Candid Keepers #400

Introducing:

Casey Schneider of La Crosse, WI

Most Valued Form of Character:

Integrity

Q:  Please tell us a bit about yourself.  Where are you from and where are you now?

A:  My name is Casey Schneider.  I live in La Crosse, WI  with my husband and 3 children.  I have lived in La Crosse for nearly 20 years, but before that my family lived in Florida, Montana and Minnesota. 

Q:  How did you meet and fall in love with your husband?

A:  I was afraid you might ask this.  😉   The meeting part is a bit like a comedy of errors.  I first met him when I was on a date with one of his friends.  Then, some time later, I tried setting him up with one of my college roommates because I thought he was a great guy, I just happened to have a boyfriend.  Finally, his persistence paid off and we began a whirlwind romance.  I guess I knew it was love when we’d just finished hiking and he asked me if I wanted to go get a McDonalds Coke.  I asked him why and he responded, I think it just tastes better.  Little did he know that I had been getting a McDonalds Coke (or two) a day since I was in college.  So, I guess you could say he had me at McDonalds Coke.  😉

Q:  Tell us about those sweet, sweet babies of yours.

A:  Like many couples, we struggled to have children.  So the day our son Rylan was born, was without a doubt, the happiest day of my life.  He brings us more joy than we ever could have imagined.  He’s 8 years old and loves being outside and playing with his friends.  He’s a little gymnast and I swear he spends more time on his head than on his feet.   Our middle daughter Teagan is the kindest, most giving child.  She would give anyone the shirt off her back.  She is 6 years old and loves pretending she is Taylor Swift or Katy Perry.    Jansen is the baby of the family and she plays the part quite well.  Although she’s 4 you wouldn’t know it by the way we all cater to her sweet, yet sassy personality.  She makes it very clear which “Janes” (this is what she calls her MJ clothes because she can’t pronounce it) she will be wearing and which ones she will not be wearing.  The more mismatched the better for her.  I have learned to keep a tight lip.  😉

Q:  What did you do in your previous life?  Pre-Matilda Jane?

A:  Before having kids I taught 5th and 6th grade.  Since, I have been at home with my kids for the past 8 years.

Q:  What is your Matilda Jane story?  What made you become a Trunk Keeper?

A:  I had never heard of Matilda Jane before I was invited to a show a couple years ago.  Our area didn’t have any trunk keepers so a trunk keeper from Minnesota came to do the show.  I ordered a few outfits and fell in love with the products.  I loved how classic, age appropriate, and well made the pieces are.  I kept ordering from the trunk keeper in Minnesota.  Eventually, I decided that I would love to sell Matilda Jane and inquired about becoming a trunk keeper.  I guess you could say the rest is history!

Q:  Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall.  What is your favorite and why?

A:  Without a doubt, FALL.  I love the weather and I love the fashion that goes along with it.  I can’t get enough of the fall colors and tall boots.

Q:  Who are some of your heroes?

A:  Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the countless others who have fought to make life better for all of us.

Q:  Describe to us what a night out with your girlfriends looks like?

A:  Unfortunately, I don’t seem to get out with my girlfriends much these days.  On the rare occasion that we do it always involves good food, good gab, and lots of good laughs.

Q:  Tell us about your first job.   How old were you?

A:  My first job was working at my family’s ice cream shop.  It was a great job because all of my friends could come visit and we could eat all the ice cream we wanted before and after our shift.  I was 16 I think.

Q:  What store makes your heart go pitter patter when you shop in it?

A:  I guess it would probably be Hobby Lobby or any crafting store.  I love to scrapbook and craft.  I get so excited by all the possibilities!

Q:  What is your most treasured modern day convenience?

A:  My car being able to drive wherever I want to go.  I can’t imagine not having that freedom.

Q:  Give me 5 adjectives that describe the person you strive to be.

A:  Kind, caring, loving, happy and strong.

Q:  If you could pick up your family and move to any where in the world, where would you go and why?

A:  I guess I’m not really sure where but to a third world country.  I think it would be very good for our children to see that not everybody lives the way we do.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the “rat race” and lose sight of what’s really important in life like faith, family, and the necessary items for survival like food and shelter rather than cell phones and I-Pod touches. 

Q:  Great customer service is definitely a lost art.  How do you try to deliver above and beyond service to your Janes and customers?

A:  I try to imagine what kind of service I would like.  I also try to listen to their needs rather than focus on what I think they should like/buy.  I really do believe that Matilda Jane is selling more than clothing. 

Q:  Favorite film of all time.

A:  That’s a hard one. Probably, Pretty Woman.

Q:  In your opinion, what is THE must have piece in Heart~Soul~Pride?

A:  The Goldenrod leggings.  They go with everything!!

Q:  Lastly, in the spirit of Heart~Soul~Pride, what in your opinion is the most important form of character?

A:  Integrity

*Bonus question*

Tell me the name and location of the TK who would donate a $1 million gift towards a Domestic Violence initiative should she have the chance 

and you will be gifted with something extra special yourself.

GO!!

(I will randomly pick someone)

 

     
Amy Harden - November 19, 2012 - 12:15 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Erin Nay - November 16, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Carrie Kochel!

Erin Timmins Nay - November 16, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Holly - November 15, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Christy Ingle
Caledonia, MI

Amy Ijames - November 15, 2012 - 9:07 am

oops sorry forgot to add she Is from portland tennesseea

Amy Ijames - November 15, 2012 - 9:06 am

Jennifer Taylor …she has been awesome!!

Ugg Sundance II Boots - November 15, 2012 - 5:32 am

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Erica Reis - November 14, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc, WI

Lori Sitek - November 14, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI.:)

Joy Williams - November 14, 2012 - 10:51 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI. She is trunk keeper #359
🙂

Rebecca smith - November 14, 2012 - 10:26 am

Amber ruducille Richmond ky.40475

Pamela M. - November 14, 2012 - 10:04 am

Jessica Nevermann from Wisconsin!

Kim Harmatiuk - November 14, 2012 - 10:01 am

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI!!!

katie - November 14, 2012 - 9:02 am

Jane Blackman, Davenport, Iowa

Tracy D - November 14, 2012 - 8:51 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Lacy Thorne - November 14, 2012 - 8:46 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

Abby - November 14, 2012 - 8:14 am

The TK who would donate $1 million to domestic violence if she could is TK #359 JESSICA NEVERMANN from Oconomowoc, WI

Tracey White - November 14, 2012 - 8:09 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Corey - November 14, 2012 - 7:51 am

Jessica Nevermann in Oconomowoc, WI

Stacie Jarrells - November 14, 2012 - 6:36 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Jennifer Ferrante - November 14, 2012 - 1:12 am

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI!!

Lin Defoe - November 14, 2012 - 12:26 am

Jessica Nevermann!!

Sara Dobish - November 14, 2012 - 12:07 am

Carrie Tjernagel from Ripon, WI!

Melanie R - November 13, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowac, WI (she grew up in Kaukauna, WI where I lived for a short time) 🙂

Tanya luce - November 13, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Suanne McConathy from bossier city, Louisiana!

pamela r. - November 13, 2012 - 11:29 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Love reading and getting a glimpse of the TKer’s that help make MJ Clothing who they are!! Love working with my TK, Jill Erickson in Sioux Falls, SD!!!!

Kristin - November 13, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowic, WI

Abby - November 13, 2012 - 11:17 pm

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI

Crystal Bates - November 13, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc, WI

Sara Snyder - November 13, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Jessica Nevermann in Oconomowoc, WI.

Sarah F. - November 13, 2012 - 11:00 pm

#359, Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI

Sarah F. - November 13, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Oconomowoc, WI

Sarah F - November 13, 2012 - 10:56 pm

#359 Jessica Nevermann

Jennifer Crady - November 13, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Melissa Williams - November 13, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Tammyd - November 13, 2012 - 10:43 pm

Jessica Nevermann

jessica Harris - November 13, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI–how could I forget when we share the same name!! 🙂

jessica Harris - November 13, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI –how could I forget when we share the same name 🙂

Trish John - November 13, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Traci Farina

Angie D - November 13, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

Alicia H. - November 13, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI.

Heather Lynn - November 13, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc wi.
Love meeting all these ladies through the blog!

Alicia H. - November 13, 2012 - 10:07 pm

I just read this,

Alicia H. - November 13, 2012 - 10:06 pm

I just read this one! Jessica

Carolyn - November 13, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Jessica nevermann and she should be proud

Lauren - November 13, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Pretty sure the TK who would donate $1 million to domestic violence is Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI.

Teresa P. - November 13, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Kimberlyn - November 13, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI!!!

CourtneyS - November 13, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Jessica Nevermann
Oconomowoc,WI

Andrea Peery - November 13, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI
And this is what her response is:

A: I have to say I would not choose just one. I would choose an initiative of focus that’s very near and dear to my heart. That would be domestic violence. It’s so important that people get the support they need, including children when they are in a violent environment.

Kelley - November 13, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Rachel Tracy!

Julie Sweet - November 13, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc , Wi

Rachele - November 13, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Jessica Nevermann
Oconomowoc WI

Skylar's Mom - November 13, 2012 - 9:43 pm

Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc, wi

Sarah Sansone - November 13, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI!!

Amy marshall - November 13, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Jessica Nevermann

Sandy - November 13, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Jessica Nevermann in Oconomowoc, WI

Jen Engel - November 13, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc WI. xoxo $1 million or $100 million. “Love shouldn’t HURT”

Angela B - November 13, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc, WI

Jodi - November 13, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Jessica Huisman Nevermann! You go WISCONSIN!

Carley schnacky - November 13, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Jessica nevermann from sconsin! Go Bucky!!

Sara mildebrandt - November 13, 2012 - 9:32 pm

With out a doubt Carrie Tjernagel a adoptive mother that would love to help other adoptive parents.

Heather H - November 13, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Jessica Nevermann
(though I think my TK Christy Ingle is pretty darn awesome!)

Mindy Heisner - November 13, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Erin Mar - November 13, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Erin McCauley is the sweetest and most generous TK…IN THE WORLD.

Sally Kostrzewa - November 13, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Jessica Nevermann
from Oconomowoc, WI !!!

Ingrid Kowieski - November 13, 2012 - 9:22 pm

My lovely friend and neighbor, Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI. She has such a beautiful heart 🙂

jaydee - November 13, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Erica S - November 13, 2012 - 9:12 pm

I believe Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI was the TK who would donate a $1 million dollar gift toward the domestic violence initiative. It is a cause that is dear to me and, I’m sure, to many others as well. I have read that as many as one in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. Still, it is an invisible war in America and the root of many larger issues. On a lighter note, it reminds me of this quote from Dr. Seuss…”Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” and p.s. Welcome, Casey! One of my first jobs was in a small, specialty toy store (about as great as an ice cream shop)!

Wendy J - November 13, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI. WOW Oconomowoc is hard to spell LOL 🙂

Allison u - November 13, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Jessica Nevermann from oconomowoc wisconsin! 🙂

Karen Reisel - November 13, 2012 - 9:08 pm

I do know who this TK is. She is amazing and her name is Jessica Nevermann. She has already done so much to contribute to this cause.

Bronwyn - November 13, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI! Believ it or not I am Canadian and I have actually heard of Oconomowac!!!

Erin - November 13, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Meghan Stowers from Cumberland, WI!

Christy Hruska - November 13, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Jessica Nevermann – Oconomowoc, WI

Stacie Petta - November 13, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Lisa Buchinger - November 13, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Jessica Nevermann oconomowo,WI! Yay Jess!!!

Katy O. - November 13, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Lydia George - November 13, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI

Linda patterson - November 13, 2012 - 8:58 pm

MY trunkkeeper … And the best!!
Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Nancy - November 13, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Angela - November 13, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc WI

Vanessa S - November 13, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

heather d - November 13, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Forgot to put location Oconomowoc, WI
Jessica Nevermann is the TK

Lauren - November 13, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI would donate 1 million dollars to a domestic violence initiative.

Allie D - November 13, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

T. Taylor - November 13, 2012 - 8:51 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI. Trunk keeper #359.

Wendy McVay - November 13, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Jessica Nevermann

Mel F - November 13, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

alyson - November 13, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Jessica Nevermann

Megan Dart - November 13, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Emily Koschnick, Indianpolis:) !!

Sundee - November 13, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Tracy Morrison!

jodi schlender - November 13, 2012 - 8:15 pm

Jessica Nevermann is the trunk keeper who would donate that money to a domestiv violence initiative!

Angela jones - November 13, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Forgot location Jessica Nevermann Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Angela jones - November 13, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Jessica Nevermann the best trunk keeper ever 🙂

Alison Tower - November 13, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Jessica Nevermann – Oconomowoc, WI

Kathleen Coates - November 13, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Best TK there is: Heather Becker in Amesbury MA.

Sugey Soldevilla - November 13, 2012 - 7:31 pm

The TK who would donate $1 million to domestic violence if she could is TK #359 JESSICA NEVERMANN from Oconomowoc, WI =)

jessica runyan - November 13, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc

Vanessa Bullock - November 13, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI.!!! :)))

Bethany - November 13, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Ummmm…could it be the adorable Casey Schneider from LaCrosse, WI?!

Liz B - November 13, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Jessica Nevermann!!

Amy McKay - November 13, 2012 - 7:20 pm

Is it Stephanie Cristofanelli of Augusta, GA

Summer J - November 13, 2012 - 7:16 pm

TK Jessica Nevermann
From Oconomowoc, WI

Courtney C. - November 13, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Jill Erickson, without a doubt! She is in Sioux Falls, SD. Fabulous lady!!

Kristi Potter - November 13, 2012 - 7:09 pm

Penny Bauer – Vancouver, WA – Gotta’ go with my own 😉

Alyssa P. - November 13, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI would donate 1 million dollars to a domestic violence initiative.

Kelli - November 13, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI <3

Mary Sennhenn Patterson - November 13, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI!! 🙂

Julie - November 13, 2012 - 7:04 pm

I JUST read through all the old TK interviews the other night!! I knew my insomnia would pay off one day 🙂 It is Jessica Nevermann, #359.

Kylie Lee - November 13, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Robyn Shirley in Bluffton S.C., why?? Because she is amazing thats why! 🙂

Stephanie E - November 13, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Jessica Nevermann, Oconomowoc, WI

Mom2One - November 13, 2012 - 7:02 pm

That would be . . . Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

Julie C - November 13, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

Carrie Gugger Kelley - November 13, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Oconomowoc, WI (Jessica Neverman) TK #359 is the lovely lady who would donate $1million to domestic violence initiatives.

How do you say the name of that city?

Jobie Lee - November 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI is the one who said she would donate the 1 million dollars to domestic violence initiative

Lyn S - November 13, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Nicole Beddigs….Kenosha, WI

Always thinking of others before herself. Always goes that extra mile. Love her!

Nicole Reitano - November 13, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Jessica Nevermann Keeper 359 Oconomowoc, Wi

Ursala - November 13, 2012 - 6:51 pm

It would be my wonderful TK, Shana Eppinger from Pittsburgh PA. She has a heart of gold and super generous. I didn’t even have to think about it.

Leslie LaBarge - November 13, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Oops hit enter earlier {got a little too excited 😉 } and left out the location

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

mia - November 13, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Sorry forgot location! Jennifer Nevermann- Oconomowoc WI
Ocononowoc spelling LOL!

Mia - November 13, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Jessica Nevermann. 🙂

JillRB - November 13, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

heather d - November 13, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Jessica Nevermann

JulieY - November 13, 2012 - 6:40 pm

SOoooooo excited to know the answer I forgot to add the location. 🙂
It is always so fun to read these. 🙂
Jessica Nevermann is from Oconomowoc, WI

Traci Walker - November 13, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Jessica Nevermann
Oconomowoc,WI

JulieY - November 13, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Jessica Nevermann 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

mylilypie - November 13, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Rainbow Pemberton - November 13, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Meghan Stowers from Cumberland, Wi

Candace - November 13, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI 🙂

Jen A - November 13, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Rachel Jordan, Wixom MI:)

Megan Hastings - November 13, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Alison Frenzel - November 13, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI!

holly v - November 13, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Casey Schneider of La Crosse, WI ???

Ashley Harris - November 13, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Brea holland

Kristin Sawyer - November 13, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Jessica Nevermann 🙂

carrie anne - November 13, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

LeAnn Graham - November 13, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Chelley Williams Douglasville, GA

carrie anne - November 13, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Jessica Nevermann

Jennifer Valsted - November 13, 2012 - 6:25 pm

That would be Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI. Love that idea!!!

Libby Brady - November 13, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Jessica Nevermann
Oconomowoc

Mary - November 13, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Jessica Nevermann from Oconomowoc, WI

Bajeerah LaCava - November 13, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Jessica Nevermann in Oconomowoc, WI

Tanya - November 13, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Without a doubt the TK I would nominate would be Lisa Rapo #329, in Santa Clarita, CA. She is one of the most compassionate people I know with a heart for service that is a mile wide! She would take the donation and multiply it, she is just that special!

Jacki Brown - November 13, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Sonja Bice
Chilton Co Alabama!
Domestic Adoption Charities

Leslie LaBarge - November 13, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Jessica Nevermann 🙂

Tiffany - November 13, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Casey Schneider of La Crosse, WI

teri - November 13, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Nichole Morris in Goodyear, AZ!