People at Work

Brandi Roeder, 34, Monroeville Immediate family: Kevin (husband), Isabelle, 7, Isaac, 3, stepchildren Cassandra, 25, and Andrew, 22.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Brandi Roeder, 34, Monroeville

Immediate family: Kevin (husband), Isabelle, 7, Isaac, 3, stepchildren Cassandra, 25, and Andrew, 22.

Education: Monroeville High School (1991), Providence Hospital School of Nursing (1997).

Occupation: Fisher-Titus Medical Center (five years) registered nurse, diabetes educator.

What was your first job?: Babysitting $1.50 to $2 per hour.

Dumbest customer request or question? I also work for my husband at the Village Drive Thru in Milan and it makes me laugh when people ask if we sell beer.

What is your dream job? Do they have jobs where I could shop all day?

The most challenging part of my job is: Helping people to understand they can control their blood sugar.

Most rewarding?: When our patients lose a lot of weight and they see they can do it.

Most unique habit: Twirl my hair.

Biggest pet peeve? People who keep talking on their cell phones while trying to tell us what to get them at the drive thru.

Biggest guilty pleasure? Ice cream, Toft's.

Favorite childhood memory: Camping and boating with my family in Marblehead.

Best thing about living in Monroeville? I like small towns, knowing most of the people's names.

Biggest complaint? I don't have any.

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

How do you get off the phone with a telemarketer? Tell them "no thanks" and hang up.

What do you do for exercise? A little running, a little aerobics, a little elliptical machine.

What's your favorite recreational activity? Laying in the sun while reading a book.

How do you relieve stress? Yell!

Name your favorite place to eat: Danny Boys or Olive Garden.

What's your favorite song and why?: "Wind Beneath My Wings."

In high school, everyone thought I: Probably would always be a cosmetologist.

The best advice I ever got was: Life is not about how many breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breaths away.

My dream house would have: A maid.

A movie or play that everyone should see is: "Click" because: It reminds us of the importance of family.