Member Spotlight: Leslie, Amy, & Kelly

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Today we are highlighting ourselves, yay! The three of us are the ones behind CoworkQC, and honestly y’all, it’s a lot of fun. We asked ourselves the questions we ask our members for these Member Spotlight posts, and the answers are below!

Leslie Klipsch:

What do you do? I'm a founder and co-owner of COWORKQC, co-host a podcast called Mama Bear Dares, author of the book Mama Bear's Manifesto, and director of communications for an NGO working East Africa.
How long have you lived in the QC? 12 years
Fave place to get coffee/beer/food in the Quad Cities? So many favorites! Soi 2 (and 3!), Lemongrass, Mantra, Los Primos. Coffee is my lifeblood and I will never say no to Redband.
How do you like to spend your time when you aren't at CoworkQC?
I love hanging out with my family and friends, reading on my porch, and planning our next family adventure.

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Amy Sivertsen:

What do you do?
I'm a founder and owner of COWORKQC. I am also do finances and bookkeeping for non-profits, and am in the very early stages of launching a start-up.

How long have you lived in the QC?
I have lived in the QC for 14 years. I went to Jr High and High School in Bettendorf, attended Augustana College, and settled in Moline.

Fave place to get coffee/beer/food in the Quad Cities?
I make it a point to go around to as many local coffee shops as possible, but I end up mostly at our downtown Davenport businesses. My go-to restaurants are Lemongrass, La Rancherita 2, and Ruby's before the flood - can't wait for them to reopen!

How do you like to spend your time when you aren't at CoworkQC?
I spend a lot of time planning and executing epic road trips for my family, reading and learning about the world, and keeping up with small kids.

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Kelly Hancock:

What do you do?
I'm a graphic designer and run a custom wedding invitations business called Noted Design. I'm also a co-owner of COWORKQC, and I handle all the design & marketing stuff as well as coordinating the rotating artist gallery.

How long have you lived in the Quad Cities?
My husband and I moved here from Chicago in 2008. He's from Northern Idaho, and I grew up in Bloomington, Illinois.

Fave place to get coffee/beer/food in the Quad Cities?
As vegans, we frequent a few places regularly: Chipotle, Lemongrass, and Mantra. I love the cocktails at RAW and will drink coffee from anywhere as long as it's hot!

How do you like to spend your time when you aren't at CoworkQC?
My favorite thing to do is hang with friends while our kids keep each other occupied. But for "me time", I love to play tennis and ping pong and travel whenever possible.