Thanksgiving is fast approaching and with the season of gratitude on the entire Splashtacular team’s mind, we thought we would use this month to say thank you to one of our all-star employees. Stacey Richard started working at Splashtacular just a few months ago, but in her short time working at this water slides manufacturer she has made a huge impact.
As office manager, Stacey keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes so that the rest of the Splashtacular team can focus on being the waterslide manufacturer you all know and love. Although we don’t say thank you nearly as often as we should, we are eternally grateful to have Stacey on our team.
When Stacey isn’t keeping this waterslide manufacturer afloat, you can find the Missouri native in the kitchen, garden, or cheering on her beloved Kansas City Chiefs. Please join us in thanking Stacey for her hard work as a key member of this waterslide manufacturer.
Get to know her in her own words below.
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Name: Stacey Richard
Hometown: Born and raised in Fenton, Missouri, then went to high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Current Residence: Paola, Kansas
Splashtacular Title: Office Manager
How long have you been with Splashtacular and what initially drew you to the company? I’ve been with the company five months. I first heard about the company two years ago, but never thought I’d have the chance to work here!
What does a day in your life at Splashtacular look like? As Office Manager I take care of a lot of things so other people don’t have to. Every day is different and I really love the variety. Most of my tasks support Anita and Aaron.
What is your favorite thing about working at Splashtacular? Milo. It’s definitely Milo the Office Dog.
What is the most challenging part of your role? Keeping up with the firm’s engineering license renewals in every state, and the Certificates of Insurance for all of our vendors.
Where do you see Splashtacular in 5 years? I see great things in the future for this company…I’m so impressed with all of our processes and how the teams work together.
What is your best Splashtacular memory? Everyone playing putt-putt golf in the hallway of the office on a Friday afternoon.
Three words to describe Splashtacular: One. Amazing. Company.
What was your first job ever? My Dad was so sweet and arranged for me to begin working part-time at a local insurance office beginning on my 16th birthday. I hate insurance. I never want to work in an insurance office again!
Favorite Hobbies? I like to cook, I love decorating, and I love gardening in the yard.
Favorite Sports Team? GO CHIEFS!!!
One Fun Fact About Yourself! Steve and I sold our house in Springfield, MO, and moved to Paola to be closer to my Dad and his new wife. We’re currently living with my sister and brother-in-law while we build a new house. Our house will be within view of my Dad and sister’s houses, and it feels like I’m living in a dream! We do miss our two sons terribly; Blake is 23 years old and Josh is 18 – they both live in Springfield.