Twisted Grounds is Madison’s brand-new neighborhood coffee shop and at the helm is owner Abby Dianne. (Read about our recent visit here.) Learn about Abby Dianne…
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
First job: Reffing youth volleyball through my church.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in WI: Working out. Anything active. Hiking. Trying new cafes and restaurants.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Graduating law school while developing the plan to open my own business.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Opening a business during a pandemic.
Someone who inspires you and why: I already had a huge respect for entrepreneurs but after experiencing the struggles with starting my own business, I’ve gained an even greater respect for anyone that is able to open and maintain a successful business. It takes a strong person to be able to dedicate the time and energy that is required to be a small business owner.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Ignore all the noise. Listen to your intuition. You will have 99 people pointing out the negatives for every one pointing out the good. Everyone will have an opinion and idea to make things “better,” but you know best.
Favorite quote: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” –Bill Nye
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I was a Division 1 college volleyball player.
What makes someone fabulous: Someone who is unapologetically themselves.