|Fancy, professional headshot.|
Abridged background: I was raised on a dairy in Minnesota, was active in 4-H for 10 years, met the boyfriend in high school and have been dating him ever since, went to college in what I refer to as "almost Canada" because nary a person I talk to know where Crookston, MN is, held internships in different cities, moved to Madison to work for a dairy equipment company and then moved to Milwaukee for what has turned into an amazing job.
Not so abridged:
|The boyfriend and I at college graduation.|
|At a sales meeting in Cancun.|
I travel a lot for work - about a week a month, give or take. I mostly love that aspect. It's taken me some pretty cool places, but business travel isn't always glamorous either.
I maintain an interesting balance between my lovely homestate of Minnesota and my new state of Wisconsin. I'm a Minnesota Vikings fan who is never becoming a cheesehead, but in the other sense of the word WI has absolutely turned me into a cheese snob and I love trying new cheese and putting cheese on basically everything I cook. WI has also turned me into a beer snob. No sissy ol Miller Lite for me in the town where everything is named after Miller. Just ask me about my favorite beers. I'm a fan of Prairie Home Companion, love lefse despite not actually being Norwegian and have seen Church Basement Ladies.
Country music is my first love in the music world, but I can't stand Florida Georgia Line or Luke Bryan. No, Luke Bryan, I will not shake it for you. Now I like a range of things - Americana, roots, blues, folk, bluegrass, rock, pop, songwriter, 80s, Irish punk rock, etc.
|Kiara at her cuddly best|
Animals are important to me. My rabbit, Sunkist or Sunny as I call her, is adorable. She's part of my original herd of Jersey Wooly show rabbits. For 8 years I raised, bred and showed Jersey Woolies and went to shows across the country. I also have a cat, Kiara who's a cuddly pain.
The farm is where my heart is but I'm learning to love the city and enjoying discovering it.