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Why did you join the Junior League?

My mother-in-law Liz told me I’d meet my best friends in Junior League.  I’m quite certain she was right!

Tell us about your family?

Husband, Andy.  Daughters – Katherine (13), Mallory (4), Eleanor (2)

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Pets: Jake, a Golden Retriever

Hometown: Pilger, Nebraska

College:  University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega

Job/Business:  Co-owner of The Market Basket

What was your favorite placement and why?

American Girl!  Working on a large committee allows  you to meet a diverse group of women.  An American Girl placement also allows you to spread the word of JLO to the greater Omaha community since attendees to the Show are primarily non-League members.

What are your favorite restaurant(s) in Omaha?

Market Basket (of course), Shucks, Ponzu and Avoli Osteria.  I most love places that are comfortable and low-key.

What other organizations are you affiliated with?

Omaha Community Playhouse and Westside Community Schools.

What is your favorite season and why?

Hands down – Summer!  Evenings on the patio, vacation in northern Minnesota, afternoons at the pool… does it get any better?

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Machu Piccu.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?

I commented recently on my diverse reading list and what it says about me, so I’ll let you be the judge:  “The Spendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends”, by Lynn Rossetto Kaspar and Sally Swift; “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, by Ranson Riggs (love the vintage photos in this young adult fiction) and “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis (I grew up going to MLB baseball games in Kansas City and St. Louis so this analysis of baseball from a financial perspective is interesting to me)

What is your favorite all-time movie?

Steel Magnolias.  Bring on the tissues.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

I grew up on a farm, drove to school when I was 14, and graduated in a class of 36 (which included 3 foreign exchange students).  I love small town living.

What are you most proud of?

My family.  I have the best husband ever and three beautiful, funny, entertaining daughters.

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If you could have a super power, what would it be?

A perfectly picked-up house at any instant.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Katharine Graham, the late publisher of the Washington Post.   She was a woman of amazing character and determination.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Red meat is not bad for you.  Now, blue-green meat, that’s bad for you”  Tommy Smothers

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