Ms. Bruegger is a fan of mysteries, but not surprises. Clients and coworkers marvel at her organizational skills and ability to anticipate needs. She revels in cheesy lounge music and British comedies.

Born to French parents, she learned to speak English in kindergarten, with help from various sitcoms. Now an adult with a child of her own, her parents are still worried that she’ll go outside with wet hair.

Having dreamt of being the female Jacques Cousteau, she was crushed when denied scuba lessons on account of her claustrophobia. But she takes solace in her ability to perfectly mimic the whooping noise of a gibbon.

Bonus random fact!

Traumatic Childhood Experience: Ran head first through a TV set in a department store around the age of three. Surprisingly, no stitches — despite the Frankenstein-like appearance of her face. On the bright side, the department store sent gifts for months to soften the blow…and keep from being sued.

Bert or Ernie: Ernie — I love his rubber ducky. Bert creeps me out…he needs some serious man-scaping.

Rock, Paper or Scissors: Rock, to reflect my stubborn, hardheaded nature.

Who Would Play Her in a Movie: Helena Bonham Carter, because she can run the gamut from normal to bonkers (much like me).

Dogs or Cats: Definitely dogs. There’s something about cats I just don’t trust.

What She Is NOT: A waitress. A soccer mom. Able to stand weak coffee. Graceful. A native English speaker. A calm driver in bad weather. Sporty. Prone to gossip. In possession of a superpower…yet.

Favored Menu: “Give me a stinky French cheese and I’m happy as a clam.”

Laverne or Shirley: Laverne. Carmine was creepy.

What She IS: A homebody. An information sponge. Collector of useless information. A world traveler. Observant. An amateur sleuth. Extremely detail-oriented. A stick-to-the-facts kind of gal. Owner of an impressive stamp collection. The granddaughter of a semi-famous fortuneteller.

Reading Preferences: Mysteries, like the Dick Francis books. “People tell me those are for old men, but I’m not into ‘girly’ stories.”