Women of Distinction 2019: Kelly Kuehn

It is Milwaukee Magazine’s pleasure to introduce this special section featuring female business owners, financial and spiritual leaders, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and all-around glass-ceiling breakers!

In February, Kelly Kuehn joined FLOOR360, bringing her strong background in interior design to help link the new design studio with FLOOR360. “Everybody’s bringing some fantastic ideas to the table. Everybody’s got an open mind,” she says about the new workplace she’s helped create.

As project leader for Design for a Difference’s first free interior makeover in Milwaukee – awarded to the Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center – she leads a community of interior design professionals the entire way. FLOOR360 is a sponsor.

“Every day is different and a new experience, an opportunity to learn something new.” – Kelly Kuehn Manager, Kashou Design Studio at FLOOR360

Q&A with Kelly Kuehn

How are you a force within your community?

“I am so inspired by the support FLOOR360 has received from Milwaukee Magazine, the dedicated designers and local businesses who are all sharing in the joy of giving during this makeover process. Our shared goal is to provide Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center with a new interior for the teens and families who need support and will know how much their community values them.”

What is your life purpose?

“To inspire and be inspired by friends, family and my three daughters. I can’t think of anything better than sharing what I know and applying myself to making a positive impact in the community that has given me so much.”

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A seasoned writer, and a former editor at Milwaukee Home & Fine Living, Kristine Hansen launched her wine-writing career in 2003, covering wine tourism, wine and food pairings, wine trends and quirky winemakers. Her wine-related articles have published in Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Uncorked (an iPad-only magazine), FoodRepublic.com, CNN.com and Whole Living (a Martha Stewart publication). She's trekked through vineyards and chatted up winemakers in many regions, including Chile, Portugal, California (Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast), Canada, Oregon and France (Bordeaux and Burgundy). While picking out her favorite wine is kind of like asking which child you like best, she will admit to being a fan of Oregon Pinot Noir and even on a sub-zero winter day won't turn down a glass of zippy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.