“The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers, but most importantly the world needs dreamers who will do!”
Autumn Joy Kastein is blessed and humbled to be representing the state of Wisconsin at the 2014 Mrs. America Pageant. Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Autumn says that she cannot think of a better place to settle down with her husband, Andrew, to start their family. “The people here are kind, generous, and hard working.”
Mr. and Mrs. Wisconsin enjoy staying active with their 3 nieces and nephews; (Nolan, Lauren, and Gemma) and 2 fur babies; (Tucker and Millie). They also have a passion for anything related to the outdoors as they can often be found at their family cottage on the weekends. Autumn’s husband, Andy, admits that they often enjoy “food exploration” at local restaurants as he has lovingly nominated Autumn as “America’s Worst Cook!”
As a Regional Manager for Anytime Fitness, Autumn currently oversees 16 Anytime Fitness locations, her official job title is h2i, “Hired to Inspire”. Leading by example she teaches confidence and motivates her members to obtain a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise.
Autumn is the chair person for her company’s “Stellar Standard,” a group of volunteers that promote community involvement and volunteerism among her company’s employees. Autumn’s true passion is promoting awareness about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. In memory of her grandmother, and also her best friend who is now a 10 year survivor Autumn’s platform; “Let’s put colon cancer behind us!” focus’s on reaching out to state politicians and community board members to create public service announcements to bring awareness and fundraising ventures to another level throughout her state. Through her platform work as Mrs. Wisconsin Autumn was able to partner with Mayor Jim Schmitt and declare March 8th “Wear Blue Day” in the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her goal as Mrs. Wisconsin is to reach out to doctors, politicians, and the community to encourage early screenings and more awareness for colon cancer.