Growing up in the family business I knew I wanted to be here to continue on my grandparents and parents legacy. I always was intrigued with the fireplace side and when I got the opportunity to expand the hearth side of our business, I jumped at it.
Trappers Fireplace Gallery is the result of many hours of sweat and tears getting to this point.
With over 20 years in the industry, I still enjoy learning the in and outs of the new products, meeting clients and seeing projects from the planning stage to the final design and start up.
Sophie found her place floating between the Trappers Fireplace Gallery and Dahlquist Heating & Cooling offices in June of 2022. You can commonly find her rearranging the showroom, managing the company's Facebook Pages or coming up with signs and designs to spice up a space… And of course, talking to customers about fireplaces.
In her free time, Sophie takes her artsy nature outside of work to pursue design, fabrication, and engraving projects. Her latest long term project has been collecting parts and pieces to build a 1971 Ford F250 "Bumpside" as a sweet Summer ride. She currently attends Nicolet Technical College remotely with an intention to transfer to UW Stout for Tech Ed Teaching.
If Sophie isn't working on her projects, she is out at the barn with her best fur friend- a Buckskin Quarter Horse that goes by the name of "Prince". She has had him since he was a yearling and they have been inseparable since. If you bring up horses, let's just say you'll be stuck talking to Sophie all day.
I was born and raised in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and have recently relocated back to the area with my family after spending most of the past 20 years in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area.
I've dedicated much of my past to taking care of customers in the building trades industry and look forward to working with all of you. You will find me in the Eagle River Showroom ready to help you with your hearth project.