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LESLIE SUE BROWN
42, is the co-founder and business manager of Ontogeny Advertising & Design, LLC in Mosinee.
My Work: I am the main point of contact for the business, handling sales, account management, project management, estimating, accounting and everyday business activities. What Led Me Here: I’ve always believed in giving back, from deciding to go into the United States Marine Corps right out of high school to volunteering in my community. I feel we all have something to contribute to the betterment of our society. I grew up in the Edgar area and moved away at 16 to live with my mom in Tampa, Florida. I finished high school there and enlisted into the Marine Corps which is where I met my husband. He is a Minnesota native. Since most of my family lives in this area, we were compelled to move back here. The connectedness of the community and good public schools were also very important. My Family: I have strong family values and I’m married with two children. I have a daughter who is 21 as well as is autistic and a son who is 15. I enjoy spending time with family, just hanging out at home, vacationing, going to movies or spending time out on the boat. My Role Model: My mom. She’s a very compassionate woman that raised seven children. She instilled a strong work ethic and never give up attitude in all of us. My Key To Success: To never give up. You may have setbacks, you may have to change course but if you keep moving forward, you will eventually reach your goals. My Greatest Achievement: My greatest achievement would be starting my own business. I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old-Self: To not sweat the small stuff. 80 | YOU | SUMMER 2017
Life’s Most Defining Moment: Being with my dad as he took his last breath and the overwhelming peace that came over him and me. It was quite an experience. It made me really think about what’s important in my life. My Inspiration: I find inspiration by listening to music. My Guilty Pleasure: Wine
Wausau, WI area Summer 2017