B.S. Mass Communications, St. Cloud State University
More than 25 years of journalism, business consulting, ghostwriting and media relations for professional services nationwide.
Former editor-in-chief of Central Minnesota professional women’s magazine.
International speaker to professional associations on digital communications strategies and lead generation, public relations, talent brands and reputation management.
- Council executive member and music and worship chair of Zion Lutheran Church, Milaca
- Street marching band color guard instructor, Milaca High School
What is the most adventurous thing you’ve experienced in your life so far?
In October 2014, my childhood friend and I self-toured Florence, Siena, Venice and Sicily. I have vivid memories of late dinners together, a private wine tasting, seeing the olives ripening and viewing amazing art and architecture. Giggling while lost in the narrow passages of Venice one night topped the torta.
What is your go-to workout?
My job involves a lot of sitting, so go-to workouts right now are regular active flow yoga (hot yoga when I can!), jogging, and winter BeachBody workouts online. My must-have expedition is hiking 14ers in the Colorado Rockies. I love being at the same altitude as a mountain goat.
What is your definition of an amazing client relationship?
It’s a relationship where we can joke with each other and have fun while creating amazing projects together that help them stand out as advisors — and make their clients very happy. I also love winning awards for them because it means that they trusted Ingenuity’s creativity.
Must-see destination before you’re 100?
I must see County Donegal in Ireland, as I believe it is where my mother’s family originates. My sister claims that our ancestors were mercenaries!
What’s the best meal you’ve had lately?
Every so often, I have a nice ribeye with buttery mushrooms on the side and a glass of Italian red wine from the Chianti or Abruzzo region. Then I take a nap.