In this episode, we talk about the experiences, learning, and life lessons that have come from her international travels and from taking risks; starting a business with her husband, and the commitment as well as freedom that comes with the entrepreneurial journey; what she's learned about people through working in the public and private sectors and running a small business; and how mindfulness and trusting the Universe can bring peace and help us to be more present in our lives and in the world.


Check out the #coolestcoast and this video with highlights of the 2019 Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Kamogawa, Japan student exchange.

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Upon her return stateside, Tina resumed life in Manitowoc. She completed a decade of public service as Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Manitowoc and five years working for a publicly traded corporation before launching Vagabond Creative Studios with her husband/partner and fellow creative, Jason. As a Visioneer with Vagabond Creative Studios, Tina designs and creates creative content, including print, photography, digital, video, and web for clients to share their message. A passion project of Vagabond Creative is the community brand Coolest Coast™ that Tina and Jason developed to promote and share the many positive attributes of life in Manitowoc County.  

Episode 20: Tina Prigge
September 2019

Coolest Coast

Women have such powerful wisdom to share about career, relationships, fear, love, 
raising children, politics, travel, well-being, wonder, and so much more. We need to hear 
women's voices, from all walks of life, much more often. The learning from each of our journeys 
creates threads of connection that help us thrive, both individually and collectively.

Tina was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. After graduating from Roncalli High School, she received a scholarship to attend DePaul University in Chicago and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She was accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program and spent three years teaching English conversation in Japan. Living in Southeast Asia provided an opportunity for travel, and she adventured around Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Guam and Micronesia (where she earned her Underwater Naturalist certification in SCUBA diving). Following her time in Japan, Tina spent a year backpacking around the subcontinent of India and Nepal. From trekking to the elevation of Everest base camp, around the Annapurna Circuit and via camel across the Thar desert, to kayaking the Class 5 Sun Kosi River, to navigating sticky situations, Tina discovered she is capable of far more than what she gives herself credit for. 

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