Amanda RoethelLTC Administrative Professional Intern
I am Amanda Roethel, an intern at Lakeshore Technical College. I am a first year student in the Administrative Professional program and plan to graduate May of 2020. I am a child care teacher through the Sheboygan Area School District and I have three children; JD, Alayna, and Natalie. who keep me busy aside from school and work. We love to go on walks, bike rides, camping, kayaking, and just relax. I enjoy trying new recipes and traveling/taking road trips. I also love to give back to my community and volunteer when I can. My long-term goals involve growing with a company where I can contribute as much value as possible, enhance my skills, take on additional responsibilities, and improve my personal growth. At Jake’s Café, I look forward to taking on new tasks and challenges to learn and accumulate more experience. I am eager to apply my knowledge to support office growth and success.
Rebecca FralickChef at Mara's by Matanaer Catering
I enjoy cooking with my family, hiking, and a good glass of red wine. I roast my own coffee, and I own more plants than is probably necessary (at least that’s what my husband tells me!). I like home improvement projects, and going to the park with my daughter.
Nathan TaylorFoundations of Community Living
The Sheboygan-based business offers people with disabilities in the late teen to late 20s age range an opportunity to gain daily living skills. They offer assistance with vocational rehabilitation, counseling, integration into the community and other services.
JoKasha Klest, LCSWTherapist - Lighthouse Therapy
As a therapist for more than thirty years, JoKasha has devoted her practice to using remarkably effective and efficient methods of resolving a variety of mental health issues.
Karl HubertySales - GSE International
Karl Graduated from St. Norbert College achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology followed by a Masters degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He joined GSE International in 2018 and works in the sales department. He is keen on building long lasting business relationships and uses his natural outgoing personality to do so. He enjoys fishing, eating every kind of food, and anything sports related especially the Green Bay Packers. If you see him on Monday and he isn’t smiling the Packers probably lost that weekend, be nice to him. ☎ (920) 234-5133
Chrissy McAtteSenior, North High - Innovator Fellow
Howdy, my name is Christine McAtee and I am a senior at Sheboygan North high school. If I’m not in class at North, I can be found at the tennis courts or in Lake Michigan catching waves with my surfboard, Freddy.
Chloe BohnSenior, North High - Innovator Fellow
Hello! My name is Chloe Bohn and I am a senior at Sheboygan North High School. I like to play tennis, volunteer at Safe Harbor, read, eat icecream, and hang out with my friends and family. This year I am a fellow at Jake’s Cafe, and I am creating a short film featuring the words of children who are victims of domestic abuse. My goal is to educate Sheboygan on domestic abuse and the trauma it inflicts upon children. Through my volunteer work at Safe Harbor, I have had countless conversations and relationships with individuals significantly younger than me, who have endured more trauma than I think I will ever have to. The children have inspired me, and I want to spread their stories.
Joel SandersonSenior Commercial Project Manage - Rebate Bus
Joining Rebate Bus as a Senior Commercial Project Manager in June 2018, Joel Sandersen brings nearly 20 years of experience working with incentive programs across the country to his role. Prior to joining Rebate Bus, Joel was employed by Orion Energy Systems, and Contemporary Energy Solutions where he managed hundreds of incentives, including a number of multi-site national campaigns, for companies in the United States and Canada.
Kiana YangSenior, North High - Innovator Fellow
Hello, I’m Kiana Yang a senior at Sheboygan North High School. Most of my free time is spent watching tv shows, eating food, or hanging out with loved ones, sometimes all three together! I am the Activities Coordinator for my church (which means I plan games for my youth!) and Treasurer for Future Business Leaders of America. My project for the Innovator Fellowship is in theory a food truck. The end goal would be to present my business plan as if I was in front of investors. Making the food truck so realistic to the point all I would need is the funding.
