“I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite!” – Buddy the Elf and Jennifer Schroeder
This favorite quote of Jennifer’s is one of the reasons that she is so good at her job – she’s the first smile you see when you walk through the door! Jennifer Schroeder is the Information Specialist and Administrative Assistant at the CVB, and she mans the front desk at our office. Jennifer is responsible for keeping the office in running order and making visitors feel welcome and prepared to explore the Greater St. Cloud area. She helps plan group tours, offers suggestions to visitors on where to go and what to see in the area, processes visitor guide requests, manages our retail store inventory and ordering, and most importantly, makes sure everyone in the office has enough pens, snacks, and joy. Her first job ever was manning the water slide at Summerland, so you know she’s all about having fun!
Jennifer grew up in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota for a Bachelors in Communication, with a minor in Theatre. She has previously held an office manager position at Johnson Group Marketing and was a showroom specialist for a wholesale plumbing company. She joined the St. Cloud CVB crew in May of 2018, and has since dazzled the team with her organizational skills, her ability to bring a positive light to any situation, and her amazing pie baking skills.
When Jennifer isn’t helping people get the most out of their time in St. Cloud, she enjoys a wide variety of activities. She loves swing dancing, theatre, singing, crocheting, anything outdoors, baking, board games, canning, and spending time with family and friends. She has two lovable kitty friends, Mitzi and Maximilian. They are her buddies, and they even join her in the garden where Max loves to eat fresh green beans! Jennifer says that if her life were a musical it would be a full-on comedy named Punchline. That’s no surprise, as so much in Jennifer’s life takes place on a stage. She is an assistant coach and judge for the ROCORI Speech Team, is a Soprano 2 in the Great River Chorale, is a Worship Leader at Westwood Church of St. Cloud, and participates regularly in local theatre shows.
Jennifer loves the collaborative, professional, creative, enterprising environment at the CVB, and enjoys working with her inspiring coworkers. She loves meeting new people and making new acquaintances, and she looks forwards making sure you have a fun, unique, memorable experience in Greater St. Cloud.