Faces of AAO: Kacey Gregerson
We're bringing it back! It's been about 18 months since we last posted a "Faces of AAO!" But with #AquaWeek2018 behind us, we'd like to reintroduce you to some of our volunteers!
Kacey Gregerson is the face behind the AAO social media, press releases, and answering messages through the communications email!
How did you first hear about the Aquatennial and why did you get involved?
I was first introduced to the Aquatennial when I was Miss Winthrop in 2001. I participated in the Midwest Queen's program, and then was an ambassador candidate in 2002. Being from South/Central Minnesota, I recall being ecstatic to see Natalie (Neubauer) Roeser named as 2002 Queen of the Lakes!
What are your hopes for the Aquatennial and/or the AAO?
I have always had a love for the AAO, and am always thrilled when young women from my hometown/surrounding communities participate in the candidate program - especially with Sonja, Sharolyn and Sarah at the helm. I decided to volunteer when I read the mission: "Inspiring young women to achieve extraordinary futures" and when the AAO started to offer the Women's Expo. I think it is imperative that the AAO continues to serve not just the ambassadors, but all the women that can be touched by the "Aqua spirit."
How have you been involved in the AAO?
I was a Midwest Queen in 2001, a candidate in 2002, and was an avid supporter for many years. I started volunteering in an official capacity in 2018!
Why do you continue to be involved with the AAO?
I think it's important that the candidates see that their Aqua story doesn't have to end if they aren't selected as an ambassador. The AAO needs volunteers to continue to thrive - and not just those on the ambassador team.
I also continue to be involved because of the people. I have always been welcomed by the people of AAO even though I wasn't selected as an ambassador, and I am always grateful for that.
Kacey lives in Maple Grove with her husband, Aaron, their daughter Eliana, and dog, Cooper. Kacey loves to run, and has completed two marathons. She works at the University of Minnesota as the undergraduate advisor for students in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science.