When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a storm chaser. I love watching the storms.
What would you rather be doing right now? I would love to be on a warm, sunny beach.
Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone that … I used to show Boer goats and travel all over to shows with my family.
Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Accepting my current job with University of Illinois Extension as the 4-H program coordinator. I have a passion for 4-H and helping the youth.
It really stinks when … you’re running late. If I’m not at least 10 minutes early, I’m late!
What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Random.
I always laugh when … something is funny to me, or when I do random things. Laughter is the best medicine.
Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My Great-Grandpa John Day to learn more about the family history and the best places to travel. Ellen DeGeneres. I think she is a good person and super funny. Matthew McConaughey. He has gone through a lot in life, and I think he has had many ups and downs in life. His book, “Greenlights,” is my favorite.
At the end of a really long day at work, I like to … play with my kids and be outside.
People who knew me in high school thought I was … fun to be around and always smiling.
My most unforgettable brush with greatness was … Well, I didn’t meet him, but I was front row at a Jason Aldean concert and Thomas Rhett was opening up for him, and I touched his hand. Today Thomas Rhett is my favorite music artist.
I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to … go on a weeklong beach vacation.
If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would … willingly touch a spider, or hurt someone.
America should be more concerned about … overall health. Being healthy is so important, especially for a good quality of life. There are so many things that we can do to help ourselves.
I’m OK if there’s ever a national shortage of … pens.
When I’m on the Internet, I always go to … look at the radar.
What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? You can do anything you set your mind to – Grandma Sandy Thompson.
When I’m cruising down the road, I’m likely listening to … a variety of music. It changes daily, depending on my mood and if my kids are in the car with me. Sometimes it’s children’s music!
I always get sentimental when … I’m looking at pictures from when I was a child, or when my kids were babies. It makes you appreciate what you have and the time that was spent with family and friends.
The older I get, the more I realize … life is too short. Spend it with people who make you happy and bring out the best in you.
If I had one “do-over,” I would … have done the work to get my FFA American Degree.
My favorite item of clothing is … I can’t say I have a favorite item of clothing, but I always love a good hoodie.
If I’ve learned anything at all … If you want something, go for it. You won’t regret it.
Siera Duesterhaus, 30, was recently hired as Adams County 4-H program coordinator. Duesterhaus and her husband Ethan have two children — Skyler, 5, and Scarlett, 3 — and live in Liberty. She loves gardening, swimming, traveling, cooking, baking and meeting new people.