- What has drawn you to and kept you at Hoyle, Tanner?
- Well the real reason I came here is because someone I used to work for, Bill E., called me and said, “Are you looking for a job?” So I came into the interview and it was odd. It was December 1997, and the company was just moving into this space [the mill building]. There were moving boxes everywhere. It was strange. The other interesting thing that happened is that Bill worked in this building for a place called Pandora. I’d worked for Bill in this same building! It was like coming home [laughs]. The people have obviously kept me here. They’re wonderful. [Chuckles] It’s been a thrilling ride!
- What’s your favorite thing to see in the office?
- My favorite thing to see is… happy people. Happy people coming into the office, getting their coffee, settling in for the day. Yeah, happy people.
- My favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner is _____ because…
- Is there a least favorite? [Laughs] No, I won’t say least favorite. I guess my busiest time and hardest time, and therefore least favorite is April. Because that’s when we’re pushing to get all our grants done for our clients. And then May 1 is when all the grants are due and it’s a collective sigh of relief. I usually take a couple of days off after to recuperate.
- What is one thing you feel you have to do before the end of your life? Bucket list item?
- I’m getting awfully close to that you know! [Laughs] Move to Maine. It’s where most of our clients live, though that’s not the reason I’d move there. I’ve always been drawn to it. The seacoast.
- Do you have a favorite quote? Something you live by?
- “Do unto others.” That’s it.
- If you were to skydive, what would you think about most on your way down?
- “How long is it till I crash?” [Laughs] I’m not a roller coaster person. I know I’d be closing my eyes, saying “Is it over yet? Is it over yet?” A plane is a different story. [We] flew to Augusta, Maine and that was awesome.
- If you were to enter a talent contest and you could do anything, what would be your talent?
- Can I cook? I would cook. I’d make a special meal for the judges.
- Favorite food?
- Seafood—lobster specifically.
- My heart melts at the sight of______:
- [Without hesitation] Puppies.
- When you’re not working, what could people most likely find you doing?
- Volunteering. I volunteer for different organizations. I do walkathons for the animal shelter, and I volunteer for New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Shelter. Through New Horizons I do 5k races. If you volunteer to help at the races, donations go to New Horizons and other organizations. My two favorites are the Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter and New Horizons.
Employee Spotlight: Fran Baldowski
Employee Spotlight: Fran Baldowski
Fran Weaver, Grant Administrator at work & Avid Recycler/Earth Enthusiast in free time
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