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Tanya Sorensen

Project Manager

DLI Nurse, Seamstress, Plumber, Klutz, and Jill-of-All-Trades Since 1999

What are your three must-haves?
Sleep... my genes are strong in the sleep category! Family... I am 4th of eight children, and my family is the best there is. I love them so much! Color...a world without color is a world I don’t want to live in. It is such a gift to see color!

If you could borrow a piece of priceless art for a year, which would it be?
Agony in the Garden by Frans Schwartz, 1898. I saw this painting a few years ago at an exhibit. It was on loan from a church in Denmark, and it is such a beautiful piece, it stirred up a lot of emotion. It physically captivated me... I stood there staring at it with tears welling up in my eyes. I framed a postcard of the piece, and every time I see it I am reminded of that beautiful experience.

What are your most memorable moments with the company?
Where do I start!!! The “glass incident” was pretty memorable,“cactus incident” was another… most of my best memories involve a lot of laughing so hard we cry. Installing a set of models with my friends is the best part of my job because it feels like the last crescendo to a beautifully written piece of music. Late nights, sore feet, exhausted brains... always lead to the most fun memories! There is no faster way to get to know someone than spending a week working side by side with them.