Meet the 2020-2021 ONN Board

We're committed to welcoming women to Oconomowoc and Lake Country.

If you ever need anything or have a suggestion, please reach out!

Meet the 2020-2021 ONN Board

We're committed to welcoming women to Oconomowoc and Lake Country. If you ever need anything or have a suggestion, please reach out!

President

Ellie Ebben

Vice President

Andrea Virsnieks

This is my second year in ONN and first year on the board. I did not get as involved as I wanted last year, so I decided I was going to jump all in this year. I have volunteered to be the vice president of the board and co-lead the couples sub-club. 

I moved to Lake Country about two years ago with my boyfriend when we bought our first house together. I grew up in a small town and moved to the Milwaukee area after graduating college. I knew I wanted to be near a bigger city, but once I found Oconomowoc I fell in love.  I love the small town feel and community that Oconomowoc/Lake Country offers. I am a CPA at CliftonLarsonAllen and specialize in working with Manufacturing and Distribution Clients. I do work a lot, but I also have many hobbies including working out, reading, walking my dog, and baking all kinds of sweets. I love being outside, day drinking, and being on a boat or near water! I currently do not own a boat, but would love to purchase one or just tag along on yours!
 

I originally joined ONN to meet a new tribe in Lake Country that are supportive, fun to hang out with, and like-minded women. As 2020 has started out with some interesting challenges, I am not going to let that deter me from building relationships with some great ladies, going on group dates with couples, trying new restaurants, and reading a couple new books.  I cannot wait to meet you at the next mingle whether that is virtually or in person!

Secretary

Jackie Szalacinski

Hi everyone! My name is Jackie. I am a wife, mom, postpartum nurse, and small business owner. I moved to Oconomowoc with my husband, Nick, in March of 2018 with our big, fluffy White German Shepherd.  We have fallen in love with this beautiful community and are so excited to watch our daughter grow up here—she’s two years old and the absolute coolest human I’ve ever met.

 

I joined ONN to find like-minded women, and other moms, in the area and to build life-long friendships with people who love to get out and do fun things as much as we do!

 

We’re a big hockey family—my husband is a full-time hockey coach, so game days are a big deal around here.

 

As your secretary, I am so excited to utilize my love of
organization and creativity 😍

 

I love to sew, Cricut, craft, and do yoga in my “spare time”.  I am also a HUGE Bloody Mary fan and will meet you anytime, anywhere for a good bloody. We love to spend time in the water in the summer and look forward to meeting some fun people to do fun things with!

 

Reach out to me anytime—my goal this year is to make EVERYONE feel welcome ❤️

Treasurer

Larissa Charais

Hello, I am this year’s treasurer. I have been a member of ONN for two years. My husband and I both grew up in Wisconsin, but spent 18 years living in Phoenix, AZ. We moved back to Wisconsin two years ago to be close to family. My family is in both the Milwaukee and Madison areas, and my husband’s family is in the Appleton and Eau Claire areas. We live in Oconomowoc and have four kids (three boys and a girl ages 3 to 11), as well as a dog who really misses the desert (he will NOT go outside if it’s raining or snowing). I work part-time from home as a CPA, doing accounting for small law firms.

I love to read, so I’ve been a regular in the book club. Since moving back to Wisconsin, I’ve been trying to get into gardening (with limited success so far!). I’m looking forward to meeting more new friends in the coming year!

Membership Coordinator

Mary Beth Freckmann

Hi, I’m Mary Beth and I’m excited to be on the board for ONN as Membership coordinator.

I moved to Oconomowoc 11 years ago and have loved every minute of it. I became an ONN member when I first moved here to meet new people in the Lake Country area and from the beginning was welcomed in every way. Now I’m back because I really want to connect more with women and families in our community.

I have three adult children. My two sons and daughter-in-law live and work in Madison and my daughter lives with me. My daughter, Madeleine is 27 and has Down Syndrome. She is engaged to be married on 9/05/2020. (it was supposed to be 5/30, but then the pandemic hit) I’m very involved in the Disability Community in SE Wisconsin and love to help families who have children with disabilities connect with other local families and resources.

I originally went to college for interior design, and switched gears halfway through and received a BA in Art Therapy. My career lead me to several different social work jobs before discovering my true love of Real Estate and staging. As a visual artist, my love of design, color and balance drew me into an obsession with, color psychology, staging and then real estate. (LOVE HGTV)

I love to make art, hike, bike, ski, kayak and talk design and real estate.

Social Media Coordinator

Aly McDonald

Hello Ladies, I am Aly –on Facebook you will find me as Alexandria! I moved to Ixonia last May (2019) from a small town near Fond du Lac. I live here with my husband (Jacob) and our two dogs (Roo and Shaila) and our four cats (Gazpacho, Baseball, Neverland and Princess Mirabella Purples Beyoncé). We joke we should sell admission to our house to see the zoo! We clearly love animals and had fostered dogs and a cat prior to moving here. Other than animals I love reading, baking, crafting, traveling and anything outdoors including hiking, camping and paddle boarding! I am pretty much up for any adventure and trying new things!

 

I joined ONN last fall after stumbling across the website while searching for a book club to join. At the time I was working from home for a company where I used to live so I was not meeting anyone in the area but knew I needed to. In the short time since I’ve joined I have met some truly wonderful women! I decided to join the board because I wanted to be more active within the club and push myself to meet more women and friends.  

 

I am looking forward to what this year will hold and very much looking forward to seeing you all soon! 

Hey ladies! I'm Ellie! I live in Oconomowoc with my husband (Zach) and two lab mixes (Harley & Abigail).  We've been married coming up on three years this September. No kids yet - but we are hoping to start a family soon! I myself, come from a large family, my mom is one of 7 kids, majority all living in the area. Interesting fact about myself-I am a triplet. I am squished in the middle of two boys. I work in Women's Health at Moreland OBGYN and every once in a while, I waitress at Zin in Delafield. 

 

During quarantine 2020, I took up two new hobbies for myself. Painting (canvas & walls) & kickboxing. 

 

Other than that, I love hosting parties, traveling, cooking, baking, bonfires & spending time with family. 

 

I joined ONN last year in hopes of meeting new incredible women. Especially now, we will thrive off the relationships from ONN, whether single friend to single friend, mom to mom, or like business women to each other. I have confidence in the empowerment & support from this group of women in the upcoming post covid months. I am excited what the new board has in store for this upcoming year! 

 

Please feel free to reach out to me regarding any new ideas you have for the club! 

 

Looking forward to seeing you ladies again & meeting any new faces! 

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