Meet the Board of Directors for Prairie du Chien Main Street!
Retired after 23 years as a Officer for Department of Corrections –
“Now that I am retired, I wanted to volunteer for a program that I felt was important to the future of our city. The Prairie du Chien Main Street program has the resources available to preserve and grow our city and other local communities.”
Fun Fact: Patti and her husband own one of the oldest homes in Prairie du Chien.
Owner and operator of “The Planted Tree Gallery” in downtown Prairie du Chien –
“I joined Main Street Board of Directors because I want to see our downtown thrive. I feel that Prairie du Chien is ripe with potential. There has been progress over the years, however as downtowns gain momentum across the country, it’s crucial that Prairie du Chien continues to head in a direction of growth. If we have a strong downtown it makes for a strong city. It’s like a family gathering of sorts where people can come and feel as though they belong. And our “extended family” are those that visit or have seasonal homes here. They should all feel welcome and a part of the community.”
Fun Fact: Teresa enjoys bringing people together to connect and foster ideas.
Retired Owner of RadioShack/U.S. Cellular, Bookkeeper for local businesses, Rental Property Owner –
“I have been involved with the Prairie du Chien Main Street program from the beginning in 2006. As a local retail business owner, I saw the benefits of having a professional program to help small businesses and the economy grow, as well as, to preserve our amazing local history. No one else or no other agency or group focuses on historic preservation and promotes our area like PDCMS. This organization brings businesses and the community together to make a stronger economy and creates an awareness of the value of our “Historic Heart” — our downtown.”
Fun Fact: Marlene is a planner! The more she has to do, the more she can accomplish…even through retirement.
Marketing Manager at the Opportunity Center, Manager at Cafe Hope –
“I have always been interested in what impact downtown businesses have on the community. When we moved to Prairie du Chien a few years ago and I started working in the marketing field, I was excited to be asked to join the group. As the world around us evolves and changes, it is so nice to have the constant of our downtown to feel at home in and do business with your neighbors. The Main Street program works to promote that personal, hometown experience while helping us to comfortably look toward the future.”
Fun Fact: Stacey was the Wisconsin Holstein Princess in 1994.
Co-owner of The Sweet Tooth, Prairie du Chien –
“I joined [Prairie du Chien Main Street] because I have a deep love and respect for our downtown and our community. I am excited to help create new, and interesting ideas. I believe the work we do is done with much pride, love, and respect. Both for our town’s past, and it’s future. It’s necessary to continue to work on/improve our downtown and surrounding community because it preserves our history, and brings new ideas and ventures. Which are all vital pieces in keeping our local economy going, bringing us together as a community, and continuing to show others who are not from our area what a beautiful place we have here in Prairie du Chien. I hope to continue to see our downtown and other local businesses grow and evolve, while also keeping our history alive!”
Fun Fact: Crystal has lived in Prairie du Chien her whole life. Her whole family has grown up on, and made a living off of the river for the past several generations.
Manager at Villa Louis Historic Site, Event Coordinator at Driftless Development and PDC Main Street –
“I believe the Prairie du Chien Main Street Program builds relationships and tries to get the businesses and residents to work together to build a strong community.”
Fun Fact: Jodi’s passion is dedicated to her family, church and community.
Consultant for Marketing, Branding, Communications and Digital Marketing –
“My parents were very active in Prairie du Chien and downtown growth activities. I am passionate about seeing downtown PDC return to the hub of activity and growth for the area. It drives growth and economic vitality. Establishing a vibrant downtown district is central to growth from residents, and tourists. As the downtown area develops into the heart of PDC, residents will spend more time downtown with local merchants, and it will increase tourism growth as well.”
Fun Fact: Mary Jane owns a home in Prairie du Chien as well as Southern California.