New Front Desk Staff at the Fitness Center

The past few months has brought some new staff to the building’s front desk. Perhaps you have met one or two of them already. Nevertheless, we’d like to introduce this quartet of vital staff – all set to help make all your Research Park visits pleasant and efficient.

 

Sandy Everson, Research Park Fitness Center front desk staffSandy Everson

 

Typical Front Desk shifts: Tuesday/Thursday evenings

 

Hometown: Madison

 

Favorite Halloween costume: A Medieval peasant girl

 

Other jobs you currently have: Security Officer at the Overture Center for 12 years. Front desk at AMS for one year.

 

If there was one thing about you that would make us say “No kidding?”, what would it be?: I speak the Elvish language from Lord of the Rings!

 

 

 

Mary Kirkpatrick, Research Park Fitness Center front desk staffMary Kirkpatrick

 

Typical Front Desk shifts: Monday evenings

 

Hometown: Milwaukee,WI

 

Favorite Halloween costume: One year I went to State Street as Carol Burnett

 

Other jobs you currently have: I work full time at Wisconsin DOT in Creative Services

 

If there was one thing about you that would make us say “No kidding?”, what would it be?: My husband Kenneth and I have hosted 15 international students in our home. They come to Madison to learn English.

 

 

Amanda Utz is one of the front desk staff for the Research Park Fitness Center

Amanda Utz

 

Typical Front Desk shifts: Every other weekend

 

Hometown: Originally born in Madison.  I moved to Marshall, WI in sixth grade and that is currently where I reside.

 

Favorite Halloween costume: I don’t usually do Halloween, it’s always scared me. But I do recall that my mother always made our costumes and my favorite was a mouse and I was called Chester. Ironically, I hate mice.

 

Other jobs you currently have: Currently I spend my days working full-time at Demco. We serve the needs of America's libraries and schools providing supplies, equipment and furniture. I work in Product Management as an Assistant Product Manager. I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary this past June.

 

If there was one thing about you that would make us say “No kidding?”, what would it be?: For those that I haven’t already told, I had open heart surgery in April of 2016 at the age of 42. Most people say “no kidding” which is why I picked that.

 

 

Maddie Weeden is one of the front desk staff at the Research Park Fitness CenterMaddie Weeden

 

Typical Front Desk shifts: Mon-Wed 5:45 – 8:20 am

 

Hometown: Oregon, Wisconsin

 

Favorite Halloween costume: When I was about 8-years old I dressed up in a big purple princess dress. I wore it for several years after that just because I loved it so much.

 

Other jobs you currently have: I also work at a bakery in Stoughton, and I am a full-time student online through UW Whitewater.

 

If there was one thing about you that would make us say “No kidding?”, what would it be?: When I was 15 I started my own business that I still run today.