Laura Bavlnka '14
Designer & Maker
Bavlnka Brand provides specialty goods to the free-spirited and socially conscious individual. They specialize in accessories and hand-dyed fabrics. Everything is one of a kind or made in small batches by Laura. She is available for custom design projects by inquiry.
Abby Janiszewski '12
Strike Bridal Bar
Milwaukee's newest bridal shop serves the cool modern bride. Strike Bridal Bar offers unique collections of gowns and accessories from small-independent designers around the world. Additionally, Strike offers one-of-a-kind custom dresses from in-house label, Abby Lynn Bridal.
Kristin Speerschneider '14
Crimson Star Emporium
Green Bay, WI
Crimson Star Emporium specializes in alternative fashion and costuming, including, but not limited to scalemaille creations. Kristin currently offers custom garment creation services and also sells specialty supplies (worbla, EVA foam, and some leathers) via her secondary business, It Starts From Nothing.
Leah Cashaw '18
Vadose Orchid Jewelry
Vadose Orchid Jewelry helps artsy and bold fashionistas stand out in the crowd. Proudly wear one-of-a-kind jewelry that is as unique as you are! Leah makes earrings and necklaces from wood, newspaper, book pages and/ or acrylic paint. She also does custom orders as well! To request custom jewelry, please send her an email.
Nan Marshall '03
Nan Marshall Designs
Nan Marshall makes handmade, one-of-a kind jewelry from metal, gems, stones, fossils, leather, fiber and found objects. Her designs include necklaces, pins, earrings, and bracelets. She loves combining colors and textures to produce unusual combinations. Whenever possible, she includes recycled tin and old jewelry components.
Jennifer Schultz '96
Grey House Creative Market
The Grey House Creative Market offers a variety of workshops including wood-sign making, hand knitting, jewelry making and more as well as a cozy bar serving up craft cocktails. Their retail shop features art and gifts from Milwaukee area artists and makers. It's the perfect space to celebrate special events such as showers, bachelorette parties and birthdays.
Shelly Dretzka '95
Owner/Strategic Business Partner
Shelly is a tactical and strategic human resource professional with over 20 years of experience directing and executing HR vision, strategy and administration. She moves organizations forward by continuously improving policies, programs and procedures in the areas of tactical day-to-day HR support. If you do not have an on-site HR professional or if your HR professional resigns or takes a leave of absence, aHRrow, LLC can fill the gap until a permanent hire is made or they return. aHRrow, LLC can also provide support when you require an outside resource to lead or contribute to business planning initiatives involving human capital.
Margaret Paur '84
Hillside Farm, LLC
Hillside Farm is a full horseback riding school. They are members of the United States Pony Clubs, the United States Polo Association, and the United States Equestrian Association. Also, they are home to two interscholastic polo teams and one interscholastic equestrian team.
Lisa Wick Hansen '82
Robert Wick Agency, Inc
Lisa is the third-generation owner of Robert Wick Agency, Inc, which is the first female-owned agency of Unisource Insurance Associates. They specialize in home, car, business insurance and represent over 20 insurance companies, such as West Bend Mutual, Erie Insurance, Badger Mutual, Society Insurance, Progressive, Kemper, and many others. Their office is less than 2 miles from the beautiful Mount Mary campus, and they have over 30 licensed agents on staff.
Tina Raasch-Prost '99
Owner/Office Environment Designer
TRP Design Group, LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI
Designing an office can be an overwhelming process, which is made even more challenging with COVID-19. Working with small business decision makers and solo entrepreneurs, Tina takes away the overwhelming. She provides her clients with curated options. They select the furniture and finishes to create an office environment uniquely their own. TRP Design Group, LLC is an independent interior design studio creating office environments at work or home that inspire productivity and communicate company culture. Contact Tina for more information using the links below.
Kate Peterson '19
Registered Dietitian/Online Nutrition Coach
Kate Peterson Nutrition
Kate is a registered dietitian and online nutrition coach with the goal of helping you ditch the diets, eat real food and find your confidence! She works with people just like you to find balanced and simple relationships with food, whether that's by improving your ability to cook for yourself or by helping you listen to you body to make more mindful choices about food. Through nutrition coaching, she helps you find joy in eating and confidence in your ability to make food choices that fit your lifestyle.
Brittany Woodard '12
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Lake Country Nutrition Counseling
Brittany is a registered dietitian nutritionist who provides nutrition therapy to those struggling with eating disorders. She offers individual and group sessions and works with adults, adolescents and children recovering from eating disorders.
Linda Zuern Nikcevich '78
After a 20-year career in the graphic arts industry, Linda is thrilled to be part of the publishing world, helping to bring her husband's children's book writing to life. Utilizing freelance creative writing, illustrating and graphic arts coordination, the dreams of Bobolin Media are coming true. "The Moon with the Crooked Smile," "I Want to Catch the Clouds," "I Love Clouds," "I Went to the Zoo to See Woo" and "Ben's Zipper" can be found at your favorite book seller. Self-book publishing services are available.
Linda Sherman '73
Dreams Vacations is a full-service travel agency. Here at home, they can book that flight to Hawaii, cruise to Alaska, ski lodge in Utah or cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Internationally, they can arrange that Caribbean cruise, trek to Machu Picchu, European river cruise or whatever destination is on your bucket list. They deliver a complete package including car rentals, hotels and sightseeing excursions. Using a travel agent is a cost-effective way to get the best value. Let them take care of the details and help you enjoy your dream vacation.