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When it comes to being an intelligent and successful entrepreneur in a once male-centered industry, Eva Nieto-Baker has broken the mold.
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“My dad was employed with IBP and my mother worked in housekeeping for the local hospital and eventually they “retired,” but they still worked part-time at the post office,” Eva remembers. “No matter how hard they worked and how tired they felt, they always made our family a priority." From a young age, Eva was fascinated with human anatomy and how the body functions. She made education a priority and found herself excelling in math and science courses. “Growing up, I loved school and learning, and I was determined to become a doctor,” Eva shares.
Eva’s loving parents wanted a better life for their family, so they eventually moved from Mexico to Dakota City, NE, and then planted their roots in South Sioux City, NE. Eva learned the importance of hard work and perseverance as she watched her parents work multiple jobs to provide for their family.
Upon graduating high school in the top 10% of her class, Eva received a full-ride academic scholarship to Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, where she majored in biology and had intentions of attending medical school upon college graduation. During her sophomore year of college, a short move to Las Vegas, NV, made her question her life plan.
va has not only created and operated Maya Modification in Sioux City, IA, but she also manages Baker Psychology in addition to being a wife and mother. This artistic beauty and self-proclaimed nerd-at-heart has demonstrated that you can turn any dream into reality.
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hen I was in Las Vegas, I randomly took a job where I worked as a receptionist at a tattoo shop and there I was exposed to tattooing and piercing,” Eva says. This job not only helped Eva learn about the body modification industry but also opened her eyes to a different career path, something that intrigued Eva. Knowing the importance of school and wanting to fulfill her commitment to her academic scholarship, Eva moved to Sioux City, IA, where she continued classes at Wayne State. “When I moved back, I was attending classes and working evenings at a local tattoo studio as an apprentice piercer.” Eva explains that about a year later, there was a situation with the current owner of the tattoo shop and Eva was offered the opportunity to purchase his equipment. “I was young, like 20 years old,” Eva remembers.
“But I was determined to start my own shop and I was fortunate that I had so much love and support from my parents, especially my mother.” In the late 1990s and early 2000s, being young, a minority and female in the tattoo industry was very rare in addition to owning your own tattoo and piercing shop. Eva’s mom became her number one supporter both mentally and financially as she helped Eva navigate becoming a small business owner while breaking barriers along the way.
The name ‘Maya” in Maya Modification was in honor of her Mayan heritage. “While I was growing up, I noticed that there were not a lot of kids who looked like me or shared my same family dynamic and traditions,” Eva shares. “I was so proud of my parents, their work ethic and my culture that I wanted to incorporate that into my company name.” In late 1999, Eva opened her doors to Maya Modification with the intent to provide top-quality service to others while continuing to educate herself to be superior in the industry. “I immediately wanted to learn from the best and provide not only quality service, but in the safest and most sterile environment possible, because I knew my clients were trusting me with something meaningful and permanent,” Eva shares. Eva went to San Francisco, CA, where she studied body piercing and branding from Fakir Musafar, a renowned and prominent body modifier who was one of the founders of this form of body art. With a wealth of knowledge learned and dedication to perfecting her craft, Eva started Maya Modification by being the sole piercer. At 20 years of age, she would attend class during the day and then go to
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Maya’s where she worked long hours at night while continuing to educate herself about the industry as a commitment to her clients.
As each busy day went by, Eva’s love and knowledge of body modification evolved, as did her following of people who grew to love and respect her as an artist and Maya’s as a reputable business. The respect and protection of her clients have always been a priority for Eva and within a couple years of opening her shop, Eva realized there was a bigger problem that compromised the safety of minors who were coming into her shop looking to get piercings. “I remember teens coming in with much older adults, not their parents, and wanting to get piercings that I didn’t feel comfortable doing,” Eva recalls. “There were multiple times kids would come in with infected piercings because they were being administered in an unhygienic environment.” At the time, there was no law regarding piercing minors. So, anyone, at any age could receive a piercing, anywhere they wanted. This gray area did not sit well with Eva as she respected and abided by the laws put in place regarding tattooing, but when it came to laws on body piercing, there weren’t any. Eva felt her hands were tied with the openness of piercing and wanted to put forth a change. “I decided to go to a city council meeting and voice my concerns,” Eva remembers. “After giving my speech, the board agreed and I was able to work with local lawmakers to get a piercing law passed in Sioux City, IA, so that the safety and protection of minors would be covered.”
