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Better Know an LFer: Mindy Gudzinski

Posted by on 5/15/13 at 08:53am

“I may start calling her Mindy Matryoshka because just when you think you have her figured out, out comes another layer of talents and experience that you are convinced should belong to a whole nother person – she’s a Canadian farm girl, community mural artist, stellar cake baker, rock star architect, acclaimed speaker, and I am not sure what else…oh ya, an incredible and beautiful friend! I highly recommend getting to know her, especially if you have a birthday coming up!”  –Laura Kaupp


Hometown: Manning, Alberta, Canada

Years at LF: 13 months

Current Project: Olmos Park Residence and Baker Preserve Residence

Favorite LF Project: tough question…I like several projects for different reasons…Cutting Horse Ranch, Lake Austin House and Shrack just to name a few!

Achilles Heel: 2-stepping to country music!

Happiest Place: laying on soft white sand, listening to the sound of the ocean under the hot sun OR hanging out in the backwoods of my farm in the country…polar opposites I know but I tend to tip the scales both ways like that!

Memorable Book: The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship

Prized Possession: My cowgirl boots and my collection of architecture books signed by my favorite architects!

Current Obsession: Educating people on the dangers of processed food and the benefits of eating natural food whole foods.

Last Accomplishment: Winning best speaker at a Toastmasters meeting.

Favorite Thing about San Antonio: the hot weather!  Canada is c-c-c-c-cold!

Fate or Chance: Fate…we have no control over what happens to us in life…only the choice in how we see it…glass half empty or half full?  I’m a half full kind of gal. 🙂