Continuing our Employee Spotlight, Larissa Bixby caught up with Krystal Baize, Marketing and Development Assistant. Krystal has been with Osceola History for 2 years, she recently took some time off as she and husband, Zane welcomed Teegan Faye this past January. Krystal spends her free time with her family, and enjoys arts and crafts, especially repurposing something old and turning it into something new. Krystal took a few moments out of her busy schedule as a new mom to sit down with me and answer a few questions.
(Krystal, Zane, Teegan and their puppy Izzy)
LB: Let’s dive right in, why do you think it’s important to preserve history?
KB: I think it’s important to preserve history because it’s part of who we are, being able to see how the world has evolved throughout history is amazing to me.
LB: And what do you enjoy most about your position with OH!?
KB: This is a tough question because my position has a number of perks. Outreach marketing, social media and blogging is very rewarding to me because I am able to share the history of Osceola County with others while educating myself. I am able to work with every department, Programming, Curation, Collections, and Venue Rentals. In doing so, I am always promoting, sharing, and educating others on all of the wonderful happenings Osceola History has to offer.
LB: You keep Osceola History’s website and social media up to date, but what’s your favorite blog or podcast?
KB: I love mommy blogs, being able to learn from other mothers is very uplifting.
LB: Going offline, what is the best book you have ever read?
KB: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – If you haven’t read it, please do so, it will change your life!
LB: What is your favorite thing to do?
KB: I don’t think I have just one favorite thing, so I will answer this question with a few of my favorite things I love to do. Spending time with family is definitely one of my favorite things to do, especially with my daughter. I love to travel! I’ve been to Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, England, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Alaska and a number of states throughout the United States. I also love my sleep!
(Family Christmas 2017) (Krystal and Zane in Alaska)
LB: You’ve been all over the place! What’s one thing you cannot live without?
KB: Music! And I can’t resist coffee either.
LB: Me either, I think our entire office has a coffee addiction. Do you ha
ve a personal mantra?
KB: Never regret anything, because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.
LB: Excellent words to live by. Are there any wise words from a movie, book, or play that have stuck with you?
KB: “Anything can happen if you let it.” – Mary Poppins
LB: What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome thus far in your life?
KB: My greatest challenge would have to be becoming a new mother. Being responsible for a little one is a job in itself, but also a blessing that I am so grateful for.
LB Thanks so much for answering my questions today. Let’s leave our readers with one last fact. How do you define success?
KB: Dedication, Hard Work, Passion, and Commitment. Setting a goal and making it happen.
(Krystal and Baby Teegan)