Employee Spotlight May 2022 – Cindy

About Cindy Hoel
How long have you been with Ochs?
My 3-year anniversary is coming up in June.

What is your favorite part about Ochs?
My favorite part about Ochs is the people! Everyone is great and I love that we are so customer focused!

What is your favorite movie?
I have lots of favorites, but my all-time favorite is The Sound of Music.

Coolest thing you have ever done?
The coolest thing I have ever done is hike on the Great Wall of China. My son taught English in China for several years after college. When I visited him we did lots of cool stuff but hiking on The Wall was the best!

What is a favorite place you traveled to?
Knocked off one of my bucket list destinations when I visited the Grand Canyon. Breathtakingly beautiful!

What is your most embarrassing story?
I was mistaken for a hooker by the St. Paul Police. Back in the mid-80s, I was working as a nursing assistant at a facility near the St. Paul Capitol. On my way to work one day my car broke down in the now defunct Midway Shopping Center. I called my college roommates to pick me up and bring me to work. As I was standing alongside my car waiting for my ride, a police officer pulled up and started questioning me about what I was doing hanging out in the parking lot. I explained that I was on my way to work, that my car had broken down and I was waiting for my ride. Even dressed in my nurse uniform complete with nametag, he didn’t believe me! I said, really, would a hooker be dressed in a nurse uniform? With a very somber face he told me “Miss, you’d be surprised the outfits I see”.

How many pets do you have?
I have one cat – Fernando. He’s been with me for about a year.