I was born and raised in Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County, also referred to as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Being a Wisconsin girl, it is safe to say that that I am a die-hard Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers fan. Oh, and I do love my cheese, so I guess I can technically be classified as a “cheese head”!
Thirty-four years ago I was fortunate enough to be standing up in a wedding and was paired up with this really cute guy. What can I say, the rest is history and today he (Jay) is still standing by my side. Our family grew from two to five as we added three beautiful daughters to our family. They have been the highlight of our lives and make us proud every day. All adults, two are in the healthcare field and one making her way up in the business world. I keep hinting that I’d love to see our family continue to grow through the addition of some sons-in-laws and perhaps a grandchild or two, but none of them have taken me up on my suggestion yet.
Over the past thirty years, I’ve been working in the metal stamping industry, servicing diverse markets that include medical, automotive and industrial products. I have held positions in a variety of roles including customer service, scheduling, human resources, and operations management, to today serving as VP of Manufacturing for our Sturgeon Bay, WI plant. When I walk through my plant and hear the presses running, it is like music to my ears! I am passionate about keeping both our internal and external customers satisfied and am pleased to say that due to trusting relationships that have been fostered over the years our company has many long-term employees and customers.
It is with great excitement and optimism that I joined the Cadence team in August of 2014 when they acquired the Wisconsin stamping operation that I manage. It is very evident to me that this is a company with the highest integrity that doesn’t just talk the talk. They exemplify the results that can be achieved when a business culture is developed that supports principles such as innovation, involvement, balance, flexibility and open book management.
Something that not many people know about me…
- I am an avid antique collector. My husband and I enjoy going on antique “hunts,” looking for our next treasure, which might be lighting, artwork, or furniture. We have done our fair share of restoring many pieces of furniture to its original beautiful condition.
- A few years ago we purchased a 100+-year-old house that we have spent restoring over the last few summers.