Angela has taken on the adventure of a lifetime by following her dream of being a business owner. As owner of Creative License Art Studio she teaches customers how to work with clay, bisque pottery, glass, and canvas. The favorite part of her day is selecting the masterpieces to showcase in the customer spotlight window. It is also very rewarding for her to see the transformations made, not only in the pieces of work created, but also in the artists creating them.
Angela grew up in South Eastern Wisconsin graduating from Oak Creek Highschool in 1998, then went on to UW Milwaukee to study Health Care Administration and Business. She currently resides in North Lake and enjoy the family time they can get together practicing Taekwondo, hiking, and playing board games.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I have a husband of 14 years named Dan (part owner as well) and Trent age 11 and Zoe age 9
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
After graduating UW Milwaukee with a Degree in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Business I went to work in Human Resources for several smaller family owned businesses. I currently am the Owner and Chief Creative Consultant at Creative License Art Studio.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
We both enjoy Casa Tequila, Beer Snobs and Boondocks
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
We moved to north Lake in 2010 when my daughter was 1. So 8 years.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
That’s a tough one as I find a lot of people interesting. I think Dick Strausburg has been the most influential in my journey though.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
I would love to travel to the Philippines to learn more about the culture etc…
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
I”m not big on TV shows but Star wars is a favorite movie.
Q: What advice would you give to people?
You do you! If you focus on bettering yourself and don’t worry about what others think about you, you’ll get far in life.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list. I just live.
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Right now… the Whiskey Belles.
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
If I want to do lunch with someone I do it. I really live in the moment. So that question is really tough. I would meet for lunch at Loaf and Jug.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
I love the small town vibe the community has.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
I hope to s focus on my family more.
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I do not have an art degree.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
Favorite month: March (my birthday month, plus its getting warmer.) Holiday is Christmas.
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Park avenue Pizza
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My family. Especially my husband.
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Pizza and fudge cooking
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Home sweet home