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Nancy Schaaf

Nancy Schaaf
Director of Human Resources
The House on the Rock Properties

5754 State Road 23
Spring Green, WI 53588

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Hospitality and Tourism

Nancy Schaaf grew up in beautiful Southwest Wisconsin and has always enjoyed outdoor activities and travel. She received a BS in Biology from UW Platteville and took graduate credits at UW La Crosse. She worked in tourism/service while attending college– primarily at the House on the Rock in Spring Green Wis. and also at Norskadalen near La Crosse, Wis. These jobs made Nancy realize she could follow her passion and pursue a career in the service industry. Nancy is the Director of Human Resources at Vivid, Inc., doing business as the House on the Rock Attraction, Inn and Resort. Nancy enjoys serving her team members in a human resources generalist role. She also teaches an apprenticeship for high school students in tourism. She has served on the School to Work advisory panel at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore and has been involved with local service groups in the past. Nancy and her husband enjoy bicycling and reside near Plain, Wis.

Wouldn’t it be fun if every day was a vacation day when you went to work? A career in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry is kind of like that as it takes many kinds of people in different roles to help others have a good time while on vacation or taking in leisure activities. As part the popular Wisconsin attraction, House on the Rock, Nancy Schaaf shares her insight on the career paths and the skills for success in the dynamic tourism and hospitality industry. (Running Time 24:17