with NIKKI NEESE
When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher because I liked helping the kids learn.
What would you rather be doing right now? Spending time with my family/friends and being a dance mom. My three girls dance at Q Dance, and I also help out at the studio when needed or during recitals. I also love working at Bath and Body part-time; I love the rush during Christmas time, and I'm a people person.
Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I can be a very quiet person at times.
Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? When I rang the gong at the Cancer Center celebrating my last day of treatment. I'm a two-time breast cancer survivor.
It really stinks when ... people don't work together or when people say that's not my job. I'm a true believer of teamwork. Everyone should work together.
I always laugh when ... my kids or the residents do something funny.
Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Definitely my Grandpa Ron (aka Big Ron) who has passed away, my Great-Grandma Freda who also has passed away and Tom Brady with the New England Patriots.
At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... watch my soap, "Days of Our Lives."
People who knew me in high school thought I was ... shy at times or really loud.
I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... see my Grandpa Ron one last time.
If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... quit working.
I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... Bath and Body Foam Soap.
When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook and look at all the recent pictures of my family and friends.
What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Live life to the fullest!
When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... Y101 Radio.
I always get sentimental when ... I'm around kids or animals.
The older I get, the more I realize ... Life is too short. Live life to the fullest. Don't hold grudges because you never know what will happen.
If I had one "do-over," I would ... not do-over anything because if I did I wouldn't be where I am today.
My favorite item of clothing is ... turtlenecks. They keep me nice and warm.
If I've learned anything at all ... You never know what someone does or has been through until you walk a mile in their shoes.
Nikki Neese, 35, is activity director and volunteer coordinator at Sunset Apartments. Neese grew up in Quincy and loves to shop and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband Jason married in June 2008 at Sunset Home so the residents could attend the wedding. They have three girls -- Melia, 9, Zoey, 6 and Bella, 3.