If you opened your own business, what would it be? One idea would be to have a company called OCD- Organized Clean Design and I would be a life coach.  I'd go into people's homes and help them get organized.  Everything from de-cluttering to meal planning.  I thrive off of organization and discipline.  A second idea that I've always dreamed about is buying an old hotel and turning it into a shelter for women.  There used to be an old hotel by an apartment I lived in and it was vacant.  I would dream of what I could do with the space.  There would already be laundry- each woman could have a private bathroom, there were conference rooms where we could provide classes, the possibilities are endless.  It gets me fired up just typing this!  I'd only need a few million dollars to get started.  Who wants to help me?  

Occupation- Human Resources

What advice would you give your younger self? You’re on the right track- just keep going.  And try not to be such an asshole to your teachers- most really do want to help they just don't know how.

Exceptional Skills- Organization and Discipline, Building Networks, Dr. Mario

What makes you feel fulfilled?

Being snuggled in my bed with all my babes and husband after bath time.

Hobbies- Cleaning and organizing, facebooking, exercising, socializing

When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind? Feminist

Favorite Quote- “Through discipline comes freedom” -Aristotle

Favorite Book- “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle”

What makes your heart race? Thinking about something bad happening to my husband or children

Organization or cause near to your heart- Suicide awareness and prevention- in Iowa, the second leading cause of death for people 15-34 years old is suicide.

Favorite Food- dessert- specifically ‘Caramel Truffle’  ice cream from Till the Cows Come Home line at Hy-Vee or coffee with lots of peppermint mocha creamer

What keeps you up at night?

The thought of people suffering- specifically children.  What more I could be doing to help them?

Gina Skinner-Thebo

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