2019 Queen of Snows Candidates

Aundreya Edwards

Sponsored by Bob & Cheryl Flood

 

 Aundreya is currently a student athlete at Crown College in St. Bonifacius studying relational and media communications. She was elected as her freshman class representative and flew to Chicago in 2016 to be on the Steve Harvey Show to discuss college culture with other students from across the country. She was also able to intern for PULSE ministries as they planned and put on one of the nation’s largest worship events, Together 2018, in Dallas this past October.  She also started her own young women’s ministry with the intent to inspire and empower young women to live authentically. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new music, and adventuring to new places. She hopes to one day pursue a career in ministry, news broadcasting, and politics.

Teri Erickson

Sponsored by The Fireside Lounge Bar and Restaurant

 

Teri, who was born in Saint Paul, raised her children in Oakdale, where she loves to help her community. She has been a Girl Scout troop leader, school volunteer, volleyball coach, and a childbirth doula. Teri is also a member of Toastmasters International, which has given her confidence in her communication skills. She has been a hairstylist for over 30 years and believes her experience with client interaction will make her a great ambassador. Teri has always been a proud supporter of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival because of its history, legend, and magic. The site of this year’s carnival is special to Teri. She cherishes a picture of her parents as teenagers at the carnival and hopes that they will be looking over her and wishing her good luck! 

Alyssa Grythe

Sponsored by the Rice Street Festival

 

Alyssa graduated from the University of St. Thomas in May of 2018, where her passion for helping families and children drove her to pursue a degree in social work. She is in the process of applying to law school with hopes to get her J.D. in Law and becoming a family attorney. Growing up in a large family, it has pushed her to want to give back to other families and to help keep them intact and strong. Alyssa is currently the Lead Sales and Service Coordinator at Salon Ultimo in Woodbury. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, watching sports like cheerleading, and finding new ways to volunteer in her community. Alyssa likes to coordinate philanthropic events and even tutoring in reading and math. Fun fact! Alyssa has never been on a plane.

Alison Gunter

Sponsored by Hamernick’s Interior Solutions

 

Alison, raised in a small Minnesota town, has always been passionate about people and community. She left her hometown to join a community of courageous, strong and bold women at the College of St. Benedict, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology. Alison’s passion of people led her to make her home in downtown Saint Paul. Currently, she is a Human Resources Representative at Ecolab, where she assists the development of talent by supporting global leadership programs. Watching people grow in their careers and becoming the best possible version of themselves is the most rewarding part of her job. Alison has fallen in love with the tradition, legacy and community of people that is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. She is committed to carrying on this 133-year-old tradition.

Cathryn Heimerdinger

Sponsored by Catrina’s Mexican Grill

 

Cathryn is an Associate Chemist at Medtronic.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs.  Cathryn’s family and friends are very important to her, and she enjoys spending time with them. She enjoys solving puzzles, reading, and watching movies. She is very hard-working and is dedicated to all of the activities that she decides to pursue in her life. Her rescue dog, Rue, is very important to her. Going for walks, playing, snuggling are some of their favorite activities.

Brooke Johnson

Sponsored by  Northern Prairie Financial

 

With three four-legged fur babies, Brooke has her hands full but always makes time to give back to her community.  Brooke is currently a student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College pursing a degree in Integrative Health and Healing. Upon completion of her degree, she will return to the University of San Diego to obtain an International Certification as a Lactation Consultant. As a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish, Brooke is able to give back to her community. Brooke enjoys spending time with her two horses, Jewel and Skye along with her mischievous puppy, Orion. She looks forward to her journey of experiencing the Winter Carnival Legend first-hand as a candidate and learning how she can create an impact in the community of Saint Paul.

Lauren Kaldun

Sponsored by Doodle Productions

 

Growing up in Saint Paul instilled a deep appreciation for community and a passion for helping others in Lauren. She used that passion to pursue a career in pharmacy, granting her the opportunity to care for others across the state. She recently accepted a position as Chief Pharmacist that allowed her to return to the city she loves. Lauren utilizes her platform as a pharmacist to inspire a happier and healthier community by coordinating health fairs and providing education about medication safety. When not in the pharmacy, Lauren loves finding adventures in the world around her. Whether being silly with her niece and nephews, ice fishing at the cabin with family, or hiking with friends, Lauren inspires others to remember that magic is all around them.

