The Travels of Louie Bobblehead

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th 2015 at 1:34 PM

Louie the Lumberjack has been documenting his travels with the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (SHRM) in bobblehead form.

Kelli Westerdahl, SHRM industry and alumni relations liaison, received “Louie Bobblehead” when she graduated from NAU. She started a social media campaign for a previous position where she posted a few pictures of him in different locations with the hashtag #whereislouie and brought the new tradition with her to SHRM.

“I decided he was coming with me on one of my trips to Phoenix and now he goes everywhere,” she said.

He’s visited Phoenix multiple times, Nevada, California and more. He attends conferences or tours hotels. A couple of his most recent trips were to Disneyland with Chef Mark Molinaro and to the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson to visit SHRM alum Sam Gaxiola. Whenever staff or faculty are going to be visiting new places, Louie Bobblehead goes along.

“He just likes to travel,” Westerdahl said.

And, of course, he made several appearances at the Spring 2015 commencement!

Follow Louie Bobblehead’s adventures on Twitter or Facebook.

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