of all times is A Walk to Remember! Yes, I can recite every line of this overlooked Academy award-winning movie!
Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?
I am a BIG Taylor Swift fan. I like to think that she’s one of my best friends so I get to call her Tay Tay. And it cracks me up when my little Gracie sings, Mom, you need to calm down, you’re being so loud!
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m very proud of earning my college degree in Social Work. School was always hard for me so it was a huge accomplishment!
What are some things that make you really happy?
My husband and children truly make me happy. And I love the fall season and a nice warm cup of coffee on a crisp morning.
Ah, coffee and fall, and leaves, and football, and…sorry, bunny trail. Back to the questions. Do you have a most embarrassing moment you would share with our readers?
After I passed my driver’s ed class my mom was very excited for me. She let me drive her TWO-week-old new car home with her in it, of course. When I got home, I turned off the engine but forgot to put the car in park. My mom reminded me to hit the brake to switch the gear… I hit the gas peddle and ran the car right into the house! My “punishment” was to tell everyone who came to do assessments on the house and car what I did. My entire neighborhood saw this happen and to this day they still give me a hard time about it… even though it was 15 years ago!
That’s an awesome story! We promise not to call you Crash around the office. 😉 What was the last book you read?
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I really liked it! It made me think about life in different ways! A book I could read again and still get something out of it!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert. I’m very social. Being around people makes me happy.
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?
TACOS, TACOS and more TACOS. Hard shells, softshells, doesn’t matter as long as they’re TACOS.
If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d go to Italy and explore my family’s history. I’m half Italian. I love making homemade pasta and sauce.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don’t take life too seriously. The past is the past and worrying about tomorrow does no good.
Do you have a favorite quote to share with us?
“Worry doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”
We’re sensing a theme – great words to live by. What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I was in the Denver airport coming home from Europe when a guy tried to steal my bag. I hauled off after him, got in front of him, and actually tripped him. This super nice burly guy I’d been talking with ran up and jumped on top of him. I got my bag back and the thief got bagged by security!
Rebecca, thanks so much for spending some time with our readers and letting them get to know you a little bit. If Rebecca shared something you liked, we’d love for you to let her know in the comments and we may even be able to get her back if you have any other questions.