Faces of AAO: Steve Robertson
Steve Robertson is a well-known face to the AAO! Steve was Commodore in 2016, and has continued to volunteer ever since!
How did you first hear about the Aquatennial; why did you get involved? As a lifelong Minnesotan, I attended the Aquatennial every year. Sonja, Sharolyn and Dave peaked my desire to become more involved when I was a costume character for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival in 2012... the rest, as they say, is history.
What is one of your favorite memories of being an Aquatennial Ambassador? It’s incredibly difficult to pick out a favorite memory...here are my top 3: 1) I loved my Ambassador family. I was so blessed - and still am by a wonderful queen, princess’ and captains. 2) I loved traveling throughout Minnesota to so many festivals and participating in their celebrations, coronations, and parades. These communities took so much pride in their communities. I got to see Minnesota at its best. I also loved being able to represent Aqua throughout the United States and Internationally - incredible and unforgettable memories. 3) Finally, being part of an organization that invests in young women. What an honor!
What is your favorite memory from Aquatennial week? Escorting Maricia (our Queen of the Lakes) down the escalator at the IDS Center for the Meet the Candidates event - and watching her famous smile literally light up the room as she was greeted by 100s of candidates and families.
What are your hopes for the AAO/Aquatennial? That we will continue to grow as an organization, and that we never lose our vision and mission of community, leadership and volunteerism.
Steve ended his interview by stating the following: I cannot thank the AAO enough for the tremendous honor it was to serve as the 2016 Commodore. You gave me a gift that will remain close to my heart forever.
Steve is the Supervisor of Spiritual Care and Volunteer Services for Allina Home Health Hospice and Palliative Care. He is an avid Twins and Wild fan. Steve has two children: a daughter who lives with her family in Kansas City, and a son who lives with his family on the East Coast. Steve's six grandchildren, who call him "Bapa," range in age from 8 to 17. Steve enjoys walking his dog, Gus, around the lake.