Tell us about yourself.
I live in downtown Caledonia with my husband Jeremiah and our four children. I grew up on a farm near Winnebago Valley, and went to school in Caledonia. After college I moved out of the Midwest, but moved back to Caledonia with Jeremiah in 2014. In 2015, after extensive renovations, we opened The Wired Rooster Coffee Shop, which we co-own and operate together. I have been active with the Caledonia Chamber of Commerce and Music in the Park, am a founding board member of Mainspring, and serve on Caledonia’s Economic Development Authority board.
Why are you running for office?
Outside of my family and work, my primary interests are in figuring out creative ways to reinvigorate our downtown, support current and new businesses, and make sure our community thrives. If elected as a city council member, I look forward to furthering the objective I have tried to encourage as a business owner, volunteer, and active community member: helping our town realize its full potential.
What do you hope to accomplish if you get elected?
I hope to further our downtown’s re-growth, help accomplish the city’s new wastewater treatment plant, and shape the additional acreage available for a park. I also hope to help construct a vision for Caledonia’s future, and create clear communication between the council and citizens, to allow for community feedback and investment in that vision.