In our quest to introduce you to our little Textie family, we bring you Jess Troskosky, Senior Account Manager, member of the “I Met My Husband/Wife at Text 100” club and mom to two of the cutest, funniest girls in the world (click here for proof!). A long time resident of the High Falls office, Jess is famous for her kind-hearted, fun-loving personality. Take a read below to learn what we mean!
If you had to design a postage stamp, what would you put on it?
Answer: I’m trying to think what my favorite things are! Probably a “rocker.” A rocker is a non-descript person holding an infant. Rockers go to the NICU and help by holding babies because the parents aren’t there. That’s what I want to do for volunteer work. I want to do it because I want more kids, but not everything that comes with them. I want to know that I affected their life.
If you could invite one special guest of honor to your birthday party, who would it be?
Answer: Ellen DeGeneres. She’s super funny and genuine, and she really cares about the zillion-and-one causes she supports, from gay rights to dogs. She has a variety of interests pulling her in multiple directions, kind of like we do, so I feel like we could be best friends.
If you could jump in a swimming pool full of any type of food, what would you choose?
Answer: Chocolate. Milk chocolate, not dark.
Instead of leaves (or money), what do you wish would grow on trees?
Answer: Vacations! Somewhere warm, maybe with ski trips sprinkled in.
What is the best part of the circus?
Answer: Acrobats. They’re amazing. It’s something I’d like to learn how to do. I tried it in the Bahamas once. The hotel had a trapeze and for two hours every day a coach would come in and help guests through it. I swung and pulled my legs up, but that’s about it.
If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Answer: I would split it up. I’d give $1 million to each set of parents so they could retire, finish projects in my house (because I like my house and wouldn’t want to move), put some away for the girls’ college, invest some to make more, go on vacations and donate to cancer and child-related causes.
What would your reaction be if you were told that you had to marry the first person you ever had a crush on?
Answer: I don’t even know what he does now. What is he doing? What if he’s not doing anything? I didn’t have the best judgment when I was in high school.
If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Answer: Rebecca/Becky from “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” She’s really funny and spends money even though she doesn’t have it, but everything turns to roses for her at the end.
If you could date any actor, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Answer: Wentworth Miller from Prison Break. He’s super hot.
If you could have any type of animal for a pet, what would it be?
Answer: A French bulldog because they’re cute. I love dogs. I’d have one now if I could.
Thanks, Jess T.! Stay tuned for more “Meet the Texties” segments.