Three Minutes with Tess White

Tess White

Territory Sales Manager, Alltech

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I moved to Umatilla in 2010, and then lived in Hermiston from 2011-18 until moving back to Umatilla. My career allows me to work from home and cover my territory of Oregon and Washington, so I moved to Umatilla to be closer to my daughter and her family.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

La Palma Mexican Restaurant, the best chili rellenos and guacamole fresca!

What do you like to do in your spare time?’

Love to cook and spend time with my family and friends, escape to the golf course as often as possible, play frisbee golf at the course at the dam, lots of time with my Border Collie running the trails and playing fetch at the river, time with my Arab mare and I love to garden.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I appreciate the willingness of people to help others; the local seasonal produce is amazing — I especially love the melons; appreciate the support by the community of programs for our students and the abundance of parks and walking trails.

What was the last book you read?

“The Green Platform,” by Declan Coyle

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

LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Back to Germany to see my great-nephew, age 3, and his parents again.

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

Age 9 going head-first down an outhouse at our cabin to recover the flashlight I dropped and getting stuck upside down until my mom came to see why I was taking so long. Imagine the look on her face when she opened the door and only saw my lower legs and feet.

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

Be a positive role model and uplift others.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Raising my children to be beautiful humans and great assets to their careers and community.

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