Safeco concierge has no plans to retire again



SEATTLE (AP) — After 30 years as a school teacher, Judie Houtz retired and began a second career at one of her favorite locations: Safeco Field.

The Daily Herald ( ) reports that when the Mariners opened their 2012 season, so did Houtz. She’s a concierge on the suite level at Safeco Field.

She’s worked at the ballpark since 2003 and, at age 63, doesn’t plan a second retirement any time soon.

She lives in Clinton on Whidbey Island, faces a commute of at least an hour and a half — and sometimes up to 312 hours — to get to her job.

But Houtz says the idea of not making that trek seems ridiculous to her.


Information from: The Daily Herald,