Star City Six – Angie Hass
Blue Ox Tree Service (blueoxtrees.com) is the number one tree trimming and tree removal company in Lincoln. Angie Hass is the office manager at Blue Ox Tree Service.
Tell us a little about your business.
We are a professional tree service that provides tree removal, trimming, assessments, and treatment, locally owned since 2006.
How did you get started in the business?
I actually accidentally fell into this business. I was unhappy at my last employment and saw an ad for an office manager at Blue Ox. I am extremely happy that I pursued working here. It has taught me so much about trees, business, and management. I could not ask for a better company to work for.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Up until now, I have worked in jobs with overwhelming negativity which is very draining and leaks into my home life. I love that I have found a company that seeps positivity and encourages everyone to be the best version of themselves.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Graduating with a master’s degree at the age of 35.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have three children and one granddaughter. My oldest daughter Kylie is 25 and a CNA at a local retirement community, my son Cole is 21 and currently studying to be a high school English teacher, and my youngest daughter Ecko is 16 and a junior in high school with a 4.0 GPA. My granddaughter Piper is two and a half, and she is the joy of our family.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Watching my kids grow and living their best lives.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Ecko plays softball so we do a lot of softball tournaments throughout the summer. I also enjoy spending time with my granddaughter.
Who inspires you?
There are many people throughout my life that have inspired me, the most important would be my mother. She is a fighter and has always taught me to go for what I want and let nothing stop me. She is the one constant that has always been in my life no matter where I was or what I was doing. I am the person I am today because of her!
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
Which talent would you most like to have?
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Service. They help women with addiction and mental health issues. They also provide services for women and children and focus on family-base treatment.
What is your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption.
What is your favorite TV show?
That ‘70s Show.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Venue Restaurant & Lounge.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?