Eva at the art center with her photograph by Ron Johns; she was part of the exhibition Facing a Changed World Eva modeling at the Style and Sound fashion show, presented by Gia Emory and the Sioux City Conservatory of Music
To date, Sioux City is one of the only cities in Iowa with piercing laws, something Eva feels very proud of. “For me, it was protecting children, whether they were clients of mine or not, and making sure that if a minor wanted a piercing, it would be given in a sterile environment and done properly and appropriately,” Eva states.
s Maya Modification continued to expand, so did Eva’s family. Sadly, about sixteen years ago, Eva’s mother passed away. But Eva found comfort and support in her second biggest cheerleader, her husband, Aaron.
Together Eva and Aaron have built a family with their three gorgeous children, making sure to incorporate the values and love that her parents instilled in her family when she was growing up. In addition to running and managing Maya’s, Eva also started the bookkeeping and office managing of her husband’s family psychology business. When asked about how she manages it all, she laughs and admits that it is tough sometimes, but being busy and working hard is something she has done all her life. It has been 24 years since Eva opened Maya’s. Eva has welcomed various tattoo artists to work with her and currently added two piercers to her shop. Eva’s reputation in the body modification industry has been instrumental as she has not only been able to implement new laws regarding piercing, but she became the first body brander in the Siouxland area and continues to be the only one who offers this form of body art. Eva credits her mother’s wise advice in not overspending or using credit cards and keeping her business small to be able to accommodate and focus on her clients and supporters. At the end of a long day, most of the time it’s in the early morning hours, Eva reflects on the life she has built and the business she created. “I am so lucky to have the support and love of not only my family, but the community as well,” Eva says. While the road to get to where she is today wasn’t always smooth, the encouragement and welcoming of Eva’s vision and dreams helped cultivate the dream job that Eva didn’t know was possible.
“I know how personal and important tattooing and piercings are to people,” Eva shares. “I am so honored to be able to be a part of that memory for people and to support their vision to keep their special moments alive.”
Eva and her daughter Evie on the rooftop of their home in Mexico
Eva’s children enjoying a hot day by the pool in Mexico
Eva and her husband, Dr. Aaron Baker, in Mexico
Eva graduated in the top 10% of her high school class and graduated with a degree in biology from Wayne State University. She still has a love of learning and enjoys reading and taking various classes to expand her knowledge.
Eva loves to travel with her family both in and out of the country. Her favorite place to visit is going back home to their house in Mexico. Eva shares that they own a house in the Northern Yucatan Peninsula. The property has been in the family for decades, fulfilling her mother’s dreams of having the land enjoyed and kept within their family.
Eva received her first tattoo when she was 17 years old. She shares that a friend did a stick and poke tattoo on her. Eva and her family vacationing in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. Eva’s parents are from Progreso and they vacation there once a year
Eva received her first body piercing (besides ears) when she was 18 and got her tongue pierced. Sundays are Eva’s day to relax and not work. She loves to spend time with her kids and husband.
