Becky Spoehr was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She is married to Adam Spoehr and has two sons named Asher and Abner and a daughter, Harper. She has been working at the Boys and Girls Club since August 2010.
Q and A with Becky
What led you to work for the Boys and Girls Club?
I had just moved out to South Dakota and needed to keep myself busy. I had a part time job in the morning but needed to fill my afternoons. The Club had an opening working with the K-1st grade group. Working with youth sounded fun, exciting and something different from what I had been doing. It just so happened I fell in love with the Boys & Girls Club movement and was able to work my way up in the organization.
Who is your hero? And why?
My hero is someone close to me, it’s my Mother! She’s such a strong, large hearted individual that puts her family first and never stops smiling. She finds the positive in any situation and she’s the person I want to be.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would be a Registered Dietitian working in either a hospital or community setting.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
My mom always told me to treat others how I want to be treated. It’s a common saying but it’s true!
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
This is a tough question… I want to travel the whole world. The first place that came to mind was Europe. I would want to see Spain, France and Italy. While I’m there I would focus on trying their cuisines and looking at their architecture.
What’s the most unusual thing in your desk drawer?
For my office desk I would have to say a tooth brush and tube of tooth paste!
Sunrises or Sunsets? Why?
Sunset! I’m more of a night owl than anything. I love the colors of the sun and surrounding clouds and the beautiful twinkle of the nights stars appearing. Mornings I want to stay curled in bed… there is just something about waking up to a buzzing alarm clock.
What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
Traveling is a passion of mine. I would have to say it’s a tie between Muchi Pichu in Peru and the Greek Erechtheum.