Name: Lynn Rotter
Position at UWGB: Ticketing & Information Services Manager, University Union
Summary of what you do: Manage operations at the University Ticketing & Information Center, box office manager for University Ticketing Services, and assist with daily operations for University ID Services.
How long have you been employed: Since September of 1995 (I began as a student employee)
Brief history of employment with UWGB: I began employment at the Cofrin Library my first week of my freshman year in 1995, switched to the Weidner Center my second week of my freshman year (sorry Cofrin Library friends!) and worked as a Guest Services Associate and then Box Office Supervisor, I graduated and began employment as the Assistant Box Office Manager and later Box Office Manager until 2005. Then I moved over to the University Union and help incorporate campus ticketing into the University Information Desk operations. I also worked for a year and half overseeing the Union Promotions and Graphics, but moved back to the UTIC. And I’ve been there ever since.
Three words that describe you: Talkative, detailed, friendly.
Personal interests: Home renovation, gourmet food, interior design (especially midcentury modern and Scandinavian design), hiking.
Random facts/interests: I didn’t fly until I was 23 years old because my dad was in a plane crash in Vietnam, so we drove to FL and back 8 times when I was a kid.
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Are you messy or organized? Mostly organized at work. Somewhat disorganized at home.
Best vacation you’ve been to? San Francisco & Napa Valley
Describe what you were like at age 10. An awkward skinny kid with glasses and a retainer. Not very good at sports, but I did well in school.
Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog? Apartment Therapy blog
Do you have a favorite quote? Pivot, piviot, pivot.
Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? Too many to count! I incorrectly said “Scarlet Pimpernel” to an elderly patron at the Weidner Center once… you can guess how I said it.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Amy Adams
If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why? 1960’s because I love the fashion, music, architecture and design.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? David Bowie
If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? The first moonwalk
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza because there is so much variety
If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? Family photos
Least favorite Food? Miracle Whip
Motto or personal mantra? Go with the flow.
People would be surprised if they knew: that I was a dog sitter for Gregory Peck once.
Tell us a little bit about your family. I’ve been married for 14 years and have two children, ages 7 and 2. My husband works in health insurance and was formerly a chef. I grew up in Green Bay and lived here for most of my life. I lived in 13 different residences on the East Side (if you count apartments during college) but bought a house on the West Side.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I recently found out I’m descended from General William Tecumseh Sherman.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I will eat almost anything (except baluts and insects), I exclusively drove stick shift for 20 years, and I can sail.
Top 3 life highlights? My wedding, birth of my daughter, birth of my son.
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? 1. Don’t be afraid to try. 2. You probably know more than you think you do… don’t doubt yourself. 3. Change is not always bad. Sometimes change is a really good thing!
What are your hopes for our industry/school? I hope enrollment continues to grow, and we continue to see exciting things happen here at UWGB.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I enjoy seeing my student employees achieve success after they graduate.
What book did you read last? ‘Arrows’ by my friend Melissa Gorzelanczyk
What books are at your bedside? Just magazines, even though I have several friends that are librarians.
What celebrity do people think you look like? Pamela Druckerman (author and writer for the NY Times)
What did you want to be when growing up? A veterinarian, an architect, and then an interior designer.
What do you always want to try and never did? I wish I had traveled abroad when I was a student.
What do you like most about your job? I still really enjoy ticketing, and the excitement that comes with big shows or busy nights.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Sleep, if I can.
What do you like to do on your days off? Get caught up around the house.
What else do you do for fun? Home renovation. So far, my husband and I have gutted and remodeled our 2nd floor and a lower level bar and bathroom.
What is the first concert you attended? Live (Throwing Copper Tour)
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? A bigger house.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? That two kids are a lot harder than one.
What is your biggest pet peeve? Lying
What is your family like? My immediate family is small but loud. My husband’s family is large but quiet. I have 15 nieces and nephews, and 7 great nieces and nephews… all on my husband’s side of the family.
What is your favorite meal? Sushi
What is your favorite sport? Bowling
Hidden talent? Flipping my tongue in half and holding it. Or maybe wiggling my ears.
What one food do you wish had zero calories? Cheese
What phobias do you have? I really freak out when my children get a tummy bug.
What places have you lived in? Green Bay my entire life, except for when we moved to Florida for 7 months when I was in 8th grade.
What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? I still love Sex and the City
What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? I had a rag doll that my dad bought me from the Bellin gift shop on the day I was born. Her name was Doll Doll. I took her everywhere. My mom had to re-embroider her face at least 5 times over the years.
What’s on your bucket list? Travel to Europe and maybe Northern Africa.
What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? My phone
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? A rabbit’s kidney
Where is your favorite place to eat? Brickhouse Burgers or Hinterland
Where is your home town? Green Bay
Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Tour Europe for a month