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Everyone will have the opportunity to kick off the Christmas season in Siouxland at the end of November with an event featuring beautifully decorated Christmas trees. The second annual Abu Bekr Parade of Trees will take place Nov. 24-Dec. 2 at the historical Shrine Temple in Sioux City, offering designers an opportunity to showcase their talents in holiday decorating and patrons to cast a vote for the chance to win their favorite. Proceeds from the event will go directly to local philanthropic programs of the Fraternal Order of Shriners. According to Patrick Jensen, chair of the event, other Shrine organizations have been presenting this type of event often under the name “Feztival” of Trees, referencing the fraternity’s most distinctive symbol - its red hat with black tassel. “Siouxland has a Festival of Trees in which decorated trees are displayed and then auctioned off to the public,” he said. “Since Siouxland already had an event by that name, we elected to call our event Parade of Trees, playing on what the public mostly knows Shriners for - entertaining crowds in parades all summer long.” The difference between the two is the Parade of Trees is a raffle, Jensen added. “Each tree has a minimum value of $500 with gifts of all kinds,” he said. “Each attendee is invited to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each that can be placed in the ticket box corresponding to each tree for a chance to win it.” On the last day of the event, one ticket will be drawn out of each tree’s ticket box and one lucky person will walk away winning the tree, the decorations and all the gifts and prizes that go with that tree, Jensen explained.
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“Also, with every adult paid admission, the participant is given a drawing slip to be filled out and entered into the drawing box of one special tree we have called the Lottery Tree,” he said. “This tree has $500 worth of scratch tickets waiting to be won by one lucky adult of legal gambling age.” Jensen emphasized this event does not require the patron to have a lot of money to be able to enjoy it. “As Masons, we believe that we meet on the ‘level,’ which means regardless of our station in life, mankind is all equal,” he said, “So, at no charge to the patrons, we have kids’ crafts on the tables in the cafe area,” he said. “Children can see and take their pictures with Santa as well.” Jensen, who has been a Shriner for 15 years, has first-hand knowledge of what the Shriners do when his son Micah was born with spina bifida in 2007.
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“When he was about a year old, we were referred to the Shrine Hospital in Minneapolis,” he said. “At that time, I decided to get involved to help ensure this philanthropy and generosity continues.” Admission for the Shriners Parade of Trees on Nov. 24-Dec. 2 is $5 for ages 16 and older. Children under the age of 16 are free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
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1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha; set aside. 2. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet/pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. 3. Stir in snow peas and broccoli until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Add protein and cook thoroughly. 4. Stir in egg noodles and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine. 5. Serve immediately.
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KELLEY DICKEY-CUDDY PHD, LMHC Kelley received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University. She has extensive experience as a psychotherapist working with adults, children, and families with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, unresolved past trauma/abuse, grief/ loss, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and developmental passages and life transitions. Kelley has training and experience in several evidenced-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR. Her approach is client-centered based on building a therapeutic relationship and collaborating to develop and achieve goals toward personal growth and holistic well-being. Kelley’s expertise and passion center on addressing unconscious processes that contribute to an individual’s distress, uncertainty, and interpersonal conflicts. She uses techniques such as work with images, mind-body connections, and dreams to foster the creative potential within and to assist an individual in understanding the deeper layers of meaning underlying their struggles. Kelley values the important role of faith within one’s life journey, has training and experience in Spiritual Direction, and if desired, can incorporate spiritual concepts and principles to facilitate healing and recovery.
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unconscious Do you ever wonder why you repeat the same patterns of behavior, and why it can be so hard to stop? Your unconscious mind could hold some answers.
