Cassie Fohrman enjoys her role as mom to the fullest. She enjoys taking her two daughters out for coffee (or hot chocolate) at Cafe Steam regularly and has a fun Sunday night routine of popcorn and ice cream. Now, isn’t that the coolest mom you’ve ever heard of?
BEGINNINGS AND CAREER
Cassie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School and says she has a “big reunion this year!” After high school, she attended Rochester Community and Technical College.
“I started out doing general classes to get my associate’s degree at RCTC. I was working at Hy-Vee as an assistant manager. I went to the Hy-Vee Career Day in Des Moines, Iowa and met a girl who worked in the pharmacy. When I went back to Rochester, I found out that RCTC had the pharmacy technician program, so I took that opportunity,” Cassie explains. She started working at Mayo Clinic pharmacy and obtained her associate’s degree. She has worked in a few areas of Mayo within the pharmacy and says, “I just love the people I work with.”
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
“My two girls are the light of my life. Their smiles and love make me smile and want to be a better person and mom every day,” Cassie says, gleaming.
Cassie enjoys bowling, reading, relaxing and spending time with people. Her older daughter is on a bowling team, and Cassie and her daughters enjoy bowling together. Taking after her big sister, Cassie’s younger daughter is a Girl Scout and sold over 600 boxes of cookies this year.
Her family, church family and friends are closest to her heart. “I’ve been through a lot the last couple years. These people have stayed by my side and supported me in so many ways,” explains Cassie.
“I was baptized and confirmed and went to church every Sunday growing up. I took a hiatus when I was in college. When I needed to find a church to get married in, I found Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rochester,” Cassie says. Not long after she joined the church, she was asked to help with high school ministry.
“The youth became my ‘church kids.’ I love talking to them, getting to know them, being excited about God with them, learning and traveling with them. Some of my most awesome memories are with these kids. Some of them are now married and have their own kids,” says Cassie proudly.
“I know God has a plan. He tells me that in Jeremiah 29:11. The hardest part is trying to be patient for that plan to be made clear to me. I struggle with that. A lot. I remind myself of this and try to surround myself with people that remind me of this too,” Cassie shares.
Cassie thinks, “I’m looking forward to opportunities that I never knew existed. I’m excited for the people I’m going to meet. I’m excited for the future of my girls, to which I will be patient.”
Cassie offers a lot inspirational advice on Facebook. She shares a “YOU are a BADASS” calendar with her Facebook friends. She would like to give Rochester Women magazine readers this advice, “You. Are. Stronger. Than. You. Think. You. Are!! Don’t doubt that!!”
We wish you a very happy birthday and happy Mother’s Day, Cassie! You are stronger than you think you are. Keep on drinking coffee, bowling, traveling and eating ice cream and popcorn with your daughters on Sundays. You are an inspiration. Answers will come soon enough. You are a beautiful Rochester Woman!
I Am Beautiful. You Are Beautiful. We Are All Beautiful Rochester Women!
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