What is your educational background?
-Masters of Science in Management with Managerial Leadership Emphasis from Minnesota School of Business
-Bachelor of Science in Community & Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University (I am a Registered Dietitian)
-Recently completed a certificate program in Mastering Design Thinking through MIT Sloan Executive Education
What is your professional background?
12 years at Festival Foods holding a variety of positions, most recently as Senior Director of Marketing & Communications where she most recently planned and led the overall marketing and advertising initiatives. Stephanie also managed Branding and Communications for Festival Foods, including eCommerce and social media.
Five months at Schreiber Foods in New Ventures & Innovation.
What is your greatest passion?
To make a positive impact on the world and people around me.
What are the best books that you have read?
Is this where I answer, "Is Everyone on the Boat" by Dr. Fred Johnson and Dr. Paul Mettler? :)
I do love that book, but I'll share a few more too.
Recent books I've enjoyed:
The Next Level by Scott Eblin
Bringing Up the Boss by Rachel Pacheco
Everyday Vitality by Samantha Boardman
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
I also love Harry Potter :)
What is your favorite quote?
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
Where do you like to travel?
Isaac and I enjoy sunshine and warm weather, so we typically end up in tropical destinations.
We also spend a lot of time in Northern WI. We grew up there and now own a cabin in Ashland County. The best part about that area though is that both of our extended families live there.
What is your hidden talent?
It's not hidden. And it's not really a talent either (cause I am not a skilled dancer - ask anyone who watches me!). But, I LOVE to dance along with YouTube and TikTok videos with Gigi. We always end up smiling and laughing!
What is your family information?
-Married to Isaac. We will celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary April 2022.
-3 year old daughter Gabrielle (nickname Gigi)
-9 year old boxer-hound rescue pup named Moxi. We joke that she is our "first born."
What is your favorite hobby?
Exercise. I truly enjoy getting a good sweat on, stretching out and throwing weights around. I'm always game to try something new or take on a physical fitness challenge too!
Who is your favorite band?
If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be?
What is your favorite food?
I have a ton of food sensitivities, so I am not the most fun to eat with.
But, I do enjoy a decadent greens salad with just the right amount of dressing ... made by someone else. Because salads that someone else makes always taste better!
I also love a good gluten-free pizza.
What is one item on your bucket list?
Run a marathon.
Write a book.
Give to others.
Who is someone that you admire?
My cousin, Mel.
What song describes your life?
"A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman
How do you spend your free time?
Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I always seem to be drinking coffee or wine in my free time, preferably with a good friend.
What is your favorite movie?
I need to watch more movies. In general, I am a big fan of any movie that makes me laugh hard or cry hard.