Three Minutes with Jennifer Hook

Jennifer Hook, Childcare Resource and Referral, UMCHS

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I moved to Hermiston when I got married and to raise a family.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Either Nookie’s or Delish

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have two kids, and we like to go to movies, events and things going on in town. We like to go out in explore the area, whether it’s Main Street or the fair.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The diversity. When I first moved here, I thought it was such a small town. We have everything you could need — you’re 30 minutes from being in a big city, but if you go 30 minutes in the opposite direction, you’re in the middle of nowhere. There are all kinds of things going on in terms of the people.

What book are you currently reading?

”Managing Emotional Mayhem for Kids,” by Dr. Becky A. Bailey

What app or website do you use most often?

Amazon Prime — it’s probably my biggest downfall.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Scotland

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?

I’m a total klutz — anybody who knows me knows that — but I don’t know if that’s funny.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

I have a lot of home improvement projects. I recently bought a house, and have a big to-do/wish list. The Ace Hardware guys know me well, I go in with all my lawn care and painting projects.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I think I’m proudest of my kids. How far they’ve come, and what they’ve achieved in life. Life hasn’t always been the easiest, and they’ve maintained a positive vibe about themselves.

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