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Eileen Winter


Eileen is typically the initial cheerful face clients see upon entering the office, or the pleasant “Hello” they receive over the phone. Her responsibilities at Laraway Financial Advisors, in addition to “go-to” administrative tasks for the Advisors, are to keep clients’ data organized and respond to their requests. Her calm demeanor and efficient helpfulness put everyone immediately at ease.

In 2014, Eileen became part of the Laraway team, bringing with her over 20 years of administrative experience, knowledge of financial services and employee benefits, and a small business owner’s perspective. Eileen and her husband Jason own and operate Happy Kooker’s Kettle Corn Company, which is a seasonal business they established in May of 2011. Eileen is a graduate of Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN.

Whether they’re Laraway clientele, colleagues, or her own customers, Eileen enjoys meeting and interacting with people. “I appreciate friendly and genuine people,” says Eileen. “They make every day of my job different than the day before.”

Eileen and Jason are avid supporters and team sponsors of Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting and are involved with the championship activities of the Minnesota High School Clay Target League. They have two nephews involved in this rapidly growing outdoor sport.

Combining family, friends, and fun with the great outdoors is a major leisure-time activity for Eileen and Jason. Boating (of all types), traveling the “blue highways” of Minnesota, exploring new venues, and relaxing in the North Country bring the couple peace and tranquility. (We also have it on good authority that Eileen enjoys a love affair with sunrises and sunsets on the lake!)

Of course, the couple’s Happy Kooker’s Kettle Corn Company keeps them extremely busy. In the summer, they take the concession trailer to trap shooting events in Alexandria, fine art shows, winery tours and tasting, and other festivals and events across Minnesota. This activity gives them wonderful opportunities to interact with the interesting folks they’ve met along the way at these events. During the “off” season, the concession trailer may be parked at home near Avon, but Eileen and Jason are busy popping up and packaging gourmet specialty kettle corn orders for corporate parties, weddings, graduation parties, and gifting.

Something nobody knows about Eileen . . . she loves shoe shopping!