INDEAL IN Person: Tracy Baumer

What do you do at INDEAL and in what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I bring in new manufacturer partners and new dealers as well as promote our conferences and INDEAL University. As a non-INDEAL dealer or partner, you’d come to me if you were interested in the program and as an INDEAL member, you’d come to me for information on IU or the annual Leadership Conference.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?

I lock myself in my office and I don’t come out for ANYTHING. Get focused and time flies.

What does your perfect day off work look like?

Warm weather and boating, then making a huge dinner for friends and family.

What inspires you?

People who make something out of nothing; the ability to achieve what you want through digging in and getting after it.

Current titles you’re binge watching or reading?

I read a lot and it’s all over the board – history, thrillers, biographies, fantasy, mysteries. I have to mix it up. I do the same with TV – I love a good documentary on the History Channel but I’ve been catching up on “You,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Outlander” on Netflix. If nothing’s on, I can always fall back on old episodes of Arrested Development. That show never gets old.

What are you looking forward to?

This may sound lame, but I’m looking forward to summer. If you don’t live in Minnesota, you have no idea how important this is. Snow has been on the ground since November 1st…until sometime in April. Not kidding.