Something different every day.
That’s what drives Flint Group Copywriter Elizabeth Hansen—at work and at home, which, most days, are actually the same place.
“I love not knowing the projects I’ll be working on each day,” she explains. “Ebeth,” as we like to call her, writes for a wide variety of mediums and clients. After 12 years in our Grand Forks office, she now works from her home office in Lakeville, Minn. (Her husband Greg accepted a job relocation a few years ago, and she figured she ought to tag along.) She’s connected and communicates through all the latest interactive technologies, and travels to various Flint Group offices as needed.
Away from work, she and Greg also strive for new adventures, especially camping with their three kids: Julia, 13; Matt, 11; and Caroline, 8, and two dogs. She has plenty to share via her favorite writing medium, blogging. Check out her musings at CamperHappyHansens.
More history, mom?!
“My husband and I both grew up camping, and we enjoy the experience with our own kids now. I like to explore the historical landmarks and churches in the area while duping the kids into thinking it’s adventure, not education,” she admits.
“We’ve stayed in some resort-style KOA Kampgrounds. We’ve also camped at some dumps,” Ebeth says. “We’re always looking for a new spot, but the campground must have a lake or pool. That’s the only requirement.”
Everything is better outside
An avid cook and especially baker, camping allows Ebeth to try new recipes. “In case the dish doesn’t work out, there’s always s’mores,” she reasons. “I’d also like to winter camp sometime, since that’s my favorite season, but I haven’t quite convinced my fellow campers to come along.”
However, one thing they’re all on board with is sports. The kids are all active in youth athletics, which fills the calendar all year. “I’m a fanatic for all sports at all levels, except boxing, which is just stupid,” Ebeth says. “Of course we’re always looking for a nearby stadium when we travel.”
Something different, indeed.
Get to know a Flintster: Q + A with Ebeth!
What’s your dream job?
Movie poster writer. In those taglines, every syllable must sing.
Which job would you not want to have?
School bus driver. FAR too much responsibility.
What was your first job?
Babysitting. Abhorred it. So my first “real” job was a lifeguard and swim instructor. Never lost a swimmer!
What did it teach you?
I don’t have maternal instincts. Luckily, I have a nurturing husband, we’re close to our families and our oldest is very maternal, so the other two kids got some baby-ing.
What is one thing you’d be willing to practice for an hour a day?
Skipping rocks. It would mean I was outside, near water and not sitting still.
What’s the best advice you ever got?
“Bloom where you are planted.” Worst = “It’s just a game.” No, it’s not.
What sound do you love?
Hockey. Sticks and skates on ice, goal horns, a little cussing at refs and “Mom, just a little while longer?” at outdoor rinks.
What scent do you love?
Our veggie garden in August.