Holmen woman to be featured on CBS show ‘Mission Unstoppable’

The program highlights women working in STEM careers and teaches girls that success can be achieved in a field dominated by men

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) — A Holmen woman will be featured on a national television show.

Crews filmed the episode for the CBS program “Mission Unstoppable” Thursday afternoon.

It highlights women working in STEM careers — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and it teaches younger girls in the Coulee Region and nationwide how cool it truly is to work in a field dominated by men.

You wouldn’t think the woods on a cold and blustery day would be a popular destination for Hollywood filmmakers.

But this soon-to-be TV star working from her own backyard in Holmen wants to help put the spotlight on women in the science field.

“The forest of trees, the outside environment, enjoying the outdoors, that belongs to everyone,” Holmen arborist Rebecca Seibel said.

Seibel is one of the lead instructors for the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop.

“It was filled by a group of women arborists who are really passionate about passing along how fun it is to be a climbing arborist,” Seibel said.

She is working with the organization’s two founders to show to young women how fun it can be to climb trees for a career.

“Who’s going to argue with that?” Seibel said.

Seibel and her team are taking part in a segment for “Mission Unstoppable.”

“We are out here to film these amazing arborists in action,” Litton Entertainment production director Ilana Gordon said.

It shows teen girls that it’s possible to be successful in a workforce dominated by men,

“Basically, we follow wherever there is a really interesting story,” Gordon said.

And now, Gordon says Hollywood has tracked its latest interesting story to Holmen.

“Anytime we get to go into a local town, and just highlight what’s great about that town, and some of the experts that work in the town is a great thing,” Gordon said.

The next generation of female arborists could be from right here in the Coulee Region.

“It’s fun and enjoyable to have a career in science,” Seibel said.

Especially, if you can embrace every day as a new challenge.

“Mission Unstoppable” is hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, who is reprising the role of Carly Shay on the popular show, “iCarly.”

Gordon says the segment filmed in Holmen probably will air next spring.

“Mission Unstoppable” airs at 7 a.m. Saturdays on WKBT.

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