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The unconscious mind is a part of an individual’s psyche that influences our reactions, behavior and emotions, and it’s tied to a person’s instincts. Kelley Dickey-Cuddy is an intake specialist at Plains Area Mental Health whose job is to help determine which mental health services will best meet the needs of Plains Area clients. She’s also a therapist who extensively studied psychology. Each individual’s unconscious mind has a powerful effect on the quality of their life, she said. “Consciousness is our area (of) awareness. It’s our will. It’s directed, rational behavioral choices. It’s within our understanding. The unconscious is creative. It’s instinctual. It’s non-rational, which doesn’t mean it’s irrational. It’s emotional rather than logical,” Kelley said. “Often unconscious processes are where trouble begins. It’s out of our awareness, yet it influences us.” Kelley describes the unconscious mind as instinctual, unseen, unknown and yet still able to influence people and drive them to certain behaviors and reactions that may be unhealthy. The unconscious mind is out of people’s awareness, yet it’s powerful. It can be affected by issues such as anxiety from unhealed trauma. “We’re driven to repeat patterns we know aren’t working,” Kelley said. “The unconscious is the hidden influence without our understanding. We’re really just prone to be influenced by things we don’t understand.” “It seems like when the unconscious is trying to speak or trying to teach us or direct us, it goes against what our conscious life is doing,” Kelley said. “We tend not to listen to it. Like a hungry dog that just wants to be fed. The unconscious just wants to be heard and wants to be included. It has a part to play in who we are and how we develop. … It continues to get louder in order to be attended to.”
For example, consider a time when a gut feeling you couldn’t explain urged you to take a course of action — or not. If you ignored that gut feeling, you may have been pushing aside what your unconscious mind was trying to tell you. The good news is that there are therapies and techniques specifically designed to help people understand the influence their unconscious is having in their lives — and that knowledge can be life-changing. Therapies that tap into the unconscious are often creative, such as working with dreams, writing and the body. These therapies use artistic means of expression such as drawing and painting to bring unconscious images into our consciousness — and that knowledge can be used to make logical decisions about changing behavior or the way someone reacts to situations, Kelley said. “If you find you are driven to repeat unhealthy patterns, if what you’re doing to break those isn’t working (such as having a support system, a healthy diet, exercise, rest) is not working and your symptoms are continuing to increase, it’s time (to seek help),” Kelley said. Therapy can help you discover the deeper causes of your behavior and help you become more self-aware, she said. “That which we’re aware of we’re able to make decisions about. We’re able to work with what we know in terms of decision-making about our behaviors, our emotions. We have more of a sense of control about that which we understand and are aware of,” Kelley said.
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Artist What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?
Who was the most inf luential person to you (artistically speaking)?
When it comes to my paintings, I guess I love it when people are surprised that they are paintings. Or that the paintings I do are done with acrylic. Part of why I like to paint is because I like to challenge myself to be a better artist. As for contributing, my business (Out of Town Tattoo), started a downtown Le Mars art walk this year! It runs May-September on the last Thursday of the month! More information can be found on our Facebook page including more about the Art Walk event. I also volunteer for the Le Mars Arts Center when I can.
I’m not the mushy sort but I’d have to say my husband, Jonas. He has been painting much longer than myself. He was always getting out and about, painting at events, whereas I never really liked it. Then when I decided I wanted to better myself as a painter, he was/is always there to push and support me. He is my biggest fan.
How do you want to be remembered? Hopefully positively.
What habits do you have that encourage creativity? I’m not sure that I have any particular habits; I just don’t do lazy well. I’m always working on something. As a tattoo artist, I’m always working on drawings for my upcoming clients, which then will turn into me working on other projects. I am very scatterbrained - many projects all at once. I did a personal painting challenge for the month of April 2023 where I completed a painting every single day for the entire month whether I wanted to or not. Mostly to teach myself something. Other than the days when I was just burnt out, I feel like I was more organized that month than ever. Maybe I should do it again.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
What would you tell your younger self ?
Visit Bali. See an active volcano. And, I want to take my two corgis to Corgi-Con!
Nothing. All my experiences, the good and the bad, have made me the person, the artist I am today. Well, maybe stretch more. My posture is terrible lol.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
What’s your favorite piece of art? Why? Years ago, I purchased a painting called Eleballs from a friend and a fellow artist at the tattoo shop I was working at in Roseville, CA named Brandon Clingan. This piece is a vibrant, silly painting of an elephant/wiener dog-type creature blowing happy face bubbles on a bright abstract background. It makes me happy and I love it. People either love it and want to steal it or are confused by it. To me, that’s how art is supposed to make you feel. It’s always the centerpiece of my living room.