Kelly Koerpel

Sponsored by Haas Financial

 

Originally from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Kelly followed her heart to Saint Paul to attend college at the University of St. Thomas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Higher Ed. Administration. Kelly taught 5th grade in West St. Paul and was Assistant Alumni Director at St. Thomas before moving to Florida where she created her business, Sanibel Studios ~ The Art of Celebration! Teamwork has been an integral part of Kelly’s professional life and she has a gift for creating connections between people. Now happily living back in Saint Paul, Kelly is excited to volunteer as an ambassador to her favorite city! She is an avid wordsmith, loves the outdoors, family, and volunteering locally. Kelly is the Client Relations Manager at Haas Financial.

Morgan Langworthy

Sponsored by Party Time Liquor

 

Born just in time for a blizzard, Morgan has snow in her veins and warmth in her heart. She is employed by OneCause as an Event Manager ensuring successful fundraising for non-profits and will be graduating this May with a business degree from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. If she is not in the gym, painting, or engrossed in a good book, you will probably find her blissfully generating organization procedural diagrams with color-coded flowcharts! In 2016, Morgan was a stem cell donor for a 16-year old with Severe Aplastic Anemia. She is passionate about encouraging adults to serve their community as donors. Morgan spent her youth spinning, bending, and tumbling as she trained in the circus. She looks forward to combining her passion for circus with the Winter Carnival to create “The Most Spectacular Show on Earth!” 

Chelsea Lawrence

Sponsored by Quality Insurance Service

 

Growing up in Red Wing, Chelsea embraced her love of exploration and adventure on the Mississippi, celebrating her family, the local offerings, and the feeling of being a part of a community. Her unique, non-traditional education as well as her specialized career goals have brought her to live and work in many different countries. Her travels and capacity for growth and adaptability lead her not only to embrace other cultures openly, but also cultivated her passion for goodwill and outreach.   Contributing to causes, events, and organizations has led to a fulfilling and accomplished public life.  Sharing her gifts in the arts, particularly the vibrant fashion and music scenes, has allowed her to continue to reflect unity and empathy, as well as the potential for everyday splendor to all.

Kara Martin

Sponsored by Steve Doody of Edward Jones Investments

 

Kara is a two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, completing both her Bachelor of Science in Art, as well as her Master of Science in School Counseling. She is currently working as a high school college and career advisor. When she isn’t working with students, Kara is volunteering with her youth group Job’s Daughters; serving as an advisor for her collegiate chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity; spending time with her husband, Kelly; and chasing after their dog, Lady Clementine, on her neighborhood adventures trying to catch squirrels. In her free time, Kara enjoys photography, curling, sewing, and crafting. Kara is passionate about giving back to organizations that she was once a member of and believes that you are never too busy to do something you love!

Becca Moos

Sponsored by Frazer Automotive Services

 

Becca lives for her city. Whether it’s playing intramural softball or participating in the Polar Plunge, Becca has centered her life and love around Saint Paul. At Northeast Metro 916, she worked as an educational assistant and eventually went on to become an Occupational Therapist. Becca has a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University. Her career took three years of applications, and now, she’s finally living her dream. She eventually wants to participate in Therapists Without Borders and continue her education. Becca recently became an aunt for the first time, and she’s loving pampering the baby. She also loves collecting antiques. Becca hopes to write her own story and really share her love for Saint Paul through the Winter Carnival.

Aly Vogel

Sponsored by LCS Company

 

Aly graduated with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is putting her degree to use at the Oakdale Hampton Inn and Suites as their Front Desk Supervisor. While working for her degree, Aly had the experience of a lifetime working at Walt Disney World as part of the Disney College Program and recommends that anyone and everyone should pursue this opportunity. When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering with the Junior Royalty and seeing the young adults grow throughout their year. She also enjoys reading, knitting, baking, and spending time with her family.

Mandie White

Sponsored by Langerman Exteriors Incorporated

 

Mandie is a 22-year-old born and raised in the wonderful city of Brooklyn Park.  In her free time, she likes to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, go on adventures, and travel. She has been to Poland, Italy, and Mexico and would like to see so much more! Her biggest supporter was her grandpa Jacque. He always wanted her to do more and believed in everything she did. She knows he is so proud of her and is watching over her with a twinkle in his eye. Volunteering is a big part of her life. She volunteers at Hope 4 Youth on the donations team and loves every second of it. She believes everyone, especially youth, deserves a place to sleep. She is a huge Vikings fan and bleeds purple and gold. Skol Vikings!