Get to Know Callier and Thompson
Susie Stern Q&A
How would you describe your role on the Callier and Thompson team?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE
Share with us one unusual thing many people may not know about you?
I LEARNED IN 5th GRADE ENGLISH CLASS THAT I CAN PUT A QUARTER IN MY NOSTRIL. PREFERABLY AN OLDER ONE THESE DAYS .... WITH SOFTEN EDGES. hahahaha
What is one piece of advice or statement you want to make about the kitchen and bath industry (or remodeling)?
IT'S ALL ABOUT PERSONALITY, YOUR'S & YOUR HOME'S. SO DO WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE!!
What do you like most about working for Callier and Thompson Kitchens, Baths, Appliances?
THE PEOPLE, CO-WORKERS & CLIENTS
Where did you grow up?
BORN IN IOWA. MOVED TO ST. LOUIS 2 WEEKS LATE FOR 1ST GRADE.
What motivates you to work hard day in and day out?
PUTTING A SMILE ON FACES & FINDING SOLUTIONS TO MAKE SPACES BEAUTIFUL!!
What makes you laugh the most?
ME!! I LAUGH AT MYSELF DAILY.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
SURVIVING FROM 14YRS OLD TIL NOW. HA!!
What is your favorite kitchen appliance and why?
AIRFRYER!! TAKES THE PLACE OF MY TRIDE & TRUE TOASTER OVEN!!
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
COME PLAY WITH ME AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Do you have family or pets?
I LIVE WITH THE BEST ROOMMATE, MY DOG EVE.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and/or play?
SPORT TO PLAY, GOLF. SPORT TO WATCH, BASKETBALL'S FAST PACE. BUT I WATCH MORE BASEBALL, HOCKEY & I REALLY MISS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.
What’s your favorite tradition or holiday and why?
What is your favorite thing to do in St Louis?
CITY MUSEUM!! I COULD GO THERE EVERYDAY INSTEAD OF A GYM. I TURN INTO A 6 YEAR OLD KID RUNNING & CRAWLING & SLIDING ALL AROUND. MY CITY MUSEUM UNIFORM IS LEGGINGS, KNEEPADS, CROCS & A FANNY PACK!! I CONQURED MY FEAR OF HIEGHTS & CLAUSTERFOBIA. I’M LIKE A FAT CAT THAT CAN SQUEEZE IN ANYWHERE!!
ALL THE COLORS & CREATIVITY & HISTORY IS SO EXCITING TO ME
How long have your been in the kitchen and bath industry?
TO BE EXACT? MARCH OF 1998. I HAD JUST STARTED THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM AT SEMO & WAS HIRED AT LOWES IN CAPE GIRARDEAU IN THE KITCHEN DEPARTMENT.!
What’s do I wanna be when i grow up?
AN ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR AT A NURSING HOME & PLAY BINGO & HAVE ICE CREAM SOCIALS EVERY DAY WITH THE OLDER & WISERS!!
What's your dream retirement plan?
TO HAVE A RETIREMENT HOME FOR SENIOR DOGS & HAVE EACH DOG HOUSE A DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURE STYLE - VICTORIAN, BUNGALOW, TUDOR, PRAIRIE, MODERN ...
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A BIRD. BUT I'D HAVE TO BE ABLE FLY & STILL HAVE THE GIFT OF GAB.
If you have to sing Karaoke, what song do you pick?
I'M ONLY ALLOWED TO BE THE BACKUP SINGER ...
If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
WAS ASKED TO TEACH INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES AT SEMO & PATRICIA STEVENS IN THE PAST.
ALWAYS ENVIED MY ART TEACHERS.
Are you a cat person or dog person?
DOG, DUH. ONCE YOU GET ME STARTED ON DOG TALK, MUCH LUCK TO YOU GETTING ME TO STOP!!
I LOVE ALL ANIMALS BUT WOULDN'T BE ASHAMED IF I TURN INTO THE CRAZY DOG LADY ...
If you could have an unlimited supply of something, what would it be?
DOGS. DOGS & WINE.
If you wrote a book, what would it be about?
What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time 20 years?
DON'T DO IT!!
What is your favorite quote?
HAVE FUN. BE GOOD & LOVE YOU.
BEEN HEARING &/OR SAYING IT ALL MY LIFE!
What is your favorite season and why?
SPRING!! I'M ALL ABOUT SPRING COLORS AND WATCHING EVERYTHING BLOOM.
What are you most grateful for?
MY SANITY & RESILIENCE.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
TO CLICK MY HEALS AND BE WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.