I may make some enemies with this but, there is such a thing as too much cheese. Not really a fan.
What is one art rule you always follow? Varnish.
If you could invite four famous people to dinner, who would you choose? Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, M.C. Escher and Paul Rudd. I bet there would be some weird conversations.
If you could replay one moment in your life, what would you choose? I don’t want to replay anything; I just want to create more moments to enjoy.
What are three words to describe your art collection? Realistic, quirky and moody.
Where can our readers learn more about your work? They can visit my website at Jessi-Lynch.com or find me on Facebook.
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MEET THE VETERINARIAN PROFESSIONAL LIFE Who or what inspired you to become a veterinarian? I knew my life would lead me to work with animals in some capacity. The decision to become a vet came while working at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. The staff there showed me how to make a profound difference in the life of an animal and what a wild adventure being a vet can be.
What are some of the funny moments you have had working as a vet? I love it when people ask for body parts back after surgery: an amputated tail, a pulled tooth, even the testicles after a neuter! I have also had people show me their illnesses, regardless of the location on their body, to see if I can help. And at least once or twice a year, we have someone who finds a “tick” on their dog’s belly and it won’t come off no matter how hard they pull… it’s a nipple.
Where did you receive your training and what do you specialize in? I received my Associate of Arts degree from the Minneapolis Community & Technical College. I received my undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation with a minor in Biology from the University of Minnesota. I also received my Veterinary Medical degree from the University of Minnesota. The areas of veterinary medicine I enjoy most are soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.
What do you consider the most important things about caring for a pet, including what they should stay up-to-date on? Besides the basics of food, shelter, water and love, I think one of the things people forget about is training. Obedience training not only helps instill healthy doggy manners, but it also plays a big role in keeping your dog happy, healthy and safe.
Tell us about your veterinary practice and the services you provide. What makes you unique? South Sioux Animal Hospital is a three-doctor, small animal veterinary clinic. We have cared for pets in the Siouxland area for over 50 years. We provide care for sick pets, as well as preventative care to keep pets healthy. We deliver a range of services including surgeries, dental procedures, vaccines and much more. What I feel makes us unique is that we take the time to listen to the pet owners and come up with a treatment plan that fits the pet and the owner, both physically and financially. What do you find most rewarding about being a vet? The most rewarding thing about being a vet is getting to care for animals and help the families that care about them! The most challenging part is the time commitment. We work regular business hours but are also on call for after-hour emergencies, which can be physically and emotionally exhausting.
What’s a common misconception most people have about animals/pets? My pet doesn’t need a yearly physical exam: Your pet’s yearly physical exam helps us pick up any signs of disease early on. Most of the time, there are no issues, but it’s a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you have and for us to get an update on your pet’s health status. I frequently discover health issues while performing yearly exams, and I’m grateful to be able to catch them quickly. We are also not legally allowed to prescribe preventative medications such as flea and tick products without seeing your pet on a yearly basis. What is your favorite aspect of practicing veterinary medicine? Being able to save critically ill animals. When a pet enters our hospital struggling to survive and walks out of the hospital back into the arms of his or her owners… it’s the best feeling ever. What advice would you give to young professionals looking to work with animals and become a vet? You must love animals, of course, but a love of science, teamwork, compassionate care and people are equally necessary. Get good grades in math and science. Also, consider getting involved in extracurricular activities.
PERSONAL LIFE Tell us about your life growing up. I was born in Akron, Iowa but grew up in Minnesota. I was very involved in gymnastics growing up, and I did play one (painful to watch) season of soccer. I have two sisters and a brother. I moved back to Sioux City after I graduated from college. My entire family now lives in the Siouxland area. Did you have a favorite/special pet growing up? Favorite animal? My favorite pet growing up was a cat named Bootsy. She was a sweet, little Siamese mix who loved to be cuddled. Tell us about your family today (including pets!). My husband Jon and I have been married for 19 years. Jon is a dedicated and fun husband and father. He’s a pilot for Wells Blue Bunny. We have a 12-year-old son named Ace. Every day I’m amazed at what a cool kid he is. Ace is smart, kind and crazy! We also have an 8-year-old daughter named Shelby. She is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and loves all things that make her glitter and sparkle. We started fostering kids about five years ago, so, at any given time, there is an extra kid or two in our crazy home. Right now, we have two cats, One-Eyed Wille and Youth. Our dog, Ralphie, crossed the Rainbow Bridge this past year.
How do you stay motivated, both personally and professionally? Professionally, I have surrounded myself with an amazing and deeply dedicated team. I would not be able to do what I do every day without my colleagues and team. Knowing that we are all there to do something meaningful is a powerful motivator. Personally, my family is my motivation. My family goes above and beyond to lift me up, support me and show me they care. What is one goal you’re currently striving toward? My current goal is to be a little more organized in my personal life. I do my best work in utter chaos but being more organized may free up some of my time and energy.
Do you have a personal motto? If you have a moment to catch your breath…add more chaos. What do you like most about the Sioux City community? I love that there is no traffic! There is a lot of stuff to do in Sioux City without the headaches of a big city. How do you spend your spare time? Any hobbies? Haha, what is spare time? Honestly, most of my free time is spent getting my kids to various activities. My dream day would be spent birdwatching, camping and hiking. What would you tell your younger self? Don’t take out so many student loans! What’s the best piece of advice you ever received? Luck comes from hard work. What are you most proud of? I am proud of owning a successful business; it takes a lot of courage, faith and energy.
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Foundation: Valerie Tallerico, DPM, FACFAS is Stepping Up to Provide Exceptional Foot and Ankle Care By: Michaela Feldmann
Valerie Tallerico, DPM, FACFAS, a dual-board certified foot and ankle surgeon, has known the importance of your feet and ankles since she was a young girl. She’s now among the small percentage of women nationwide who are female surgeons. But her passion started with her love of gymnastics. “Growing up, I was very active in athletics, particularly competitive gymnastics. I knew as a gymnast, one’s foot and ankle health was crucial to success. I was also interested in medicine and the human body. I was majoring in Human Physiology and Exercise Science, and I knew I wanted do something in the medical realm but wasn’t sure what until I was a sophomore in college. My friend’s mother had mentioned to me to look into Podiatry-Foot and Ankle. Once I looked into this profession, this appeared to be the correct fit for me. It encompassed my passion for medicine by involving a surgical/clinical component, my gymnastics background, and my interest in the health of the human body.”
And just like her days vary, so do her patients. She sees patients from three months to 100 years old.
That’s another big passion of hers – getting young girls interested in the world of STEM.
“Foot or ankle pain can impact anyone. If your foot hurts, it will impact your quality of life and your mental and emotional state. For you to stand or walk, you need to have a sound foot and ankle. Our feet support our whole body. In order for your hip to work, your foot has to work right. A lot of people don’t think about that. It really supports the whole weight of your body.”
“It can be really hard for young girls, especially in middle or high school,” says Dr. Tallerico. “We’re told what to wear, what the expectation is for women and we are made to feel we have to fill a specific role sometimes rather than chase those passions. That’s why I think early mentorship, early exposure to the sciences and getting girls interested in STEM is so critical.”
Another perk of the job for Dr. Tallerico? She works with her husband, Kosta Antonopoulos, DPM, FACFAS.
Now rather than balancing on a beam, she’s balancing her family and patients. Every day, she helps make her patients’ lives better as a foot and ankle surgeon at UnityPoint Clinic Foot & Ankle Surgery.
“Despite being married and colleagues, we have found our flow on how to manage and separate work from home and family life. We have two kids and they have very busy lives. But we’ve found a great balance. At work we can pick each other’s minds on certain cases, we even operate and do surgeries together. However, once we get home, we focus on our family. “
And she says she feels honored to be among the group of women helping make lives better in medicine.
“My job varies on a daily basis. Daily I can be in the office seeing and treating patients, even doing minor procedures or in the operating room performing a variety of foot and ankle surgeries. Our practice is highly surgical. We perform all foot and ankle surgeries including bunion and hammertoe correction, flat foot correction, ankle stabilization procedures, tendon repairs, foot and ankle fractures, and more. I spend a lot of time in the hospital as well during the week or even some weekends managing inpatients who have come in with foot and ankle fractures or foot and ankle infections as well.”
But she never forgot where her passions started. In fact, Dr. Tallerico is a part-time gymnastics coach. “It’s so great to be active with those young girls and get back to my roots. They ask me all the time what I do, and I get to help some of them become interested in medicine or science.”
“I hope to see that number continue to grow as well. I would tell any other women out there who are interested in medicine to go for it! A lot of times, we are taught you won’t fit the profession well, or you are incapable, or you can’t manage this with family life. I would tell them it is completely doable. It’s about finding your rhythm to make both work. Anything in medicine is a great opportunity to help change people’s lives, help them succeed and perform miracles sometimes. It’s amazing to be a part of that - something so special in someone else’s life.
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Michael Bourne, Zach Brannan, Valerie Norby and Colten Wright have all been part of Dakota Valley Cross Country since their 7th grade year. Their dedication toward Cross Country speaks volumes. Joe Cross joined us this year and
he has been a strong leader and someone all the runners look up to. His running accomplishments have been amazing to watch and be a part of. Max Boelter has been part of DVXC for five years, Grant Harder and Lewis Pick have been part of
DVXC for three years. They have had so much growth throughout the years. Brayden Karkalik has been part of the team for two years but it seems like he has been here since the rest. He has fit in perfectly and is a huge part of the varsity team.
Dakota Valley Cross Country Team runs as one, works as a team and finishes as a family. We train every year to peak for state, but our goal is to make running a lifetime sport! Tiffany Wendling, 7th - 12th Boys and Girls Cross Country Head Coach
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to Yours... Amanda’s Crumble Blueberry Muffins MUFFIN BATTER In mixer combine: • 5 eggs • 1 cup of sugar • 1 cup of brown sugar Mix 1 minute, next add: • 4 oz cream cheese • 1 cup yogurt (plain, vanilla, or blueberry) • 1/2 cup sour cream Mix 2 minutes or until creamy, next add: • 2 tbsp vanilla pudding mix • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 1/2 tsp of almond extract • 1 cup vegetable oil Mix 2 minutes, next add: • 1 can blueberry pie filling Mix 1 minute, next add: • 1 tsp salt • 6 tsp baking powder • 4 1/2 cups flour Mix 2 minutes - low speed
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CRUMBLE TOPPING • 1 cup flour • 2/3 cup sugar • 1/3 cup brown sugar • 1 tsp cinnamon • 1/2 cup melted butter • Mix with fork until crumbly DIRECTIONS 1. Add liners to muffin tins and lightly spray with baking spray. 2. Fill tins 2/3 full. 3. Generously add crumble topping to each filled tin so topping covers most of batter. 4. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown. 5. Cool in tins for 10 minutes.
PUMPKIN BARS INGREDIENTS • 4 eggs • 1 cup oil • 2 cups white sugar • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree • 1 tsp vanilla • 2 cups flour • 1 tsp baking soda • 2 tsp cinnamon
FROSTING • 8 oz cream cheese (softened) • 1/2 cup butter (softened) • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar • 2 tsp vanilla • A little milk to make the frosting smooth to spread on bars
DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Cream eggs, oil, white sugar, vanilla and pumpkin puree until well mixed. Then add flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix all together. 3. Spread into a greased large cookie sheet (11x14). 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 5. Cool completely and frost.
