Personalities Plus: Renae Hipp

Your name: Renae Hipp.
Your job: Social worker at Portales Municipal Schools .
Your age (and Birth Date): 39; April 17, 1965.
Your hometown: Gillette, Wyo.
Occupation: Social worker.
Your family: Husband; Jamie. Four children; JD, Kelly, Keri and Davis.
Your Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: My hobbies are reading, decorating, camping, growing flowers and archery.

What do you think of Portales?
“I like living in a small town. Portales has been good to me and my family.”

What do you visualize your life being like in 10 years?
“I hope I have a bunch of grandchildren and I hope to have started writing a novel by then.”

Who is someone you admire in life? Why?
“I admire Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton and Martha Stewart for being strong, independent women who overcame adversity.”

What is your greatest hope?
“That my family remains healthy.”

If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place?
“I would own and operate a drug and alcohol inpatient treatment center in eastern New Mexico.”

Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment:
“Raising four teenagers without going crazy and getting my master’s degree. Both at the same time even.”

When you were a kid, what did you think you would be doing as an adult?
“I thought I would be a psychiatrist.”

If I could do anything, I would…
“Find a doctor who could help my mother. She has nerve damage from a surgery she had and she’s in chronic pain.”

Do you have children? Have they influenced your life?
“I have four kids. They’ve given my life direction.”

What is your favorite TV show? Why do you relate to it?
“Law and Order. I like to figure things out.”

If you could go on an adventure, what would it entail?
“I would love to travel all over Europe to see the architecture and museums.”

What is your favorite smell?
“Russian olives in bloom.”

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?
“Camping, reading, watching movies with my family, and shooting my bow.”

What would you like printed on your gravestone?
“Beloved mother and wife.”

What is your favorite song? Why?
“Led Zeppelin’s ‘Thank You.’ That was the song played at my wedding.”

What is your idea of a perfect day?
“The sun is shining, the wind is not blowing, I’m at the lake and I don’t have to cook.”

What do you like about your job?
“I like working with children. I like to problem-solve and trying to make things a little better.”

Tell us about your spouse:
“My husband’s name is Jamie. He is a carpenter. He loves hunting, fishing, camping and just about anything outdoors. He’s a good guy.”

Name one thing you like about yourself.
“I’m persistent. I don’t give up easily.”

— Compiled by Laurie Stone