Meet Our Team (post 2 of 3)

Our first 'meet the team' post was a big hit, or maybe it was just Ernie's Instagram account :)

Read on to learn more about the team members in Extension Technology. Introducing .... Patrice, Terri, and Libby!
At the State Fair ... or are we?

Patrice Johnson, business analyst / registration

What do you like best about Extension and/or ELT?

The people I work with! And the programs!

What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on? 

Getting registration up and running back in the day. It was a brand new project and we started from scratch. I like feeling that I contributed to an important and successful service.

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat? 

Pizza or tacos (as long as I could vary the ingredients on/in them). Or popovers filled with creme fraiche, cured salmon, and caviar.


What do you like to do outside work?

Write, cook, and teach (I cook and teach to support my writing habit.). I also have a wicked TV viewing habit and book collection.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? 

I cannot make a decent pot of coffee to save my life.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Stuffing, liberally buttered rolls, green bean casserole, with heaps of cranberries on the side.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show? 

The Big Lebowski and All My Children (now defunct).


What’s your favorite app right now? 

Now and forever: Starbucks.

What’s your proudest accomplishment? 

My master’s thesis. When I reread it I think, “Hey this is pretty good! Did I write this?” And completing it gave me the confidence to tackle other occasionally daunting projects. The accomplishments that make me most proud are the things I look back on and wonder where I got the audacity to even attempt them.


Terri Ebert, web developer

How long have you worked in Extension?

It’ll be two years on November 14!

What do you like best about Extension and/or ELT?

I LOVE that Extension has so many different ways in which we influence Minnesota. When we were working on figuring out who the audience of the website was, we couldn’t narrow it down because of how diverse our content is.

What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on?

My favorite project was definitely the Extension website. Watching and helping that project from start to finish (or should I say to where we currently are) has been challenging as well as rewarding.

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat? 

Definitely pizza - it's hard to go wrong with pizza!

What do you like to do outside work? 

I love to cook and try out new restaurants and bars all over the Cities. I've even created my own spreadsheet with all the places I've been and want to go, where they are, and what I thought of them!

What’s something most people don’t know about you? 

I grew up on an organic dairy farm in Wisconsin. I even own 4 cows and 8 heifer calves!

This is my very first cow, Watermelon, and her baby.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Sweet potatoes. Or...the drinks because I'm in charge of bringing a "fun" drink to share - last year I brought 3 different types of Moscow Mules.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

I really enjoyed Mad Men and The Crown.

What’s your favorite app right now?

This a lame answer, but Venmo. I love that I can exchange money easily, even when I don't have cash on hand.



Libby Olson, student worker

How long have you worked in Extension?

2 and a half years

What do you like best about Extension and/or ELT?

I love the vast amount of projects/work that is always going on throughout all of Extension. Its so interesting to see all the different areas that Extension is a part of

What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on?

Video editing for Cottage Foods

If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat?

Definitely pizza (but preferably different kinds)


What do you like to do outside work?

I love to cook and bake, be with my friends and family, play video games, and binge watch Netflix

My nephews Danny and Peter.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I played the viola from 5th to 12th grade.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Green bean casserole and PIE!

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

Hands down The Office. I’ve seen every episode at least 10 times (and honestly I have most of it memorized)

What’s your favorite app right now?

Happy Color. It’s a color-by-numbers app, so it’s pretty mindless but for me it’s a great way to relax on my train commute

Comments

  1. You people ROCK! go ExtTech team!

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  2. This is a great way to know and 'meet' the team!!

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  3. Okay you pizza fans, follow the Brick Oven Bus on social media. They built an actual brick oven into a small former school bus. It is traditional neapolitan pizza! I swear it is as good as I have eaten in Napoli. I spent 20 minutes on the bus talking about dough! (insert loser comments here lol). And thanks everyone for sharing. This is fun!

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  4. Libby should have photoshopped Ernie into that team picture too!
    I can't stop laughing at Billie in the background! 😂

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