MEET OUR FEATURED FEW: Lisa Rykhus
Organization/Title – Image Builders, Sr. Sales Representative
How long have you been a member of FEW? 7 years
Hometown: St. Cloud, MN – born and raised here
Family: Husband Scott, Children Corey and Brandon and 2 step children Kaitlyn and Lucas and 1 grandchild/Hunter and another on the way.
What do you actually do at work? I work with companies and schools to promote themselves, product or services, reward their employees, develop tradeshows campaigns and more through the use of promotional products and apparel.
What was your first job? I worked as a waitress at Copper Lantern, now Copper Kitchen on the eastside of St. Cloud
Is your desk/office messy or organized? I am a very organized person. This helps me work with my clients to take their sometimes messy, chaotic and unorganized situations and make sense of them.
What is your biggest accomplishment? Going through my divorce in 2014 and overcoming all the challenges around that event. It changed me in a lot of ways and as my sister says that she got her sister back from whom I had become.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a background dancer for a performer on stage. I still would like to be the lead singer of a band but I really can’t sing.
Who is your oldest friend and where did you meet them? My friend Tammy. We were mom friends as our youngest kids were growing up. We have stayed friend sharing similar life experiences and going through the ups and downs of life.
Who had the biggest impact on the person you have become? My dad. I was always a daddy’s girl and wish I would have told him the impact he had on me while he was still alive. He was a sales person most of his life and I learned a lot about life and sales skills from him.
Do you have any silly fears? having a party or gathering or even a lunch appointment and people not showing up.
What is your biggest indulgence/guilty pleasure – I love craft breweries. My husband and I love to visit different breweries on our vacations. You can meet the most interesting people. We love to talk to random people and bartenders.