One of the first times I met Stephanie Hilton, we were hopping over modular concrete road work barriers trying to find our way out of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. So, in other words, Stephanie is both a problem solver and an adventurer with a strong will to get things done and keep the ball rolling. I can’t help but smile when I think of the occasion, as well as the passionate produce advocate I have had the pleasure to get to know these past few years. Stephanie is full of surprises and, once again, she does not disappoint as she takes us down an exciting path that our IF List has paved for her in this 53rd issue of The Snack Magazine...
IF you could have any actor play you in a movie, who would you want?
Audrey Hepburn: I loved her style and grace.
IF you could have been born in another century or decade, which would it be and why?
The 1950s. It was a time of great change, but still with a touch of innocence.
IF you had to choose now, what would your last meal consist of?
Guacamole, tacos, and my grandmother’s chocolate pie.
IF you could have one fruit or vegetable item as your produce mascot, what would it be and why?
Strawberries, of course. Strawberries changed my life, provided the opportunity where I met my husband, and brought me the dearest friends anyone could ever ask for.
IF you could imagine yourself in a different industry, what would it be?
I could not have ever imagined myself in this industry. My background was in computer science, which is where I expected to forge a career, but thank heavens, that did not happen.
IF you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring?
My husband, a short band radio with unlimited battery power, and a couple of cases of great wine.
IF you were another species in the animal kingdom, what would you be?
An otter. They always seem so carefree, happy, and to completely enjoy their life.
IF you wrote an autobiography, what would be the title?
IF you could enhance one aspect of your intelligence, what part would you want to improve?
My memory, so I would not forget how small things can mean so much and I wouldn’t forget to appreciate every minute of every day.
IF you could join a musician, dead or alive, on stage to sing along or play an instrument with, who would you choose and why?
Glen Campbell. I love his voice and “Wichita Lineman” is one of my favorite songs.
IF you had a superpower, what would you want it to be?
The power to heal.