Jillian Lare is the co-owner of Morris Lare Interior Design, a full-service residential interior design firm in West Des Moines.
Lauren Riensche is an author and host of the Cedar Falls Ghost Tour, a seasonal walking tour that covers the history and hauntings of the area.
Des Moines-based makeup artist, Ivy Boyd, specializes in makeup for weddings, photos and commercial shoots and has done so for nearly 12 years. “I only use and promote cruelty-free products as animals are my first true love; makeup is second.”
Mandy Stephenson is the owner of Des Moines-based April + August Photography, named after the birth months of her two children. “My goal is to create photos that are standalone art as well as a collection of vibrant and joyful images.”
Jennifer Drayna is the director of education at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Dubuque.
Luke Jipp is the head brewer at Backpocket Brewing, which has locations in Coralville, Dubuque and Johnston. The craft beer destination is known for trying anything from seasonal favorites and classic lagers.
Dad’s Day is just around the corner (June 18)! We’re celebrating by spotlighting Iowa fathers who are shining examples to their kiddos and their communities.
Cat Grimsley is the pastry chef at The Hotel at Kirkwood, a luxury teaching hotel that serves as an immersive learning environment for students in Kirkwood’s Hospitality Arts program.
While the superhero women in our lives deserve to be celebrated every day, Mother’s Day (May 14) presents a unique opportunity to shower them with a little extra love. Read on to meet a fab foursome of Iowa moms.
Shaun Rients is the sous chef at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. In this role, Rients oversees the kitchen and restaurant, The Class Act, within the hotel.