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Mary Main
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member
Mary Main.

Mary is the business owner at Caring Transitions of Sioux Falls

What do you love most about your career? My career was in banking, but I always wanted to run my own business. However, what I learned is that my services can help people transition their lives and live better. Services range from de-cluttering, organizing, relocation, resettlement, estate sales, and online auctions.
How do you spend your free time? I am a lifelong learner and enjoy reading and research. I have two rescue dogs and love our walks and time together. I am passionate about animal rights and taking care of the environment. As a banker in real estate, development is essential for economic growth, but let's do it right!
What is your favorite food? Food! I love breakfast for dinner.
Who influences you? I expect to meet some very bright and exceptional people through this group. But right now, I would like to spend time with Barbara Corcoran. I know Shark Tank is a 60 minute sound bite, but she seems smart, great with people and genuine. I think she mentors versus manages.


Courtney Lens
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member
Courtney Lens.

Courtney is a CPA and owner of Numbers & Such Prof. LLC

What do you love most about your career? Client Relationships. I get to develop relationships with individuals, many of whom are business owners, and help them in areas that aren't their favorite. I thoroughly enjoy doing payroll, bookkeeping tasks, and tax return preparation. Many of my clients have become some of my very good friends.
How do you spend your free time? Being with family. I have two sons that I am lucky to spend time with and keep busy. I enjoy reading, traveling, movies, and just plain relaxing.
What is your favorite food? Most anything fattening
Who influences you? Ellen DeGeneres. Her feel good, humorous attitude is contagious. She keeps things light and fun while also doing good in the world. She is a genuine kindhearted person.


Megan Howard
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member Megan Howard.

Megan is a Financial Advisor and Partner of The Howard Group of Baird.

What do you love most about your career?
I love the people I get to meet and am able to help make their life a little more simple and easier to understand to make a good decision for their life.
How do you spend your free time? My nights and weekends you can find me riding my motorcycle (when it's nice!). To calm myself down I love getting massages and pedicures, gardening and landscaping, cooking and reading a good self help book.
What is your favorite food? Mexican!
Who influences you? I've been in deep reading some of Brene Brown's books so I guess I'd love to be able to meet with her and pick her brain. I've been working through some difficult items such as shame and fear and her books have really put words to what my feelings/actions.


Christina Lynn
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial LLC.

What do you love most about your career? Helping women build a bright financial future

How do you spend your free time? I spend my free time with my 2 children (8&9 years old). I also love to read. I also super enjoy my adult hobby: Spartan races!

What is your favorite food? cantelope and thai food

Who influences you? Suze Orman. I'd like to hear about her experience as a female financial expert on a national platform. What she likes about it, what she dislikes about, how she got to that position, and any tips she had for me.



Leslie Morrow
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member welcomes
Leslie Rupiper Morrow.

Leslie is the State Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association South Dakota.

What do you love most about your career?
I love being able to make a difference in the lives of families impacted by Alzheimer's or a related dementia. There's no question this is a tough disease, but being able to assure people they are not alone on this journey, and connect them with resources is such an incredible gift.

How do you spend your free time?
When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my husband and our 7 year old son. We have lots of family "adventures" on the weekends, which is fun. I also love music, movies and scrapbooking.

What is your favorite food?
Italian food, in general

Who influences you?
Oprah. I find her fascinating because she's tried so many different things in life. I admire what she's done professionally, but also appreciate her view of the world. She seems to be a life-long learner, and is always trying to become the best version of herself.
Welcome, Leslie!


Molly Christianson
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member Molly Christianson, Communication & Leadership Coach with Empowered Coaching LLC.

What do you love most about your career? I LOVE everything about coaching! I love the moments when light-bulbs turn on, when energy is flowing. I love witnessing people accomplish their goals and become the person they want to be. I love being a "YES AND" for others.

How do you spend your free time? Learning, conquering fears, coaching girls sports, being a role model for my daughters and others... oh, and if it is a good day, taking an afternoon nap. 

What is your favorite food? Burger King Whopper Jr no mayo, please.

Who influences you? God-he is all powerful and all knowing. I don't know anyone else who can measure up to all of that. AND there are some really cool people on earth that I would LOVE to spend an hour with... too many to mention.



Stacie Dykstra
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member Stacie Dykstra, Director of Business Development with Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP.

What do you love most about your career? I love meeting and connecting with new people. I enjoy learning more about who they are as individuals, what makes them unique, and what role they play in their respective organization. I am fascinated by people's gifts and talents and what they are able to do and create every day.

How do you spend your free time?I love spending time with my family, going on vacation, reading lots of books. I also volunteer for various non-profit organizations. One of my passions is youth and I enjoy volunteering as a leader for our young people's organization at church.

What is your favorite food? Chocolate

Who influences you? I would like to meet Francis Chan. I am currently working through two of his studies: Crazy Love and The Book of James. I find him to be inspiring, engaging, and challenging. I am inspired by his focus on Christ, his family, and loving others. To meet him in person would be a tremendous honor.



Jennifer Tolk
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member 
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Jennifer Tolk.

What do you love most about your career? Helping families in the Sioux Falls area achieve the financial goals that are important to them.

How do you spend your free time? With my own family! 
Much of my time is attending events our kids are in - Kayli is 20, Mitchell 18 and Sawyer 12. And we love to travel and enjoy the outdoors.

What is your favorite food? Wet shrimp burrito from Jacky's

Who influences you? I would talk with Ben Franklin because his innovation and forward thinking was legendary.


Shauna Batcheller
Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women welcomes new member 
Shauna Batcheller, the owner Nest Companies.

What do you love most about your career? Creating things!

How do you spend your free time? Kids, dog, cooking, running, reading

What is your favorite food? wine

Who influences you? Shel Silverstein - I've been reading his poetry with my kids and I'm very curious about his life. He had a refreshing and humorous, yet dark, perspective on life.