I am originally from New England but have been part of the Green Bay community for 17 years. It was my intention to eventually move back to the East Coast but after settling in and truly enjoying what this community has to offer, my husband, Jim, and I decided to make Green Bay our home. We enjoy live theater, traveling, hiking, and creating our own adventures. My beautiful daughter and 2017 Mirror Ball winner, Chelsea, is currently working on her Master’s Program for Hospital Administration at the University of North Carolina. We also have an energetic Weimaraner, Mitchell, which keeps us on our toes at all times.
As Senior Vice President and Private Banking Director at Associated Bank, I get to spend my time working with an amazing team of professionals. The special part about this team is that we all have a common goal to provide the best service to our clients and give back to our community while maintaining a healthy balance with what’s most important in life – our families. It is wonderful to work for an organization that allows their employees to give back to the community but it is extraordinary to work for a company that encourages and inspires you to do so.
The most amazing part of my DWOS 2014 experience was the lifelong friendships that were created by a group of individuals, working as a team, to reach our financial goal for the Red Cross. I truly think our team was unique as the bonds and friendships are still going strong. Collectively we raised over $500,000 for the Red Cross. That is definitely something to celebrate!
The biggest and most important motivation for me to participate in DWOS 2018 was to support the Red Cross. There are a million reasons to assist this incredible organization. The first reason that comes to mind is the quality education they deliver. Their classes provide the skills needed to respond to basically any emergency. Another reason the Red Cross is remarkable is their ability to help in times of crisis. Every time I read the paper or watch the news and hear of the lives affected by a natural disaster, I feel powerless because I want to help them all.
Supporting the Red Cross is my way of reaching out and helping the most people in need. To be able to raise funds for the Red Cross, while sharing this journey with my daughter, will truly be an incredible experience.
A special thanks to my family, friends, amazing daughter and wonderful husband for their support of my personal mission to help the Red Cross.