JLC Member Mondays: Meet Kirsten Butler

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Where do you work and what is your role?
I am the CEO of a small healthcare co-management company called Restore.  I am also working to launch several other healthcare related initiatives, so I consider myself an entrepreneur at heart!

How long have you been in the League?
I have been in the League for a little over a year.  I love this organization and am so glad I joined.  It has been great to get involved in the community and meet new people!

Why did you join the Junior League?
I joined the League to get more involved in the community.  I travel out of town a fair amount for work, so I wanted a way to be connected when I am in Chicago.

What is your Committee placement?
I am on the Marketing Committee.

What is your favorite JLC event or MLM?
I really enjoyed Perfect Pairings last year.  The event was so fun and the band was amazing.  I also recently joined the MLM book club and love it so far!

What piece(s) of advice do you have for other ladies of the League?
Get involved!  Join Members Like Me groups, attend the JLCU lectures, and take advantage of all the great opportunities the League has to offer.  Also, when you meet someone cool, don’t be afraid to reach out and exchange contact info!

What do you do for fun (besides JLC events and activities!)?
I love attending concerts and trying new restaurants.  I am also a member of the Art Institute and I love their Evening Associate lecture series designed for young working professionals!  I spend a lot of time walking my dog Blair and taking her to the different Chicago parks.  I like to be outside, so especially during the warmer months we spend a lot of time on the Lakefront Path.

What Chicago Neighborhood do you live in?
I live in River North and love the walkability of the neighborhood.

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Chicago?
I grew up in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee.  I have lived in Chicago for 5 years.

What’s your guilty pleasure (food, TV show, etc.)?
Chocolate!  As for TV shows, I am obsessed with every Real Housewives Franchise, with Beverly Hills probably being my favorite.  Below Deck and Southern Charm are other favorites, so Bravo in general is a guilty pleasure for sure.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
I eat at True Food at least once a week.  I am so happy to see all of the healthy restaurant options that have been popping up in Chicago.  I also always have an incredible meal at The Purple Pig.

What are the essentials you always have in your purse?
Wallet, phone, Bite Agave Lip Mask (will not leave home without it), hand cream, and potty bags for my dog.

Who is the last person you called/texted?
My college roommates and I have a constant group text going.  We all met at Boston College, but now are spread out across the country so it is a great way to stay in touch.

By Amy Marchlen, 2017-18 Topics & Trends staff member

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