Meet The Studio Member : Gretchen Lins

First Weber Realtor,
President of the Junior League of Madison,
Emerging Leadership Board Member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center


gretchen lins1As a woman who wears many hats, how do you find balance in your life?

I choose it! My schedule could easily get out of hand running from meeting to meeting to social to coffee to happy hour to date night…but the likable version of me needs down time. I set my schedule to make sure there is time for yoga, being in nature, meditation or running.

Sunrise or sunset?

Just before sunrise is my favorite time of day because of the morning air. Running along Monona during sunrise is a fantastic start to any day.

Do you access yoga off your mat?

Absolutely! There are many “dynamic” situations and personalities in my line of work. Also, I love to volunteer and my roles with the Junior League of Madison and Emerging Leadership Board of the UW Carbone Cancer Center require patience and compassion alongside of getting things done.

On the Mat:

Member since September 2011
Favorite asana: Bow Pose

How do you live your passion?

There are a lot of reasons I chose to be a realtor beyond an entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine interest in people. One reason is my home burned down several years ago so I know the difficulty in having an attachment to a place or thing. Another reason was my experience waiting (and waiting and waiting) for an estate to settle and thought, “I can do better for other people.” My role is to guide the process, be helpful and take care of business.

Something unique to you?

I use the telephone to make actual telephone calls. Crazy, I know.

Dream travel destination?

Diving and hiking in the Galapagos Islands

For the love of the…

…variety of teachers, programming, spaces and opportunities. From the moment you walk in, you feel at home at The Studio.