I don’t like the car-dependent nature of La Crosse. Our transportation is historically very auto-centric. This is both by design, and habitual.

10. Tell us about your family.

My dad is a career-long professional accountant, having worked for local and regional firms, on up to a Fortune 500 company. He made sure to instill in me the ability understand and handle myself financially. My mom has helped develop products for a Wisconsin company ranging from drain cleaners, to fish attractant, to sunscreen. Her efforts have gained her two patents. She taught me that mad scientists are really just people trying to make a living to provide for their children. My sister is an enthusiastic entrepreneur attempting to start her own tech business since her graduation from U of Minn.