Growing up in St. Michael-Albertville when it was mostly active farm fields (before the outlet mall), my dad ran a business out of our home, which he still does today. I understood early that for most people, their business isn’t a 9-5 time card to be punched.
That’s shaped how I operate today, I work with people to grow and develop their business, and to protect and transition their wealth. It is just woven into my busy life. It drives my involvement in economic development and philanthropic organizations in our community, and it’s the skills and values I model for my two kids. It’s not uncommon that I will go to my daughter’s basketball game at 3:00 and then take a call to work though an issue with a client in the parking lot as I’m leaving the school.
It’s not “my job”, it’s just a part of my life, right alongside with a million kids’ activities, going to the lake, and cheering on the Gopher sports with my husband. You don’t quit thinking about your business at 5 p.m. and neither do I.