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-five 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 that are the highlight of our lives.
Over the past thirty years, I have 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 the facility 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.
I joined the Cadence team in August of 2014 when they acquired the Wisconsin stamping operation that I manage. I am proud to be part of an organization that represents a business culture that supports principles such innovation, employee involvement, continuous improvement, and a philosophy of “doing the right thing”.
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.
- My summer ride is a Ford Thunderbird convertible.