About the Owner/Provider
I am the oldest of 5 children. The five of us were spread out enough that I was my youngest sister’s godmother. My mom and dad divorced when I was little, and so I have a HUGE extended family that is close. My son, Eli, was born in 2000, and my daughter, Aubree, was born in 2004. Eli lives on his own a few blocks away and works for the Village of Kimberly on the Street Department. Aubree attends UW-Stevens Point. We all help with Aubree’s non-profit organization, Aubree’s Blankets for Veterans. My husband is also from Kimberly. He is the baby of 8 children. We moved into my husband’s childhood home in April 2020.
I attended UW-Oshkosh for 2 ½ years for Physical Education, however I received an Associates degree from FVTC in Early Childhood. I have experience as a group child care center floater, cook, teacher, curriculum coordinator, and director. I have been a presenter of workshops across the state and out of state for early childhood professionals on leadership, music & movement, make & takes, gifts for parents, using your creativity, gardening, food allergies in the classroom, puppets, and making homemade classroom items. I am a member of local, state, and national early childhood associations. I have also served on the local and state boards.
I love to sew! I make clothes, costumes and a lot of items sold at various other craft sales. I do this along with my mom, who taught me how to sew when I was 10. In the past I was Kimberly’s first woman Fire Fighter and was a religion education teacher. We love to camp and have recently purchased a new camper. We do camp annually on Madeline Island with a bunch of Girl Scouts that have been influential in my life. Another important thing in my life is Mackinac Island. My husband and I honeymooned there in 1998 in a small B&B called Bogan Lane Inn. We have gone back and visited every year since. We named our children for this place I dream of retiring to (which will never happen) Eli Bogan and Aubree Lane. We also have named our cats Mac & Nac, and our youngest one, Mich (Michigan).
All of the children that have attended Impressions Family Child Care since opening in 1998, are still near and dear to my heart.