Brook was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Osseo where she attended Osseo High School. She received her Associates of Art at CLC (Central Lakes College). She took courses in Accounting and through CLC, received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting through College of Saint of St. Scholaslastica.
Before working for Stern Rubber Company, Brook did a couple of jobs in general office and she even ran a motel. Brook is our Assistant Controller at Stern Rubber and she has been here since 2008 for almost 7 years. Brook’s duties include managing our customer and vendor accounts, cost accounting, cutting the checks, receiving payments and preparing financial statements. She works directly with our CEO, Bonnie Gastecki and helps manage the books at Stern Rubber Company making sure that we meet our customers needs.
Brook is married to her husband Adrian and they have one daughter Kiley and three step sons, Robbie, Mikey and Chris. Adrian is an avid bird hunter, preferring grouse and wood cock. Kiley, her daughter is in soccer and also is a Purple trim belt in Tae Kwon Do. Their eldest son, Robbie is going to school in Las Vegas studying to be a radiology technician. Their middle son Mikey is a student at Bemidji State University studying Music Education. Their youngest son Chris is in high school and is going to pursue a career in computers. They also have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. Her Cavalier King Charles went to obedience school with Brook and with her guidance her dog won some competitions.
Brook likes to lead a very simple life; her passions included her husband, children and her animals. Her hobbies include cooking, doing yoga and meditation. Working in her garden is one of her favorite pastimes. Caring for her animals is another thing she enjoys doing. You may see her on the side of the road rescuing turtles in the spring. She is grateful for her beautiful family, working at Stern Rubber Company and all of the wonderful people she works with there.