Rob Schaefer

Owner, Horace Mann Insurance in Hermiston

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

My parents moved us here when I was five and I’ve been here basically ever since, except some time I spent in the Air Force.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Probably La Palma and Walker’s Farm Kitchen.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Well, I spend a lot of time with my family. I like to golf when I can.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The community is a welcoming community. People support each other here. We’re unique that way. You see the same people every day, and I’ve grown up here so I know most people.

What was the last book you read?

I don’t have a lot of time to read, but I would have to say parts of the Bible.

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

I use Google. We were in Iceland and I wanted to know where the closest restaurant was, and I Googled and it took me right there.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I would love to go to Thailand someday. I’ve seen pictures of the beaches and that’s something I look forward to.

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

I’m sure if you asked my wife that question she could answer it.

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

I have a daughter who is going to be a senior. I guess my goal is to get her graduated and spend more time with family.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Other than my kids, and my family, I would have to say building this business over the last 15 years. It’s been my greatest achievement. I was inducted into my company’s hall of fame a little while ago too, and that was a great achievement.

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