Teresa Rosiles is all smiles when it comes to family, work, life
Teresa Rosiles likes to help people. She does it all day long. If you’ve ever been stuck in a long checkout line at the Kimball Junction Smith’s Food and Drug store and forced by time to use the u-scan machines, chances are she’s helped you too. That’s her station most of the time. You’d recognize her by the smile.
She knows how most people feel about the u-scans. "Sure the machines can be irritating, but that’s because most people don’t try to understand them," she defends. "They assume the machine is going to work by itself. The older people say, ‘I can’t do this!’ I say if you can work a cell phone or a computer you can work the u-scan. It really isn’t that much different."
The 24-year-old Coalville resident, who describes herself as outgoing, trusting and, most importantly for frustrated scanners, understanding, has worked at the store since she was a senior in high school, seven years now. Rosiles says she enjoys her job.
"It’s a fun place to work and I really like the people I work with. We all think the same ‘you go to work and you have fun.’ I like the customers too — well, most of them," says Rosiles. "A few of them can get kind of snooty and mean and I don’t like that. To them I just say, ‘be nice.’"
Rosiles was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to Utah with her parents when she was just three years old. The family settled in Hoytsville. She has an older brother, Leo, and a younger brother, "Ub" [pronounced you-bee]. "We have a lot of family in Mexico," she says. "I went there with my parents once when I was 10 years old and stayed for a month, and again when I was 15, but I haven’t been back since. My parents go down to visit about every year."
She attended North Summit High School in Coalville, graduating in 1999. "I wasn’t the best student. I just went to school and got it over with. My idea of homework was Nintendo," she jokes.
Rosiles met her husband, Rico, just out of high school. "He came into the store with his roommate," she recounts. "A lot of guys came into the store and talked to me, but he was the only one I really actually liked." The two were married two years later. They have a daughter, Alondra, who is four years old.
The young couple lives in Coalville with her parents and brothers. "Two years ago my father bought this big house there and we all just moved in. We are a pretty close family and we couldn’t be happier," says Rosiles.
"I lived in the Park City area for two years, at Kimball Junction and at Prospector," she says. "I enjoyed living there because if I needed something at 2 a.m., I could go to the store. In Coalville, if you don’t have what you need before 9 p.m. then that’s it."
"But I have to say I prefer Coalville," Rosiles continues. "It’s a nice little town, kind of hidden, not as busy as Park City. Almost everybody knows everybody, and there’s hardly anything bad happening. It’s nice to live in a calm, tranquil place," she explains.
Rosiles is the family’s self-appointed photographer. "I like to take pictures of about everything," she says. "I need to remodel my bedroom soon because I have a whole wall covered with pictures of my daughter."
She also likes to photograph landscapes. "Sometimes I’ll find a high place and take a picture looking down on Park City or the mountains. I like the changing seasons, especially all the colors of summer and fall," says Rosiles.
While she loves to look at and photograph snow, Rosiles says she hates to be out in it. "I hate having to pump my own gas in the winter, especially in a blizzard when it’s freezing cold," she complains. "I’ll let my car go until I absolutely have to fill it. I think they should have attendants to do that like in Mexico. You just give them a tip and go on your way. No need to be out in the cold."
Rosiles is definitely not an outdoor enthusiast. She laughs when asked if she likes to camp out. "The only place I’d camp out is in a hotel," she quips.
The young mother enjoys a comfortable lifestyle with her family. "My favorite thing to do is to sleep in with my daughter," says Rosiles. "I work a lot of late shifts and I’m kind of a night owl, so I’m rarely up before 10 a.m."
Rosiles says she’s happy with her life in Summit County. "Work is fun and I have a good family life. That’s all I need."
Age 24; husband Rico; daughter Alondra is four years old.
Favorite food: Anything Italian (but don’t tell her mother). "I love the Olive Garden."
Favorite music: Anything but country. She’s likes Daddy Yankee, a Puerto Rican reggae/rap artist.
No pets. "I had three fish one time, but they drowned each other really!"
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