Meet the Red Rover Team
Laura spent her early childhood eating pepperoncini from the sides of luncheon plates, pickled herring from the jar, sautéed mushrooms, and licorice ice cream. The mere suggestion that she was too young to like them was fuel for consumption. Told that a puzzle was for older kids, she’d dump every puzzle in the house into the middle of the living room and work until they were all put back together. Nothing’s ever changed. Give her a challenge that doesn’t involve physical activity and she’s all over it. Add some sautéed mushrooms for good measure.
As the only girl, Auni’s brothers would say she was born “the princess”. She lived in fluffy dresses, slept in curlers on a regular basis, and hated getting dirty while playing outside. Since outdoor sports = dirt, she decided something indoors would be more her style… dance classes. After a couple of classes and watching her first dance competition, she was hooked. She could express her creativity through movement and get dolled up in costume for performances. The rest of her childhood consisted of countless hours at the studio each day, perfecting her craft in order to be ready for weekend competitions. She is a now a recovering perfectionist, but still catches even the smallest of details.
See that picture to the left? That’s the face of creative genius. No. Really. That’s Carrie who insisted on trying a humidifier on as a hat, though she’d been warned several times not to by the concerned adults in her life. The real beauty of this picture is based on how hard it was to get off, it must have been just as hard to get on. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Carrie it’s that she is persistent: tenacious even. When given a new challenge, she never says “No.” only “Let’s see what we can do!” As a kid that meant getting stuck in small appliances: as an adult it looks more like diving into software, coding languages, and design programs to make ideas become reality. Her motto is that there’s a lot to learn from every experience (even the bad ones). For instance, a humidifier is not, and we cannot stress this enough, a suitable hat for any occasion.
Danielle isn’t afraid… or if she is, you’ll never know it. Whether she’s designing a home, skiing down a mountain or wake surfing on the lake, she jumps in with both feet. Attention to detail, consistency, tenacity, and a massive dose of ready – and – willingness to try new things, brings Danielle and those near her to new levels of success and victory. She means business, no doubt about it, but as you can see in that face, she is ready for adventure.
Heather’s favorite holiday since she was a little girl has always been Christmas. Every year, on Christmas Eve, she looked forward not to putting out milk and cookies for Santa, but to leaving carrots for the reindeer, (even though sometimes she dropped one or two, as caught here.) This need to ensure everyone is taken care of, including, maybe most importantly, the little guys, has been a constant in Heather’s life and work. She loves to spread a little magic for all of her clients, and if you’re lucky, even share a snack.
Liz was always a very quiet child, but was always watching, listening and learning. Behind the scenes has always been her happy place (unless it was time for a ballet recital). Picking things apart so she could see how they worked and then figuring out how to piece them back together is something she’s done her whole life…whether it be a toy, a recipe, a life issue or a mathematic word problem, Liz is the girl to untangle your ball of yarn.
Amanda is the third of four sisters, all close in age. Her youth was spent running through the neighborhood on her bike, swimming, and causing her fair share of chaos. Her mom might describe her as sweet but mischievous, while she prefers to think of herself as creative and innovative. For instance, she along with her sisters once created a slip’n’slide in the house using dish soap and pots of water on the carpet throughout the house. Hands down was an awesome idea, though it did lead to the trouble of having to help rip out all the carpet afterward. Needless to say, her mom was less impressed than she was.