PF Peeps is our special way of spotlighting individual Pathfinders personalities at work and play, an avenue to discover things about our peeps. We all have unique personalities – and believe ours warrant sharing!
Jane Basker is an icon of composure and calm. She is our Scheduling and Traffic Manager; which means on a daily basis she helps direct timelines, keeps all projects in line, and organizes them as they come up/down our halls and in/out our Pathfinders doors.
Here’s a peek into her great personal style and flair as well as her organized ways that we all appreciate. So – we present our Fascinating Jane as Peep of the Month.
Favorite tool at the office?
Multi-colored highlighters and my bright pink log book keep me organized, so “favorite” may be a stretch – let’s say necessity.
Last thing you do at the office?
I finish logging in my time, tidy up a bit and push my chair in under the desk. Just can’t stand to leave things in a mess!
How to make sense of different projects?
Every project should follow a process in a specific order:
1) Project brief
It keeps out the chaos.
I’m pretty tactile and I love selecting different kinds of paper. I enjoy how an ink reacts on different surfaces and the impact of color and varnishes.
Cold, blustery winter storm. Yes, really! What can I say, I’m from the U.P.
Most frequent trip?
Galena, Illinois. Every year my husband’s family has a reunion in this great little historic town with lots of antiques. I always find some little treasure to bring back with me.
Preferred type of show to enjoy?
I love big, epic costume dramas or mysteries – period pieces mainly. If it has set or costume design & detail, I’m in. I enjoy the detail in anything. You can’t really miss with Masterpiece Theater.
First thing you do in the am?
I usually get up and greet my two little pets before I do anything else with kisses on the heads or picking them up before the usual routine starts. Our two little cats get a lot of attention.
Most beautiful part of every day?
I’m definitely a morning person. I love seeing the sun break the horizon. I look forward to great possibilities in the day ahead.
You May Not Know…
Any special collections?
I’ve had a shoe obsession since I was little. Heels, boots, flats, sandals or slippers, my go-to’s are one of a number of Superga’s. I’ve been known to build an outfit around the shoes.
I love classics, Jane Austin and Agatha Christie are favorites plus, Jan Karon is a writer that I return to over and over. Her Mitford Series is full of depth and character never gets old.
Cats and dogs equally – how can you choose??
Anything with potatoes – just not French Fries!
White. I love crisp clean and classic colors.