ONE ON ONE WITH US…. I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW

Gene Schulfer

What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?

I love riding the trails of Central and Northern WI with LouAnn. We have enjoyed snowmobiling together since before we were married. We were “sled-less” for several years because we had no time to ride after our boys were born, and while we were spending so much time building up our business. Several years ago we got snowmobiles again and recently we purchased Polaris side-by-side UTV's and have discovered a new world of warm weather trail riding. Mud can be as much fun as snow!

If you didn't work in this profession, what would you be?

If I wasn't a financial advisor I would be doing something related to high performance motorized vehicles.

Why do you like living in Central Wisconsin?

I enjoy so many things about this area. You can run into people you know almost everywhere. It's easy to get around. We can live in the country and be less than a 20 minute drive to our office in the city. We are only 2-3 hours from several major cities.

What is a favorite place that you've been?  Where would you like to travel?

My favorite trip was to Santa Barbara, CA. The beauty of the beaches, ocean, and mountains were amazing. I would like to visit more of the national park areas in the Western US, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.


LouAnn Schulfer

What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?  

I love to drive things.  In the winter, my therapist is a Polaris Rush Pro S – a snowmobile.  When the snow has melted, I burn off stress off-road riding in my UTV, a Polaris Razor 900 S.  When I have to drive ON the roads, my favorite vehicle is my '69 Camaro Z28, which has matching paint to my husband's '69 Chevelle.  

If you didn't work in this profession, what would you be?

A professional musician or a professional driver of some sort:  auto racing, monster trucks, or snowmobiles.  My first business dream was to own a motorcycle and snowmobile dealership.  

Why do you like living in Central Wisconsin?

We have very deep roots here.  Both my husband and I were born and raised in the Plover area, and the history of our families goes back several generations in Central Wisconsin.  First and foremost, I love the people here.  

What is a favorite place that you've been?  Where would you like to travel?

Beaches of oceans.  I do not get to them often enough, but when I do, it's pure bliss.  I would very much like to travel to Italy someday.


James Robinson

What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?

I enjoy biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing and just working out. I was in both indoor and sand volleyball rec leagues for more than 35 years, up until the time I moved to Stevens Point, and do miss it.

If you didn't work in this profession, what would you be?

Home design or Landscape Architect. Architectural Design was my major at U/Illinois – Chicago way back in the mid 1970's. Design and visual aesthetics are a shared interest with my wife Wendy.  

Or: Run a non-profit foundation with some of the money from my Powerball winnings when I hit the jackpot.

Why do you like living in Central Wisconsin?

We are fortunate to live where pollution levels & traffic congestion are almost non-existent, the cost of living is reasonable and we are a short drive to a variety of geographic vistas and cultural opportunities.

What is a favorite place that you've been?  Where would you like to travel?

Life is too brief for me to have a favorite, and the experiences are so diverse. Wendy and I are looking forward to visiting the many parts of the U.S. we haven't been to, and eventually seeing the lands of our ancestors in Western Europe.


Micah Meza

What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?

My whole life I have been an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan, recently I found a passion for visiting other MLB stadiums throughout the United States and Canada. I have been to 6 stadiums so far and plan to cross the rest off my list before I start my family.

If you didn't work in this profession, what would you be?

I would be a History professor or a teacher of some sorts. I have had a passion for history since I was young, because of amazing history teachers I had as a kid.

Why do you like living in Central Wisconsin?

Growing up in Waupaca just about a half hour east of Stevens Point, Central Wisconsin has been an important part of my life. Being close to all of my family and friends has always been important to me as well as being surrounded by an amazing supportive community.

What is a favorite place that you've been?  Where would you like to travel?

Being part Nicaraguan and having family there, Nicaragua is hands down my favorite place I have been and to travel too. I love the natural beauty of the country and spending time with family I am not able to visit often. I recently got the opportunity to bring my girlfriend with to Nicaragua and we plan to make many more trips together in the future.