It’s a Post + Proper Profile!
Meet Abby, owner and Co-founder of Post +Proper!
Q: You are one ½ of a quickly growing business and a mom of two young kids. How do you keep it all together?
A: Who says I keep it all together!? Well, to start, coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. All kidding aside, it is a huge challenge to do everything well, but I’ve learned over the course of my career to be happy with what I am able to give at that moment in time. There is only one of me, and when I’m at work, I make sure that I am putting all of my energy into that. And the same goes for when I’m at home-I really try to be fully present with my kids and give them all of my energy when the work day is done. Trying to be everything to everybody (at the same time) rarely has a good outcome. And, of course I couldn’t do it without my amazing husband, Jay. We find humor in all the chaos!
Q: What was the path that led you to Post + Proper?
A: If you would have asked me 10 years ago what I would be doing now, I would not have said running my own business! That’s the beauty of it though. After experiencing quite a few ups and downs early in my career, I took a leap of faith to work for a company I knew nothing about. That is where I met Lauren and we quickly became friends. From there, the vision was clear: we knew that we had so much more to offer our clients, and we just had to go out and do it. And so Post + Proper was born!
Q: What is your favorite thing about your job and working with your clients?
A: To start, we have the BEST clients! They treat us like we are an integral part of their team, and to some, we are like family! I love coming to work every day, knowing that they depend on us to help run their business. And of course, I love my business partner Lauren and our amazing team. We have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously. Wearing sweatpants to the office is also pretty amazing.
Q: If you could travel to any place in the world, where would it be?
A: Somewhere warm and tropical, as cliché as it is to say. Tahiti, Bali, Thailand, just to name a few. A few months in Italy after that.
Q: Wine or beer?
A: It has always been Red wine. But we have so many great breweries in Minnesota, that my husband Jay is slowly starting to convert me to a beer lover! A few favorites include Fulton Lonely Blonde and Freewheeler from Social Cider Werks. Just tried Fulton #Merica yesterday and loved it. Yes, there is a beer called #MERICA!!!
Q: What inspires you in your personal life and in your working life?
A: My family. Growing up, I had a mom who worked nights and weekends as a labor and delivery nurse, who would then come home to be the most amazing mom to 3 kids. I admire her in so many ways! I hope that my daughter will want to be like me some day. I don’t care what it is that she does, but I just want her to work hard, treat others kindly, and be happy.
Q: What are you most proud of as it relates to Post + Proper?
A: I’m so proud that we have stayed true to who we are throughout the start of our company. We’ve never had to compromise our values, and we continue to do what is best for our clients and Post + Proper. I’m proud of exactly where we are today, but excited to see what the next year brings!