Featured Employee: Brenda Alreck

by | May 1, 2016 | Market News

Employee Name:  Brenda Alreck

Number of years of service at Pahl’s: 3 years plus 12 years ago before traveling baseball interfered with playing with flowers!

Briefly describe your job duties at Pahl’s:
Customer service, greenhouse (fave!), and some designing.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Being able to get people excited about planting something besides geraniums and spikes!  There are so many options to explore creatively!

Tell us about your family.
I am married (25 years) and have a 22 ½ year old daughter and a 21 year old son.

What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Gardening (duh!), hiking, loafing in my sister’s pool, reading and cooking.

What is the farthest you have been away from home?  Tell us the most unique experience from that trip?
Playa-del Carmen, it was the first time I snorkeled in the ocean and had octopus for lunch.

What are three things on your “Bucket List” ?
International house sitting
Morel mushroom hunting
Hike a 14’er (14,000 foot mountain)

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Being connected to all the family!  We take for granted that cousins, grandparents, uncles, aunts and parents will always be there.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Knit or crochet

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Candy at Dolly’s Place on Crystal Lake in Burnsville

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick to be your mentor? Why?
Too hard!  Many different people for just as many different reasons..

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Look for needs and anonymously fill them.  That would be a blast!

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Once I was told I looked like Liza Gibbons, I never did see that!

What is your all-time favorite movie?
Pride & Prejudice (A&E long version)

What song do you play the most often?
I can’t pick one!

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Care for my parents.


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