Schory: Where did you grow up?
Ritchey: Wood Dale
Schory: Do you have any pets?
Ritchey: A border collie-surprise named Gracie, adopted from Mobile Mutts Rescue
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ritchey: A dancer; I did not become that, I was a full-time mom.
Schory: What do you do for the Corn Boil?
Ritchey: I am committee chair for the vendor booths.
Schory: Favorite charity?
Ritchey: Mutual Ground
Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Ritchey: Genoa Pizza in Sugar Grove
Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Ritchey: In 2016, I went to Botswana for work. I work for Safari Line in Sugar Grove. It was the best adventure, the adventure of a lifetime. I came that close to a lion, that close to an elephant. I touched an elephant’s tusk. I was on 13 planes in 11 days – puddle jumpers. I came across a turn in a boat, and there was an elephant’s behind right there. It was crazy.