Q: Why was it important to you to join the Minneapolis Club?
A: I joined the Club in late 2015 mainly for professional reasons. I live and work in Plymouth so it’s convenient to have a place to meet with people downtown. My husband works downtown for Target, so he uses the Club as well. Another reason I joined is Daniel. Each time I would visit a friend at the Minneapolis Club, he knew who I was meeting and greeted each member by name, which made the Club feel warm and welcoming. Surprising to me was how much the Minneapolis Club has become a part of our social life.
Q: You were recently elected to the Board of Governors. How else are you involved at the Club?
A: One of the things I realized is that you get out of the Club what you put into it. In addition to the Board, I have served on the Young Members and Children & Families Committee and recently became Chair of the Women’s
Committee. I try to attend as many Club events as my schedules allow; Oktoberfest, Santa Brunch, Cocktail Club, YMG events, Women’s Leadership Series, and wine tasting are a few of my favorites! Two years ago, I joined a Member Connect Breakfast group and we still meet every other Tuesday in the Grill.
Q: Describe your work.
A: I am the Director of Operations at Quazar Capital, a boutique Investment Banking firm focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions for the lower middlemarket. I have a unique, hybrid role where I lead M&A transactions along with overseeing the Company’s operations and marketing.
Q: How is the Club helping you reach professional and personal goals?
A: The Club is a great place to meet with other professionals. I especially appreciate the Pub as an informal space. The Grill cannot be beat for service and quality of food. I always meet someone new and interesting at networking events. On a personal level, my husband and I have met wonderful friends here. A good portion of time we spend at the Club is with friends.
Q: What is your favorite feature or service at the Club?
A: The second-floor library is one of my favorite spaces. I love the aesthetics and it’s a great casual networking space. I also love spending time on the patio to enjoy a glass of wine or have supper.
Q: Describe an extraordinary experience you’ve had at the Club.
A: Every event I’ve hosted at the Club has been extraordinary from small and large family gatherings to multiple professional events. Our guests always enjoy the food and the overall experience has been great. I enjoy the flexibility of the F&B team to create whatever menu we want for each unique event. The Minneapolis Club team puts on great events and understands how to give event guests an exceptional experience.
Q: What are your hobbies and passions?
A: We have a seven-year-old and thirteen-year-old, so much of our non-work time is spent with the kids at local events or going to our families’ hobby farms to enjoy a slower pace of life when we can. My only hobby at the moment is finding and enjoying good whiskies, specifically bourbons and ryes. I appreciate that the Club has a good selection of both.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: When the kids are out of the house, I would like to take an extended cruise through the Mediterranean Sea stopping at each country. I love the history and the area’s stories which is probably why our girls, Athena and Aurora, are named after Greek and Roman Goddesses.