Andrea Batey

Schools attended

Drury University

Prior firms within the industry you have worked

Smith Barney, now known as Morgan Stanley

What’s the most useless talent you have?

I have two of them…

1)When driving on a trip somewhere, I’m pretty consistent at turning the wrong direction and traveling a few hours before anyone notices.  My husband will not sleep while we travel for that very reason.  

2) I’m very good at stepping in the same direction as a person that is approaching me to pass so we do a little “copy me game” until one of us stops and the other is then able to walk on by.

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Nothing too drastic, I have done a great job at avoiding too many physical incidents… but now that I’m older, I find I must stretch really good before and after digging a hole to plant flowers or shrubs.

What’s your biggest screw up in the kitchen?

Are you kidding, I’m a natural in the kitchen….and the #1 rule is always have a healthy supply of back up frozen pizzas in the freezer, just in case.

What ridiculous thing has someone tricked you into doing or believing?

When it comes to loved ones and friends… I’ll believe anything they tell me.  

Would you rather live in a big city or on a farm?

Can I ride the fence on this….have lived on both.  There is nothing better than country life for the breathtaking views, peace and quiet along with the fresh air and of course all the critters to play with.  

However, the summer allergy season (especially ragweed from the fields), winter upkeep of the critters and never ending farm chores will keep a person working everyday and wishing for a house on a small lot in the city.  I enjoy a little of both sometimes.

Did you ever go to summer camp?

YMCA camp was about as far as I adventured out. 

What was your favorite subject in school?

Art, then Science and Math

The furthest spot you have been away from home?

Mexico…. on my honeymoon. 

How do you like your coffee?

Doctored up with Cream and sugar or anything flavored in the realm of vanilla and carmel, you can never go wrong.