September Staff of the Month: Amy Rigby

Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from Youngstown, but I graduated from Austintown Fitch.

Q: How long have you worked for ISLE/Purple Cat?
A: This November marks my 5th year!

Q: What is your job here?
A: I was an art teacher for most of my time here, which I do still enjoy­ but now I love planning events (such as the carnival, parade floats, submitting artwork for the Canfield Fair, the plays of course­ and coming soon, the talent show!)

Q: What did you do before working here?
A: after graduating from YSU in 2007, I was a substitute teacher for all the schools in Mahoning County.

Q: What is your favorite candy?
A: anything chocolate

Q: What is your favorite holiday and why?
A: Halloween. I wish I was the “staff of the month” for October because I love it THAT much. I love dressing up and becoming something I’m not. I love to challenge my make­up skills. FUN FACT: I usually average 4 costumes each Halloween, and I have never been the same costume twice.

Q: Name one of your favorite songs and why.
A: I don’t have a favorite song, but I love anything with a keyboard or hand claps in it.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not at the Purple Cat?
A: sleep in!!!

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be?
A: nothing that flies, because I would get sick… and thing that swims, because I hate getting wet. Probably a Lynx­ although they are almost extinct. I think giant cats are amazing, fast and cute. I have always admired the Lynx for its giant paws and super cute ear hair.

Q: Who is your favorite Golden String Radio DJ?
A: Tim Johnson, because he plays 80’s music, which is my fav, and he always picks a song that I haven’t heard in so long and it brings back memories.

Q: What is your favorite event at the Purple Cat?
A: The Halloween Party, of course 🙂

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your name be? and what would your superpower be?
A: I would be called “Ame­a­zing”, and I would be a shape shifter. I would enjoy becoming whomever or whatever I wanted… also leading us back to my obsession with Halloween.

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