People at Work

Trudi O'Hara-Baaske of Huron Immediate family: Husband Jon Baaske, daughters Kennedy and Brynn, son Andrew
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Trudi O'Hara-Baaske of Huron

Immediate family: Husband Jon Baaske, daughters Kennedy and Brynn, son Andrew

Education: Huron High School and the Firelands campus of BGSU.

Occupation: Assistant general manager at the Best Western, Norwalk.

What was your first job?: Working food service at Cedar Point.

Dumbest customer request or question? A guest called and said he needed directions to our inn from his driveway in West Virginia.

Most embarrassing moment at work? Having to remind guests that bathing suits are required in our pool area.

What is your dream job? I really enjoy the hospitality industry, but I would wouldn't mind if it weren't 24-7-365.

The most challenging part of my job is: trying to please everyone.

The most rewarding part of my job is: knowing that our Best Western team has met our guests' expectations it's really what it's all about

Biggest pet peeve? People who cannot use correct grammar when speaking.

Biggest guilty pleasure? Chocolates!

Most embarrassing part of your CD collection: Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and bagpipe music.

Favorite childhood memory: My favorite childhood memories are summer vacations at my grandparents' farm, because with grandparents you can do no wrong.

Best thing about living in Huron? Huron has the friendliest people you'll find anywhere.

Biggest complaint? It's hard not to be seen by people who know you when you're not at your best.

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

What's been the best car you've ever owned? A red mustang with a white leather interior.

What do you do for exercise? Does lifting the remote count?

What's your favorite recreational activity? Camping with my family because we can spend real quality time together without distractions from the X-box and computers.

How do you relieve stress? Walking or talking to friends.

Name your favorite place to eat: Casa Fiesta and La Patea.

What's your favorite song and why?: Pachelbel's Canon in D and "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack, because both are uplifting and inspiring.

In high school, everyone thought I: was very shy.

The best advice I ever got was: be open-minded enough to let others' opinions in and closed-minded enough to keep your own.

People would be surprised to know that I: collect fast food toys and share my son's enthusiasm for his pet reptiles and snakes.