Please give us a brief introduction of yourself & your profession:
My name is Jennifer Aerts “Nurse Jen” – Bachelor of Science from UWM, then studied at Duke University to become an Integrative Health Coach, then became a board-certified nurse coach. I’ve been an Occupational Health Nurse at KI for 14 years.
Tell us about your position in your profession/organization and what you do:
I’m the on-site nurse. I lead the KI wellness team, do health coaching, CPR classes, lead the on-site gardens, health consults etc.
When and how did you first become involved in the running community?
My twin sister got me into running. We started running races together in college. And have together ever since. I met my husband – Dean Aerts – also a twin – at the start line of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. He runs for Run Away Shoes – we’ve been married 6 years this August.
The start line of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon — I’m with my sister (I’m in pink) and my future husband, Dean, is 5 guys down, in the front, in the white long sleeve
What has been a highlight for you in your position/company since you have been involved?
The opportunity to make positive change. To work with a company whose foundation is wellness.
What has been a highlight for you being a runner or involved in the running community?
The local support of offering so many different races in the Green Bay area.
My sister and I running the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
How has Run Away Shoes been involved with you?
KI teamed up with Run Away Shoes 3 years ago and became KI’s sponsor for our Wellness Wednesday initiative. They come on site, to events, and have now become KI’s go-to company for running shoes and apparel. They host KI family nights. it’s been a wonderful partnership that continues to grow
Wellness team picture at a KI family night at RunAway Shoes. (I was 9 months prego with my 2nd babe)