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Owner/Yoga & Wellness Professional
* at time of recognition

Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio
* at time of recognition

Lives In
Rural Marion County

High School: Stanton
University: Iowa State University
Other: RegisteredYogaTeacherthroughYogaAlliance

Knoxville Wellness Coalition
Knoxville P.E.O.
Montgomery Street Preschool Board
First United Methodist Church

Working in Marion County
I appreciate the small town feel that owning a business has: personal connection with customers, the resources of being a part of a Chamber, and being within walking distance of downtown businesses and amenities.

Living in Marion County
The opportunities for outdoor recreation, small town living and close proximity to larger city amenities.

Favorite Place to Relax
I enjoy taking in a later afternoon or evening at Peace Tree, going for walks around town or on the trails or one of the many camp- grounds at Lake Red Rock, and spending time on the water boating or kayaking. It is a bonus when there special events going on or live music or entertainment at one of the local venues.

Career Opportunities
Our communities need entrepreneurs with unique and fresh ideas and who are willing to bring resources to the residents of Marion County so that we are keeping dollars within our communities and giving others reason to move to our communities.

Career Advice to Teens
You can start now! Teaching yoga and practicing yoga is something that can easily begin when you are in high school. The benefits of practicing will help tremendously, plus it could offer up an easy part-time job opportunity after graduation and beyond! It’s definitely a life skill.

Class of 2019

Jason Bingham
Production Manager II/Owner/Reserve Police Officer
Pella Corporation/Bingham Cooperative/City of Pleasantville
Tyler Christian
Marion County Engineer
Marion County
Brent Gaulke
Vice President-IT & Operations Manager
Marion County Bank
Dan Huitink
Deputy General Counsel
Vermeer Corporation
Mary Mansfield
Licensed Realtor-Property Manager
Home Realty
Josie McKay
Owner/Photographer, designer/Real Estate Agent
Self-Random Tees/Treasured Portraits/Summit Realty
Tyler Pearson
K-5 Technology Integrationist
Knoxville Community School District
Cathy Struecker
Owner/Yoga & Wellness Professional
Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio
Kris Van Gent
Owner-Lead BIke Advocate
Iowa Bike Co.
Hannah Vander Veer
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce