Please get to know our CHAMBER BOARD CHAIRMAN – MATT GAULKE! Matt not only serves as our BOARD CHAIR, but he also participates as one of our fantastic CHAMBER AMBASSADORS! He is a busy man and we are so grateful to have him as a part of the Hartland Chamber❤️

Matt Gaulke is a Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer(NMLS 296387) with Great Midwest Bank in Hartland. He is proud to have been with Great Midwest for 14 years. Great Midwest Bank is a local community bank focused on residential mortgage lending and operates for the benefit of their depositors, borrowers, and communities they serve. The consultative approach used by Great Midwest Bank in the mortgage process helps ensure customers are well-informed and their needs are fit to the right product.

10 Things I can’t live without

1. Family – I’ve been married to my wife Rachel for 12 years. We have 3 children, Reid(9), Ainsley(7), and Cade(4).

2. Vassar – Vassar is our dog, a Hungarian Vizsla. Even at 11 years old, she has equal energy to most puppies and keeps us very active. Vizsla’s are known to be “velcro” dogs as they ALWAYS have to be close to you…Vassar is no exception.

3. Wisconsin Sports Teams – Packers, Bucks, Brewers, Badgers, Marquette, etc.

4. Competition – Competing provides an energy boost for me. Poker, board games, yard games in the summer, my team vs. your team, trivia, just about anything. Being part of successful organizations like the Hartland Chamber of Commerce and Great Midwest Bank, it is always fun to share in group success as well.

5. Learning New Things – I enjoy reading. My current choice is “The 21st Century Card Counter” by Colin Jones. It discusses strategy for a favorite card game of mine…blackjack.

6. Summertime – Warm weather, lakes, BBQ’s, outdoors with family/friends, golf, watching my kids play sports. My favorite season!

7. Camping – An annual family tradition since I was 8 years old when my parents took my sister and I for the 1st time. Rachel and I now take our kids with a large group of family and friends to the Minocqua area every summer.

8. Music/Concerts – At home, we have a Spotify playlist on quite often with a good mix of something for everyone. Rachel and I are anxiously awaiting the rescheduled date for the Kenny Chesney show at Miller Park (was supposed to be 4/25, but postponed due to the virus).

9. Numbers – That’s why I like working at a bank. Percentages, calculations, ratios, risk assessment. All very fun!

10. Travel – I love Wisconsin and I love being at home in Oconomowoc, but our family loves to travel. All of this time off has given our family an opportunity to come up with ideas for a future adventure!

HAVE YOU MET OUR DYNAMIC BOARD MEMBER KRISTA MORRISSEY? WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER ON OUR TEAM! LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KRISTA….

Krista Morrissey is certified professional Life & Leader Coach through the International Coach Federation, a high energy public speaker, an engaging facilitator, and an organization development specialist. She has over two decades of domestic and international business experience focusing on change, leadership, culture and team growth.

Krista is the Chief Growth Officer of Choices Coaching & Consulting and a bestselling author. As an adjunct instructor for the School of Business at Waukesha County Technical College, she serves on its Advisory Boar for the Leadership Development and Quality Management programs.

In addition to coaching and working with businesses and organizations, Krista designs, hosts and facilitates Growth Camps and Women’s Retreats around topics that are real, relevant and thought provoking. When speaking and facilitating, the audience is brought out of their seats and into the topic. There is not sitting on the sidelines when Krista is in the room.

After interacting with Krista, she wants you to feel heard and appreciated, she wants you to laugh, and she wants you to say, “I want more of that.”

PLEASE SAY HELLO TO HARTLAND CHAMBER’S AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH – CHRISTINA LIGON!

Christina Ligon currently serves as an Ambassador for the Hartland Chamber. She enjoys volunteering within the community and building relationships with local business leaders.

Christina is a Senior Personal Banker at First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC). She has worked at the Hartland branch for the past three years and enjoys finding unique solutions for her customers varying financial needs. First Bank Financial Centre is a proud, independent community bank, whose mission is to Make Lives Better.

Christina currently lives in Pewaukee with her husband Kyle and their two dogs Bale and Redick. In their spare time they enjoy travelling and attending various local festivals throughout the Lake Country Area.