Travel Tacoma + Pierce County’s new Visitor Experience Coordinator, Calista Klein, started with us a few weeks ago, and her presence has brought a great vibe here at the Visitor Information Center. In order to get to know her better and introduce her to the community, we wanted to ask her five questions. Here is what we learned:

What is your favorite kind of prepared potato?
French fries. I love French fries! Although I do really love hash-browns too. And tater tots! I just really love potatoes in all forms.

If you could learn a THIRD language what would it be? (She already speaks Mandarin Chinese)
Spanish or German. I really love the way Spanish sounds and I feel it would be really useful. I also would love to learn German since my Opa (Grandpa) lived in Europe and speaks fluent German along with a couple other languages.

What is your favorite holiday and why?
I’d have to say Thanksgiving, but I love all fall holidays. I love Thanksgiving because my family has a fun tradition of playing soccer and then of course eating a big meal afterwards.

Do you have a scar that tells a story?
I just recently got one. It’s on my ankle and I got it from rock climbing. It was my first fall while lead climbing. We were down in the Tieton River area and I was just one move away from the next bolt, and while I was reaching up to clip the quickdraw, my foot slipped and I fell. I scraped myself up on the rock, which was mostly basalt, and got a rope burn too. I didn’t finish leading the climb, but I climbed it on top rope afterwards.

If you could live inside the world of a TV show or movie what would it be?
Harry Potter. It would be pretty awesome to go to wizarding school.