My name is Andrea Dwyer and I have been with that Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for a little over one year. As the Financial and Database Coordinator, my main focus is to take care of our members’ profiles and financials in our database. I love being a part of the Chamber for two reasons. The first is being part of an organization that supports the growth of our community. The second is having a work/life balance. Being able to have flexibility is important to me. This flexibility provides time for me to spend with my family and own and operate my own business.
I own Rustic Haven. I started it as a ministry in 2017 to get the name of Jesus in people’s homes through creativity. I create custom home accents, which are blessed and have Jesus etched on the back of them. Jesus is my foundation and to be able to share my gifts and His name to others is an amazing feeling and opportunity.
In April of 2018, my boyfriend Kyle and I bought a farm! On this farm is a 6,000-square-foot barn that a portion of my store is run out of on weekends and by appointment. There are a lot of plans for our property down the road. We plan to get married on the shoreline of our private lake. We also plan to recruit some chickens and goats and renovate the barn for future purposing.
Another addition to our family in 2018 is Harley, a 1-year-old Yellow Lab German Shepherd mix. She absolutely loves bringing us “dead” surprises, which is great since we are training her to be a hunting dog. Hunting and being outdoors is a big passion of ours, whether it’s bow fishing, musky fishing, hunting, golfing, hiking or camping. We love it all!