Friday, February 14, 2014

I'm Just Me

Please bear with me as I work through my first attempt of contributing to our blog. The best way to start out is to at least introduce myself! Well. I'm just me; my name is Susan Heppeard, most people just call me Sue.

Lived in Northwest Ohio majority of my life with the exception of going off to college like most children do. Apparently I needed to experience the north as I joined the student ranks at Winona State University in Winona, MN. While I was at WSU I was involved with athletics; a team manager for the women's volleyball and basketball teams and received four letters in softball.  Completed my college with a double major and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Therapeutic Recreation (Cardiac Rehabilitation).

If you were to take a peek at my resume you would find out that I have been working with the City of Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department since 1982.  After serving as the Recreation Supervisor for ten years, I was given the opportunity to advance into the Directors position and still hold the position to this day. Of course, somewhere along the way I met my husband, Randy, and we became parents of three lovely boys or should I say handsome MEN, for they are now grown and out on their own.

Now, I will be the first one to tell you that I don't have the greatest green thumb. In fact I'm one of those who can't even grow a cactus. The city and parks department have many flower beds and gardens in the parks and along city right-of-ways that we care for.  I hope to introduce you to them among other things through our blog. Until then....Have a nice day!

Check back in a couple of days to see what blog co-writer Louise has to share!