Emerging Prairie welcomes new teammate: Lindsay Breuler

Emerging Prairie has hired on Lindsay Breuler as a new teammate! Lindsay will take on the role of event coordinator, while also working on grant writing and general task management with the team.

Lindsay is a newcomer to Fargo, having moved here from Columbus, Ohio with her husband Paul. He took a job at Microsoft, and she taught part-time at North Dakota State University and cared for their two beautiful cardigan welsh corgis. She has her bachelor’s degree in animal science and Master’s degree in agricultural extension and education, both from the Ohio State University. More recently, Lindsay began hosting her own grant writing workshops to pass on her skills in grant writing.

Catch Lindsay at the Prairie Den, at 1 Million Cups or other events, walking her dogs or sometimes at the bowling alley with her birthday-cake scented bowling ball (ask her about it).

Meet Lindsay

Lindsay

Nickname: Hmm… I don’t really have one but my hubby calls me Turkey, don’t ask why it’s a long story.

Hometown: Brook Park, Ohio

Why are you in Fargo? My husband Paul and I moved to Fargo for his position with Microsoft

What do you do in your free time? I love to go hiking in the woods for the whole weekend with my dogs whenever I can, still trying to find that great hiking destination here. I also enjoy training with my corgis in therapy work, obedience, rally, and agility. My hubby and I are also avid gamers he likes computers but my preference is Xbox. I’m also fairly handy with a sewing machine and if you haven’t heard by now I really enjoy cooking since I have a 2 year certificate in culinary arts.

What’s your favorite hidden gem that you’ve discovered so far in Fargo?  In Fargo, I think the hidden gem that I didn’t expect is the entirety of downtown. In my hometown and Columbus, I never went downtown. It was not visitor friendly, overwhelming, and expensive to go to. Downtown Fargo is perhaps the single most important factor for Paul and I to remain in Fargo. It’s easy to get to, has great parking (I know, locals won’t agree), has unique stores and businesses that add character to the area and is constantly busy with events.

Tell us about your corgis – I heard they are famous? Haha! Yes, I guess they are quite famous. Gwenhwyfar (Gwen) is 3 years old and Saphira is 4 years old, they are both blue merle, cardigan welsh corgis which is quite uncommon. I got Saphira when my hubby and I were in college then added Gwen a year later. They are full-siblings (same mom and dad) just a year apart. I guess Gwen and Saphira became famous when their photo was chosen to be on the cover of a charity calendar in 2013 (photo attached). As a result I made them a FB page and it took off from there. https://www.facebook.com/GwenAndSaphiraCardi/

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Baby Gwen looking at 1-year-old Saphira. This picture won them a calendar cover.

I also heard your family has some carnival history. Tell us about that: Well, my dad’s side of the family, the Otterbacher’s, has a large majority that are “carnies” the primary thing they do at carnivals is run food stands and trailers. My dad ran an Italian sausage trailer and a corn on the cob stand all through my youth. Unfortunately my dad passed away in 2011 but many of my cousins still work at the carnivals. I spent many summers and breaks working in my dad’s sausage trailer.

How did you first hear of Emerging Prairie? Hmm… I believe the first time I heard about EP was at the Midnight brunch which Paul and I ended up at by total accident and the kindness of two individuals that we met at the FM welcome party. That night really started my journey to everything that has happened over the past few months.

As a new member of the EP team, what are you most looking forward to? I am super excited to join a team of fantastic individuals that are making a difference in the FM area! In particular I am pumped to help make TEDxFargo 2016 the best TEDxFargo yet 😉

Lindsay and Paul

Be sure to look out for Lindsay at 1 Million Cups Fargo and our other events! Welcome to the team.

Marisa Jackels