My primary mission with Iceberg is to create a company where people love to come to work – and today I can confidently say that I’ve achieved that goal. Moving forward, I’m excited to continue cultivating a great culture and working environment, and we have some pretty lofty growth goals.
This didn’t come easy, though. For years I was stuck behind a business running my life. Today, the business is able to function without me – and I love sharing my experiences and helping other agencies reach that level.
I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce, and enjoyed serving three years in that position. I am currently an Ambassador for the Chamber, and enjoy meeting with new members to learn about their businesses. I have been an active member of the Montessori Renaissance Academy board since the school transitioned to a non-profit organization in 2017.
I have two bright, musical, rambunctious boys – Cedar (9) and River (7). Cedar is an incredibly talented pianist, and River is a budding guitar player. Both take lessons (jazz piano and guitar) at Inspire Academy of Music in Andover, MN. They are in 2nd and 4th grades this year, and keep life interesting.
We are all big Harry Potter fans, and I’ve been reading the series out loud to them, and we’re just about to start the seventh book. We’re all very excited for an upcoming trip to Universal Studios this winter!
Travel is one of my largest passions, and I hope to pass that passion down to my children. I love traveling both for business and personal reasons – and often times find a reason to combine those two together. Recently, I’ve been enjoying destination running, and I’m in the process of training for a Run Disney marathon event in January.
Once per year, I make highly scented palm wax candles for sale at the Eveland Family Farm in Andover, Minnesota.
In the early 2000s, I started making candles, soap, lotions, and a variety of B&B items. I sold candles a few years later at my uncle’s pumpkin farm, and they were a huge hit. I only pour candles one day a year, though as my kids are getting older I’ve created a dedicated space for pouring candles. These may be available to purchase online in the near future.