Maddie GreenSenior, North High - Innovator Fellow
I am Maddie Green, a junior at Sheboygan North High School. I am involved in many things within my school community and the community of Sheboygan. I am part of the Sheboygan North Varsity Dance Team, I pole vault and run track. Last year, I created The Empathy Project at North High. The Empathy Project focused on non-judgment and celebrating individual’s differences and beauty. I have recently become a 200 hour certified yoga instructor and I coach gymnastics at the Sheboygan YMCA. As of right now, I am interested in going into medical school after attending a 4-year university. Currently, I am founding “The Happiness Project” through the innovator fellowship here at Jake’s Cafe. My goal is to help the people of Sheboygan understand the true meaning behind happiness and help them find their happy:) #findyourhappy
Denise consolidates all planning, positioning, segmentation and strategic alliances, driven through multi-channel and multi-constituency communications projects, to ensure they are spot on. “I can’t not do this work,” she says of the public health communications that is fueled by personal experience and her passion for prevention. ☎ (920) 457-4033
John is an SEC registered financial advisor currently employed by Harbour Investments, Inc. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with over 14 years of experience. John is registered as an Investment Advisory Rep and is authorized to give investment advice to clients. My free time is dedicated to spending time with my wife on our motorcycle and practicing plate spinning.
Jon RostPresident - Innovation Applied
Jon graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Journalism and English. Jon joined Jacobson Advertising in the early 70s. Partnering with Tryg Jacobson, under the Jacobson Rost banner, they grew the small B2B group into a $60 million agency, serving regional, national and international consumer durables, food and packaged goods clients. After “retiring” from the agency, Jon co-founded Innovation Applied, an innovation and implementation consulting business that integrates product development, marketing and sales. Ideal for small to medium sized companies that can benefit from big brand experience. As an expert in creative communication, Jon’s focus is cutting through the clutter with breakthrough, clear and benefit-focused messaging. In his spare time Jon enjoys time on Crystal Lake and is President of HearthStone of Wisconsin – a non-profit advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities. He also serves as a Supervisor for the Town of Rhine and is involved with several non-profit organizations.
Kurt CornielsenPresident - KVC Capital Management
Kurt is a trading professional with a successful record of achievement in the domestic and international futures markets. He has significant experience in the open outcry pits of the CBOT and CME as well as off the floor throughout the evolution of modern electronic trading. Prior to founding KVC Capital, Kurt was a partner at Infinium Capital and head of Algorithmic Spread Trading in foreign exchange, fixed income, equity, metals, energy and agriculture. He earned a BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. KVC Capital Management
Mandy TranIntellectual Property Attorney - Ceres Patent and Technology
Margaret SuralikPresident - Suralik, LLC
Margaret has been a professional accountant for over 30 years. She has experience in all aspects of accounting practice: Tax, Financial Accounting, and Business Systems and Management. She has led projects for companies in a wide variety of industries and ranging in size from small businesses to large, multinational enterprises. Margaret is an Author and Technical Reviewer for AICPA Continuing Education courses. In the past, she has taught accounting, finance, accounting ethics and international accounting at the London School of Economics and Marquette University. Travel, sports and good conversation occupy some of her personal time.
Steve is the President and Co-Founder of CSA Commercial and a managing member of the venture capital firm CSA Partners. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University. In 2010, Mr. Mech was named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” for contributions to his profession and his community. In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing golf and the guitar. ☎ (414) 333-1936
Terry StevensonAccount Manager - WLKN
WLKN is Lake 98.1 FM on your radio! It’s Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc County’s official ‘At Work Station’ playing the best variety of music from the 80s, 90s and Today. Lake 98.1 is also home for “Delilah”, “The Dave Koz Radio Show” and the “WLKN Saturday Morning Shopping Spree.” We have a strong audience between the ages of 35-54. Our advertising rates are competitive and affordable, and a great way to boost your business! We pride ourselves in thinking outside the box. We will put together an innovative advertising package that goes beyond the typical :30-second ad and fits within any budget. For more information and a complete media kit, contact Terry Stevenson, Sales Manager.
Lindsay Harrison-EirichPresident at Engaged Marketing Co.
Lindsay is the owner of Engaged Marketing Company (formerly Engaged Social Media) founded in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since 2013, Lindsay has transitioned the company from social media company to a full service marketing company incorporating strategic planning, web development, graphic design and promotions. Lindsay is also meaningfully engaged in the Sheboygan community and giving back whenever she is able. Lindsay lives in Sheboygan with her husband, Andy and her labrador Maci. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with family, friends and dog. Interests? Event planning, Pinterest and sports!
