Hello everyone! My Name is Stephanie, I have been a Jaycee since 2012 when I joined to pour beer and have fun! I was approached about getting more involved with my chapter and, by the end of 2016, I decided I was ready to step up into a bigger jaycee roll so I joined the Board of Directors. This year will be my third year on the BOD and I am very excited to see what this year holds. In my jaycee career, I have won more awards than I ever expected including, a State Presidential Medallion, Gold Vice President, and the Susan A. Walters Memorial Award. One of my favorite parts about being a jaycee is all of the different kinds of people and projects you get to see when you go visit other chapters. Road Running is my JAM! If you have ever wanted to go visit another chapter and need a buddy, shoot me a message, I’ll road run with you! I Jaycee because I get to see and experience people’s passions, personal growth, and excitement in helping others.
Though I do spend a lot of time Jayceeing, I also live a very busy non-jaycee volunteer life. I serve on Eagan’s 4th Of july Funfest Ambassador Scholarship Program committee as the Judge Coordinator. Fun Fact: Did you know that, for my work with as judge coordinator, I was Knighted by King Boreas? Yeah, true story, I have a medal and everything. In addition, I spend a few days a month with my “little”, Alycia. Two years ago, last November, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities introduced me to my little sister. Volunteering with BBBS has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! Spending time with Alycia has changed my life.
In addition to all this volunteer shenanigans, one has to make money somehow… So, I put in my time working as an Executive Chef. I love my job, and I love cooking for people. On that note, I’ll say bye for now and I’ll leave you with a little “food for thought”
“ Food can be a vehicle for social change. It brings people together in a way that very few other activities can.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi