Erin Murtaugh lives in Albert Lea. Her family includes her father, Mike; sister, Tierney; boyfriend, Deion; and her puppy, Stella. Murtaugh works as a certified nursing assistant at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea while studying nursing at Rasmussen College.
“I think of myself as a bold person, so I like to play with patterns.” Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Griselda “Gryz” Root lives in Albert Lea with her husband, Al. The couple has two adult daughters: Erica, who lives in Albert Lea with her family, and Jessica, who lives in Brussels, Belgium, with her family. All together, Root has three grandchildren.
She works at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea as a medical heath care interpreter.
“An elegant neckline can elevate a simple outfit.”
In a perfect world, Gryz would have a different pair of shoes for every outfit. – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Paula Hertling lives in Albert Lea with her husband, Bill; daughter, Hannah; and dog, Max. Hertling also has a son named Andrew. Hertling and her husband are owners of Leutholds in Northbridge Mall. Fashion tip: “Master the skinny pant cuff. This style looks best with low boots, heels or sandals.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Georgia Wentzel lives in Albert Lea with her husband, Dennis. Wentzel loves to work at her two part-time jobs: secretary at Ascension Lutheran Church and salesperson at Fisher’s Fine Jewelers. Fashion tip: “Mix fine jewelry with fashion jewelry.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Jean Eaton and her husband, Tom, live in Albert Lea. Eaton has been married for 43 years and has two sons, Andy and Jeff. Andy lives in San Diego with his wife, Stephanie, and his 9-month-old son, Luke. Jeff lives in Albert Lea with his wife, Julie, and his three daughters: Jaycie, 6; Brityn, 4; and Rowan, 4 months. Eaton and her husband are the owners of Granicrete Minnesota. Fashion tip: “Accessories always include glasses!”
Daphney Maras lives in Albert Lea with her husband of 26 years, Matt. Together they have three children: Andrew, Mariah and Cierra. Their daughters live in Albert Lea and their son lives in Rosemont with his wife, Brittany. Maras works as a deputy clerk for the city of Albert Lea.
“Start with a base piece, such as a necklace, and build around it.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Grace Andersen lives on the outskirts of Albert Lea with her parents Steve and Sue. She also has a brother named Christian. Andersen is a bartender at 112 On Broadway and will take her general classes at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Fashion tip:
“Balance a fitted bottom with a flowing top.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Sue Andersen lives on the outskirts of Albert Lea with her husband, Steve. Together they have two children: Grace and Christian. Andersen works in release of information at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Fashion tip:
“Go with neutrals and dress up with eye-catching accessories.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Cindy Peterson lives in Albert Lea with her husband, Mark. Peterson has two children with families of their own. Her son, Chad, and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Claire and Norah. Her daughter, Sara, and her husband, Jesse, have three sons, Easton, Ryland and Camden. Peterson is retired but helps babysit her grandchildren when needed. Fashion tip:
“I love skirts! Mixing dressy pieces with casual ones creates a fun look.” – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Kristen Leonhardi lives outside of Albert Lea and works as a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, as well as a cosmetologist at Studio 22. Leonhardi’s family includes her parents Rhonda and Ross; her twin brother, Daniel; and her other siblings Brian and Jamie. Fashion tip:
“Your hairstyle plays a big role in your fashion statement.”
I love a bag that you can use during the day as a cross body and remove the strap for a nighttime wristlet. – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog
Cute shoes make
all the difference. – Holly Karsjens/Timeless Photog