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Selling a home can be stressful. There are many dynamics that must occur and the actual task of moving itself takes planning. Proper timing is essential with home moves. Sellers must vacate and should have the property cleaned for the Buyer’s final walk-through prior to close. As one REALTOR® advised, this is a critical point in the sale and a property looks different once all the furniture is gone. The normal wear and tear shows. Therefore, give yourself ample time to be packed and ready to load when the truck parks outside your door.
The world is full of checklists, of which I am a big fan. Here is my “Get Ready to Move” list with a few personal notes from my professional experience.
ONE MONTH BEFORE MOVE
ONE TO FIVE DAYS BEFORE MOVING
(OR AS SOON AS YOU HAVE A CLOSING date)
m Decide on the How and Who to move:
Maybe this will be your buddies being called in for a few favors plus the promise of a case of beer; however, this is an important part of your move, so the investment of a credible moving company may be worth the cost. Of course, there is the rent-the-U-Haul and do-it-yourself option, which is labor intensive…do you have the muscle power for this?
Leave it clean.
m Purchase boxes, tape and other important moving necessities: If you know you will be moving, start saving every Amazon box you can! Purchasing boxes can be expensive and think about how many cardboard boxes go in the trash or recycling. Post on social media your need for these items; trust me, others will pass on their stash! Consider converting blankets and towels to use for wrapping delicate or large items.
m Cleanse, throw and donate: Just do it, you’ll be glad you did. Do this even before you list and then do it again a month before you pack. Consider the two-year rule of if you have not worn it or used it for two years, toss it or donate it. Clearing the clutter is a cleanse we all need!
m Clean the kitchen appliances: Again, leave it clean. No ketchup bottle stains. Enough said.
m Kitchen cabinets, drawers, bathroom, vanity drawers: Again, clean it. No one wants your crumbs.
m Clean out the garage and shed: Depending on how much you have stored in these areas, you may need to start earlier. Many start these spaces after the house is packed, but that’s not a great idea. You’re fatigued by this time and your energy level may be dwindling. The sooner the better for this space for cleaning and clearing.
m Pack suitcases for a three-day stay: It may be less, but be prepared to live out of your suitcase for a couple of days, even if you’re just moving across town.
two WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
m Empty the fuel from your lawnmower, power tools, etc.:
m Double-check the dishwasher and washer:
In addition to this, sort through cleaning products that may not be allowed to be transported with the moving company. Use them up so they don’t go to waste. Reminder: aerosol cans do not transport well, especially if the temperature rises.
m Notify your internet, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning, lawn maintenance and postal change of address form online: I had a Seller forget to cancel the lawn fertilizer service. The company did not know the property had been sold and therefore applied the fertilizer a month after closing. The Former owner had to pay the bill as they were under contract. Make your list and start notifying!
m Blue Tape: The blue roll is handy for more than just painting. Once you have cleared and cleaned out a cabinet, blue tape it so you know it is done.
m Leave a drawer for manuals And warranties: This is appreciated. As you come across the original manual for the 10-year-old washer, leave it for the new owner. They may never need it but neither will you once you move. They can decide if they want to keep it.
More than once the new owners have been surprised by the last forgotten load.
m Movers and you: Give movers a tour and any specific instructions on what to move or not move. Communicate what flooring needs to be covered with plastic. Find out when they take their breaks and if you can provide lunch. Moving day pizza is for everyone! Make it a team effort.
m Photograph the finals: Put your phone’s camera to use. As rooms are cleared, take a photo of the final condition as you remove your blue tape. Take a photo of the final meter read on the water and fuel tank if there is one.
m Key and garage door remote: The most often forgotten item to leave behind is the remote…all of them. Be kind and make sure the batteries do not need to be changed and that the device is working. Labeling your keys is also a really nice gesture!
m LEAVE: As you say your final goodbyes to your home, leave a note for the next owner with any instructions that may be helpful to them as well as your forwarding address in case they receive some of your mail. You may want to leave well wishes too. As you embark on your next journey in life at your new location, the new owners are starting theirs as well. Leave some good karma.
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