I’m Molly! If I’m not studying marketing at UMD or interning at Glensheen, I’m probably taking a nap or plucking a guitar.
Hello! I was born and raised in Duluth, MN, and I am overjoyed to be back. I spent the last three years in Grand Forks, ND where I attended UND. I joined a sorority, made some great friends, and soaked in the experience of being in a new place all on my own for the first time in my life.
Regardless of the shiny new experiences, I still had a gut feeling that I wasn’t in the right place. I couldn’t do most of the things that I loved to do such as walk my dog on the Lake Walk and adventure up the North Shore with friends and family. Grand Forks is an impressively flat city, with not much to look at other than cows and fields. After spending a short amount of time there I realized I was more of a “sweet giant cliff” girl than a “miles of flat earth” girl.
Disclaimer: Duluthians love Duluth and they’ll take any opportunity they have to talk about it, so here I go. I decided to finish my Marketing degree at UMD simply because I missed this place. I was almost claustrophobic without my bestie, Lady Superior, by my side at all times. I even found myself deprived of the amazing Duluth tap water, and I would actually bring bottles of it back to ND when I visited home. (Here’s some homework for you: Taste the tap water anywhere else then compare it to the water in Duluth, and you’ll know what I mean.) I can’t pinpoint what it is, but there’s something incredibly comforting about this place and its warm culture (not literally — brr). Anyone who has spent any amount of time here knows exactly what I’m talking about.
Glensheen Mansion is a household name here in Duluth, so I knew at least a little bit about it before beginning my internship. I had been on the grounds a few times before whether it was for field trips with school or to take photos with friends, but I never had the opportunity to tour the inside of the mansion until recently…Holy moly, rocky, have you seen this thing? When the tour finished I was ready to go straight home, pack my bags, and speed back to set up shop in Helen’s room. With that experience being my first day on the job, it’s safe to say I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to intern here.
The grounds seem to give me that comforting feeling that Duluth famously gives me. The sound of the lake and the stunning gardens have a way of making you want to stay awhile. I feel right at home here at Glensheen so far, and I look forward to experiencing loads of new things, getting out of my comfort zone, and learning more about this incredible mansion!