Rose PhillipsExecutive Director - Glacial Lakes Conservancy
I am a Silver Lake College graduate with a degree in Biology and Natural Science. I have been an environmental y conscious nerd my entire life; I was the kind of child who created a “vegetarian club”, wrote letters and created petitions to encourage change in political and corporate practices, and organized after-school litter cleanup events. I was raised in the country, an outdoorsy-kind-of- girl, who loved animals and wildlife, and believed in bringing awareness of issues to all those within earshot of me. Oddly enough, not much has changed. I am proud to have carried these childhood passions into my adulthood and to be able to direct them into my work with Glacial Lakes Conservancy (GLC). I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GLC: “To permanently preserve and protect our land and water resources for future generations”. I look forward to supporting the residents of the five counties we work with to maintain and increase the acreage of land that is protected under conservation easements. I also hope to inspire more contributions and community involvement in our organization. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three amazing daughters. I also enjoy hiking, exploring nature, yoga, mycology, writing, permaculture, organic gardening, and vegetarian cooking. I believe it is important to stay engaged in community issues and activities and my daily goal is to learn something new. I love to learn! #KnowledgeIsPower ☎ (920) 273-1143
Emile BlasczykOwner & Creator - Emile Portraits
Photography started out as my hobby many years ago, my attempt to look at the world differently. Little did I know that it would turn into a passion and a business that would help shape my outlook on life. As a recipient of the Dream Big Scholarship from LTC, I have been able to grow my business beyond what I could have imagined here at Jake’s. Every time I have a session, it’s a chance to make a new friend. It’s an opportunity to build a relationship with someone, and then, in turn, showcase that person’s individuality, and uniqueness through the photographs I take. But above all, my sessions are much more than all of that; they’re experiences, laugh sessions, storytimes, and a chance to freeze a moment in time.
Melodee UribeNutritionist - Essentia
Not many people can say they love their job as much as I do. I’m truly blessed and can honestly say I love my job! I love to help people, and I love to see them feel well again. In July of 2014, I earned my certification as a Natural Health Practitioner and soon after became a Doctor of Naturopathy. As a natural health practitioner, my goal is to address the root causes of your health concerns instead of treating or suppressing your symptoms with potentially harmful drugs. Recently, and with great success, I have been helping women dealing with infertility issues. Using a natural regimen, my clients have each become pregnant and delivered healthy babies! It has been and continues to be a joy and a privilege. I cry tears of happiness every time a new mom tells me she is pregnant! If you desire a natural approach in dealing with your health concerns, I would love to help you. I have witnessed time and time again, the positive results using natural alternatives. My hope is to share them with you.
Robert MelzerAttorney at Law
Robert represents individuals and family business owners in a wide range of legal matters. He has been with Rohde Dales since 1974, becoming a partner of the firm in 1977. He has forty years of experience in counseling family business owners and in some cases has represented three generations of family business owners. His practice is concentrated in the formation and operation of family businesses, which includes corporate governance, business planning, stock transfer agreements, succession planning and the purchase and sale of businesses. Bob is the senior family business advisor and has served as an officer, director, trustee and mentor for family business ranging in size from relatively modest businesses to businesses of national and/or international scope. Bob also finds time to be active in nonprofit and charitable organizations. He has served on the Lakeland University Board of Trustees for over 30 years and formerly served as the Chairperson of the Board. He also serves as a director of the Lakeland University Foundation and the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail. Along with other non-profits. Bob previously served as the President of the Sheboygan Economic Club and the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association, and is a director of several private charitable foundations.
Mychal SegerCreative Strategist - Bytenoize Digital Marketing
Bytenoize Digital Marketing is creative content on one hand and coded advantages on the other. Do you want to use your right hand or your left? Well, I want to use BOTH of my hands!” Mychal Seger was headed to grad school for biology until curiosity lured him to study social media. Soon, this study led to managing digital marketing within a global manufacturer. While there, he tackled projects both creative and technical for, as he puts it, “anything on a screen.” At ByteNoize, he uses the same approach of creativity, research and dependability to build business and bring brands to life. Mychal is also an active member of the Sheboygan Jaycees and frequently volunteers in their community projects.
