Elburn resident Nancy Schnaitman, 64, was going to the Kane County Audubon monthly meeting at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Aurora
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Sigourney Weaver
First job? Corn detasseling
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a veterinarian. I did not become that. I was a senior buyer for many years, and now I am a substitute teacher for two school districts.
A book you’d recommend? “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
Favorite charity? Kane County Audubon
Do you play an instrument? Piano
Hobbies? I’m a birder. I’ve been to Costa Rica, recently completed a road trip out to the east coast and went through 14 states, got 19 new life birds to add to my life bird list of 419 species. I also went on a pelagic trip – a trip on the ocean to get birds that never come in to land unless they are nesting. And I did some chumming off the back of the boat – I was seasick.
Favorite local restaurant? Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove