Gretchen grew up in Onalaska, Wisconsin, and then graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in Communications. She decided to focus on the nonprofit sector and most recently held a sales position with The Mather, a nonprofit retirement community in Evanston, IL.
As a child, Gretchen enjoyed “Goodnight Moon” and the Nancy Drew series. Reading was a huge part of her childhood, so it was a natural transition to join the Development Team for Bernie’s Book Bank. Her free time is spent usually with friends or family, reading, and travelling as much as possible!