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Brainerd – Get Tickets Now For Clear Vision With Confidence – Meet Local Leader Kristi Westbrock


As women in the Brainerd Lakes area prepare for the upcoming Clear Vision With Confidence event at Cragun’s with Keynote Speaker, Rachel Cruz (New York Time Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey), I thought you may like to know a little bit more about the LOCAL panel speakers that will also be gracing the stage (there will be four of them)…all in support of Confidence Learning Center.

Meet Kristi Westbrock

Kristi is a native of Browns Valley, Minnesota… population 539.  Kristi’s first job was washing dishes at Ike’s Chicken Shack.  Growing up small town, Kristi never lost sight of having big dreams.  After high school, Kristi attended South Dakota State University.  Following college, Kristi moved to Minneapolis and got her first “real” job as an Administrative Assistant with a wireless cell phone company making $12.00 per hour.  After 6 months on the job, Kristi was promoted into the Human Resources department.  Human Resources became her career for the next 11 years all in the telecommunications industry.  Twelve years ago Kristi joined the CTC team and moved back to her rural roots.  In July of 2018, Kristi became the first female CEO at CTC.  Kristi, along with her husband Mike, 9-year old daughter Emily, and her 2-year old springer spaniel, Aero (yes named after AeroSmith), live on Bass Lake in Merrifield. Kristi is passionate about rural broadband deployments and describes herself as a “Velvet Hammer”.  Kristi and her family are active volunteers for the Smiles for Jake movement, promoting Suicide Prevention.   Kristi is currently the CEO/GM of Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC).

You can learn more about Kristi and the other panel speakers, as well as purchase tickets to this event online at