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60 Seconds with Karen Gavin
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60 Seconds with Karen Gavin

Q.  How did you first learn about Watertech?
A.  Newspaper ad – back in the day
Q.  How long have you been with Watertech? 
A.  25 years
Q.  How has Watertech helped you in your career development?  
A.  Love this career; I have learned so much over the years.
Q.  What are 3 words to describe Watertech? 
A.  Friendly, Knowledgeable, Innovative.
Q.  What do you like most about Watertech? 
A.  The awesome people
Q.  What is the favorite part about working for Watertech?  
A.  Always busy, no time for boredom
Q.  What is your role at Watertech?  
A.  Operations Manager
Q.  What is your favorite part of your job?  
A.  Inventory Management
Q.  What is your favorite Watertech memory? 
A.  Chatting with Gene Vanden Heuvel (Watertech’s founder) when we were the only ones in the office.  Bless his soul.
Q.  Any favorite line from a movie? 
A.  Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. – Forrest Gump
Q.  Any random facts you could share with us?  
A.  Former dance student at Fred Astaire Studio
Q.  Are you messy or organized?  
A.  Organized
Q.  Describe what you were like at age 10. 
A.  Pet lover, liked reading books about horses
Q.  Favorite travel spot?  
A.  Hawaii (Oahu, Maui)
Q.  If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?  
A.  Sandra Bullock
Q.  If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?  
A.  Wedding Planner
Q.  If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and why?  
A.  Michael Jackson, love his music and his talent
Q.  If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?  
A.  Sprecher Root Beer
Q.  If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?  
A.  Secretariat winning the Triple Crown.
Q.  If you were an animal what would you be? 
A.  Dog
Q.  If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?  
A.  Book, Music, Mountain Dew
Q.  Tell us a little bit about your family.  
A.  Married, 3 daughters, 5 grandkids, 1 dog, 2 cats
Q.  What book did you read last?  
A.  Until Tuesday
Q.  What do you like to do in your spare time?   
A.  Aerobics, gardening, travel, reading
Q.  What do you like to do on your days off?  
A.  Gardening, shopping
Q.  What else do you do for fun?  
A.  Movies, watch baseball, go out to dinner
Q.  What is on your bucket list?  
A.  Travel to Europe
Q.  What is the best book you have ever read?  
A.  Merle’s Door
Q.  What is the first concert you attended?  
A.  Lionel Richie
Q.  What is the one thing you cannot resist?  
A.  Chocolate
Q.  What is your favorite sport?  
A.  Baseball
Q.  Where is your favorite place to eat?  
A.  DiCarlo’s Restaurant, Oak Creek
Q.  Where is your hometown?  
A.  Good ol’ Cudahy, Wisconsin
Q.  Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?  
A.  Hawaii – 5 Islands
Q.  What are some other places you like to travel to?  
A.  Alaska, New York
Q.  What’s your favorite drink?  
A.  Mountain Dew
Q.  What songs have you completely memorized? 
A.  Billie Jean, The Dance
Q.  Are you usually early or late?  
A.  Early
Q.  What shows are you into?  
A.  This is Us, Last Man Standing, The Big Bang Theory
Q.  Motto or personal mantra?  
A.  Go big or go home!