Shayna designs innovative multimedia jewelry from precious metals, stones, steel and glass, while keeping a focus on the handcrafted object. She designs original, handcrafted limited production jewelry, as well as individual commissions specifically for the needs of each customer while integrating her distinct vision. Her design process often involves manipulating materials, learning and exploring new techniques, and a bit of trial and error. She employs the same aesthetic and technical considerations while stitching beads and molding plastic as she does forming and soldering gold and silver into exceptional jewelry designs. She spends her free time attending to her ridiculously adorable son, Truman.
Gaby joins the Engaged team as a full-time Social Media Specialist servicing companies along the beautiful Lake Michigan Shoreline. While taking multiple marketing classes at Lakeland University, Gaby discovered a passion for social media marketing. At no surprise upon graduation, she began to pursue a career path in online marketing and landed herself a position with our company! She is a highly motivated and creative young professional who will focus on creating and publishing relevant, original, high-quality content, managing marketing campaigns and acting as community leader in the Manitowoc and Sheboygan County area (if you see her around, be sure to say “hi!”) Gaby has a credible understanding of social media and what it can do for a business; creating a positive relationship is vital. “I want to generate real results for our area businesses with original content and engaging social media strategies, it’s a type of passion!” she says smiling. Growing up around her family’s self-starter – small businesses have taught her about the amount of dedication and hard work it takes to keep them thriving. Gaby graduated from Lakeland University – Sheboygan, Wisconsin with a Business Management Degree and focused studies in Health Care Management. She plans to bring a young, new innovative way to the so ever changing social media market. ☎ (906) 457-4033
Lindsey joins the team at Engaged Marketing Co. as our Graphic Designer and Web Specialist. Lindsey’s passion for print and web design developed throughout her career as she saw the positive impact design had on helping businesses connect and communicate with others. She has worked for companies both large and small, helping to create designs that inspire others. She is very excited to work with local businesses here to do the same! Lindsey attended college at Concordia University – Mequon and The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, graduating with a degree in Business Communications and a minor in Digital Design. Lindsey is recently married and lives in Howards Grove with her husband, Max, and Golden Retriever puppy, Scout. She loves staying active outdoors, coaching volleyball, and spending time with family whenever she gets the chance!
Dan MenzerBroker / Owner - Home Seekers Realty Group.
Dan is a lifelong resident of Sheboygan, attending both Sheboygan Lutheran High School, and UW – Sheboygan. From there Dan went on to stay local and open various small businesses in the area. Dan has been licensed in Real Estate since 2014, and just recently decided to open his own brokerage to offer an even higher level of service to his clients. He understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction, its a life changing experience. That’s why Dan is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all clients.
Cori SalchertFounder - House of Hope
Cori is a follower of Jesus, wife, mom to many, registered nurse, author and speaker. She is primarily a homemaker who possesses a flair for ‘barely organized, messy hospitality where the door is open, lights are on, and the natives are generally friendly.’ She calls the home she shares with her husband, Mark, a “house of hope”. They do medical treatment foster care and adoption. Their particular niche is providing hospice for babies and children with terminal diagnoses. They firmly believe no baby should die alone and unloved. Cori and her family are working to simply make all the difference to the one, or a few of the kiddos, brought into their home. In the effort to provide a full life before these children die, an impact has been made around the world.
Adolfo Jimenez Jr.President and all around great guy.
Adolfo was born in California, raised in Guadalajara and made in Wisconsin. He has a strong passion for International markets and he’s a believer of diplomacy to overcome differences when doing business internationally. He’s also an avid soccer (football) player and owner of the local soccer team Real Atletico since 2006.
Malyssa stumbled upon her position at Jake’s Cafe and it has been the best thing to happen to her since science perfected meatless chicken nuggets. She spends her days as the office manager of Jake’s Cafe and the friendly neighborhood receptionist for the building. Her evenings are dedicated to coaching the high school forensics teams at Sheboygan South and IDEAS Academy. What little free time she manages to scrape together after that goes towards her love of vegan baking, traveling to see her friends and family spread out across the country, or hanging out with her impeccably dopey cat. ☎ (920) 694-1741
Karl DevriesGreyStroke Creative
John JohnstonThe Frugal Prosumer
Foua Hang Manager in the Career Placement Center at Lakeshore Technical College
When she’s not coordinating internships or the LTC Dream Big Business Start Up program at Jake’s, Foua’s helping students with their job search, reviewing resumes, and meeting with employers to fill their workforce needs. At home, she stays busy enjoying time with her husband and three daughters.
