Mandi is an upbeat, warm woman who seems to be happy and fulfilled. She is a graduate of Winona Senior High School, where her favorite subjects were Math and English. Though her parents live in Rollingstone, Mandi enjoys living with three of her friends at a home in Winona.
Mandi also has a sister who lives in Sioux Falls with her family, and Mandi likes to visit them as often as she can. Her brother-in-law is coach of a basketball team there, so they often go to watch the games. She also adores her niece and nephew in Sioux Falls, who are 4 and 2 years old.
She works at DAC doing a variety of jobs. She does some assembly and also works at community job sites doing cleaning, which she enjoys because she likes spending time with her friends at each location. Some places she works are St. Mary’s Press and Behren’s Manufacturing. After work, the DAC bus drops Mandi off at a local fitness center, where she works out on the elliptical, bike, treadmill, and any other machine that is open.
At home, she helps with cooking on Sundays and likes to look up recipes on her iPod Touch. Her favorite meal is hamburger over mashed potatoes, and she is a big fan of vegetables, particularly broccoli and green beans. For dessert, she loves chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. She and her housemates are fans of the Vikings and the Twins. Her favorite players have been Kirby Puckett and Joe Mauer. Now that Joe Mauer is retired, though, she says she’ll have to wait and see who she’ll be cheering on.
Mandi likes to take walks around her neighborhood. In the evenings and on weekends, she enjoys playing bowling on her Wii. She likes to watch movies and hang out with her friends. Her favorite television shows are Fixer Upper and The Voice. Her bedroom is decorated with violet walls and a dark purple bedspread. She also enjoys painting her nails and her favorite polish color is pink. She has done finger knitting in the past, but says she is taking a break for now. If they go for ice cream at the Dairy Queen, she always orders a cookie dough blizzard.
She is always busy having fun at the activities she goes to and has a smile ready for everyone she meets.