Elburn resident Kandy Herra, 48, was at the Elburn Chow Down event at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center when she answered nine questions from the Kane County Chronicle's Al Lagattolla.
Where did you grow up? Wausau, Wisconsin.
Do you have any pets? We have a pug, her name is Brandie, and a cat named Meye.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an actress when I was little. I wanted to be a psychologist when I went into college and ended up getting a degree in biology.
Did you ever do any acting? I was too shy. I don't know why I wanted to be an actress when I was so shy.
Is there a book you would recommend? It's called "Respectable Sins," by Jerry Bridges. We're doing that as summer reading.
What game show would you be on? "Wipeout." That would be fun.
Do you have a favorite restaurant? Just Kabobs in St. Charles.
Who is in your family? My husband is Richard, and I have a son, R.J.
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? In the late 1970s, when Ronald Reagan was campaigning, I got to shake his hand. They were campaigning at school, and I got down on the gym floor, and I got to shake his hand.