4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

This gentleman was visiting The Pfister for his birthday and meeting a friend of 40 years to celebrate and reminisce.  While he waited for his friend, he shared a portion of the difficult but rewarding work he used to do as a mental health professional. My dad was a businessman in Big Bay, Michigan, so […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

I own a stem cell lab in Madison.  I’m the President and co-founder of RMS with Dr. Jon Odorico.  We’ve been in business for six years–and we’re curing diabetes.  I presented to the FDA in March and now we’re required to do two years of animal research. One of the biggest Aha! moments for us […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School | “Mantras”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School | “Mantras”

My mother was a 3rd grade teacher in MPS for 35 years.  She was committed to working in the inner city.  I, however, would help her out one day a year–and I couldn’t do it! I loved the way she would instill her wisdom on me.  It was very subtle.  Her mantras were: (1) This too […]

3 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School edition

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School edition

It’s back to school for millions of teachers and students around the country!  September’s Humans of The Pfister stories, then, will celebrate the teachers in our lives–whether ones in school, at home, at work, in our places of worship–and the teacher/mentor/guide in each of us. As a former English teacher myself, I can’t help but […]

29 Aug 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | AUGUST 2016 | Being “August” | Continued

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | AUGUST 2016 | Being “August” | Continued

This long-time visitor to the hotel (she and her husband stayed here when they got married) gave the word “august” a new spin: Does “august” mean “gusto”?  As in Au-gusto?  Or spunky maybe? It means “magnificent,” “venerable,” “noble”?  Well, that’s kind of like gusto, isn’t it? Here’s her story of being august: A while ago, […]

25 Aug 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | AUGUST 2016 | Being “August | Continued

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | AUGUST 2016 | Being “August | Continued

I had the pleasure of sitting down with two long-time friends–one from Milwaukee, the other from Illinois–in front of the fireplace in the Lounge.  One of them was hesitant, saying at first that she couldn’t think of anything remarkable or “august” about her life.  So her friend chimed in: “Let me tell you about Marilyn. […]