Tryg JacobsonPresident and all around great guy.
I grew up in the advertising business. My father was a cartoonist for the Saturday Evening Post. My mother was a writer and studio artist. Together they launched Jacobson Advertising in 1957. In time, it became a real powerhouse with household brands like Trek, Swiss Miss, Culvers, Leinenkugels, Kalahari, First Alert, Fisher Nuts, Kimberly Clark, Sargento, Mercury Marine and many more.
Dan TullbergLead Developer - Bytenoize
“In the real world or in the world wide web, I want to know one thing. How can I help you pursue your dreams?” Saving the world from poorly designed websites is what I do for living, but connecting people is one of my true passions. Outside the digital world, I enjoy exploring nature, reading, drumming, music, video games and helping animals. There is so much to learn, experience and enjoy in life, so I make it a habit of keeping an open mind and trying new things every day.
Jerry GartnerIT Manager - Gartner Technology
I first got my hands on a computer in 1989 where at once I fell in love with the new technology. Since then, I have had my hands and head inside thousands of computers, servers and workstations, virtual environments, networks, WiFi hotspots, and remote systems. I’ve created dozens of websites and web applications with technologies like Amazon AWS and Google Cloud. I speak Windows, Mac, and Linux fluently and I thrive on finding ways to make tech work for you. ☎ (920) 547-4407
John C. MillerRetired lawyer and manufacturing Executive
John and his wife Kate have two children and 5 grandchildren. Directorships: LTC Foundation and Nourish Farms. Principal activity: he and Kate create scholarships and otherwise to help those in need of mental health assistance, preschool education by teaming with The United Way, food banks, education/delivery of healthy food, LTC student needs, recreational needs of handicapped people, diversity assistance programs at Marquette and Georgetown universities, Family Connections, Planned Parenthood along with several other community and societal needs.
Michelle is the accountant and business manager forGartner Technology – we specialize in managed IT Services, web hosting, web development and maintenance.
Darryl GummArt Dealer and Sales Executive - Bold Solutions
– I have the privilege of working in the Graf Art Gallery at Jake’s Café. Together with the members of Team Graf, we are facilitating the sale of the Chris & Janet Graf Art Collection. With 15 years of sales experience, 20 years managing people and projects and a graduate of Layton School of Art (now Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design), I am enthusiastically engaged in selling not only art from the Graf Collection, but other collections as well. My office is located on the first floor of Jakes Café (FN7) near the mailboxes. The door is always open so stop in and take a look at some of the art collection, whether I’m there or not. ☎ (920) 917-8181
Starr HaydenNational Account Rep. - TIGI
Starr is a national account representative for TIGI. It’s a terrific company! Our founder, award-winning, iconic hairdresser, Anthony Mascolo has created a unique culture: a family-orientated hub of creatives who share his ethos of pushing the boundaries and technical know-how to benefit themselves and other professional hairdressers. It’s about sharing everything through TIGI education, exciting the audience through shows and artistic imagery. TIGI understand and interpret fashion to create hairstyles hairdressers will want to recreate and their clients will love to wear, using TIGI products to enhance the cut, colour, style and finish. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me.
Dan HuberCounselor - Lighthouse Counseling
Scott JacksonWeb Intern - LTC at Jake's Cafe
Kate VonDerVellenGraphic Design and Web Intern - LTC at Jake's Cafe
I’m the graphic and web design intern from LTC. I will be graduating in May, then taking my last course this summer. To celebrate, I’ll be traveling to Italy with by boyfriend, Alex, in September! I’m from Plymouth where I grew up. My favorite animals are cats and some of my friends even gave me the nickname “Kitty” because I love them so much. I’ve always been an artistic person and come from an artistically talented family. I loved taking every art class in high school – art class was my favorite time of day. I even had the opportunity to take a graphics class which is how I found my interest in graphic design. I started my graphic and web design program in the fall of 2017 and have absolutely loved it ever since!