Susie Keuck’s career is an example of how always believing in your dreams will lead you to success. She met Nouvelle Eve’s owner Kat Moser in 2006 at a coffee shop through a mutual friend and they conversed several hours over coffee. Shortly after, Kat contacted her and offered her a position at the boutique and the rest is history. Nouvelle Eve, which Susie is the general manager of, was started by Kat in 1973. They are a women’s boutique that empowers women and encourages them to follow their dreams.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband of 25 years is Kevin. My daughter Lindsay is a 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa and my son Quentin is a senior at Treynor High School. I also have a golden retriever, Daisy, and a cat, Joey, that I adore.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Having children was definitely life changing but in a fabulous way! I learned that unconditional love is the greatest gift which gave me the desire to give more of myself than I could have ever imagined. I also experienced having my husband deployed twice, once to Saudi Arabia and once to Iraq. This makes me extremely patriotic and respectful of our military and their families. This is another reason that family time is so important to me.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love long weekends in Okoboji with my family and friends. I love boating, soaking up the sun, catching up on everyone’s daily lives and goals and creating memories.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I love animals and I think I may have a little Dr. Doolittle in me…I’m pretty sure I can talk to the animals..
What are you the most proud of?
My children and their successes.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To make your career path something you are passionate about. If you love what you do it truly doesn’t feel like work.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
I’m not sure, I’m a pretty simple girl. If I can maintain my health and my happiness through the years I will be content.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To be in two places at once.
What are your plans after retirement?
I plan on traveling with my husband and challenging myself to stay active.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I must say, I’m a pretty good dancer.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be a good singer. I can’t carry a note with a handle on it.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I recently read Heaven Is For Real and I couldn’t put it down!
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite TV show?
I don’t watch a lot of TV but I can get hooked on a good Bachelor or Bachelorette.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Chipotle for a quick burrito and Lo Sole Mio for fine dining.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
I find Diane Sawyer very intriguing.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Susie@nouvelleeve.com or the Nouvelle Eve office at (402) 345-9633.
For more information about Nouvelle Eve, please visit their website at www.nouvelleeve.com.