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Member Spotlight - Josephine Neill

By Amira Ansari posted 03-15-2019 10:51

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USBG Minneapolis-St.Paul Chapter, 11 years in the industry

First job: Waitress at the Peanut in Lee Summit, MO

Why this business? I love being able to create an experience for guests. To find out what they need and be able to give them 150% of what they expected. I love how creative this industry and bartending is. I can use my work as an outlet for my artistic side

Childhood ambition: Be a race car driver

Best part of job: All the cool people I meet!

Stress relievers: Working out and hanging out with my puppies

Favorite quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

If you won the lottery tomorrow: Buy an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante and then open a farm for all the dogs that don’t get adopted

Pet peeve: Liars and people that are selfish ... and people that don’t like dogs

Advice you could offer to others: If you don’t have anything nice to say, just keep your mouth shut

Best advice you ever got: Power is like being a lady ... if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t

Best compliment anyone could give you: Tell me I made a difference in their life

Riskiest thing you've ever done: Moving to another state with my bf, not knowing anyone or having a job lined up

Personal heroes: My grandma. She was the epitome of a lady. She was classy, beautiful, and didn’t take s*%t from anyone

Is there something about you that would surprise people? I hate ginger. Ginger ale, beer, juice, you name it. Ginger makes me gag

How do you turn around a lousy day? I go to the gym and lift some heavy things and then come home and cuddle my puppies

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Most interesting place traveled & why:
Spain! It was my first trip out of the country without my parents. My best friend and I saved up our own money and went for our college graduation present to ourselves. We went to four different cities and it was the most incredible and terrifying experience ever

What's the simplest thing you've never mastered? I can’t get out of a car gracefully. Every time I either trip or bang my head. It’s pretty terrible, actually

Favorite part of Networking!!!! I met some of the coolest people by moving to another state and am so proud to call them my friends

Sports team: Rock Chalk Jayhawk, go KU!!!!

Joke: How can you tell if someone is making a dad joke? - It becomes apparent

Word: Smush

If you could change jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be? I would kill to trade jobs with the super trainer, Jericho McMatthews. She’s an inspiration and incredible woman in the fitness industry that is all about helping people be the best version of themselves

What other profession would you never try? I would never be a chef. I respect what they do, but that is one dedicated, crazy, incredible job that I could never do

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Hey there! You wanna go back down for another round?

Are you planning to attend one of the 2019 Regional Conferences? Yes