People at Work

Diana Strouse, 59, Castalia Immediate family: Husband, John; children (all grown and married) John, Kathy, Rebecca, and eight grandchildren
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Diana Strouse, 59, Castalia

Immediate family: Husband, John; children (all grown and married) John, Kathy, Rebecca, and eight grandchildren

Education: Margaretta High School, Castalia

Occupation: County Executive Director of Huron/Erie FSA under USDA, 19 years

What exactly do you do?: Manage both the Huron and Erie FSA offices

What was your first job? How much were you paid?: Working at the turnpike plaza in Vickery. Probably just a couple dollars per hour.

Dumbest customer request or question? Too long ago to remember.

What was your most embarrassing moment at work? When I was working at Fanny Bears Restaurant in Sandusky and I had to try and catch a mouse in a pewter salad bowl in front of customers!

What is your dream job? The one I am working at today.

The most challenging part of my job is: Ensuring all agency deadlines are met.

Most rewarding?: Providing service to the ag producers of Huron and Erie counties.

What is your most unique habit? I don't do anything that is unique.

What annoys you the most? Insincerity

Biggest guilty pleasure? Having my nails done.

What is your most embarrassing part of your CD collection? Don't have one.

Favorite childhood memory: Growing up in the open spaces of the country.

What do you like to do when not working? Enjoy my family.

What's been the best car you've ever owned? Mercury Mountaineer.

How do you get off the phone with a telemarketer? Thank them politely and hang up.

What do you do for exercise? How often? Can't seem to find time to work it into the schedule.

What is your favorite recreational/leisure activity and why? Just being home working in the yard or the latest "project".

How do you relieve stress? By trying to stay ahead of what needs to be done.

What's your favorite place to eat? Roadhouse in Sandusky.

What is your favorite song and why? Love all music, no real favorites. Usually listen to country, but the old-time rock and roll was the best.

In high school, everyone thought I: was always ready to have some fun.

The best advice I ever got was: Be true to yourself and treat others as you would like to be treated.

My dream house would have: windows that clean themselves.