october 9th - 11th, 2020
manitowish waters,

Evergreen (adj): continually relevant, functional throughout more than one season, retaining freshness or interest 

Take a roadtrip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to engage in a weekend of exploring the outdoors, defining your “why” statement, and creating evergreen marketing content that will attract your ideal client and grow your creative brand.

Take in the fall colors as Wisconsin transitions from summer to fall and you transition into a different season of business. As the trees shed old leaves to make way for new, we too aim to shed our insecurities about business and will leave feeling ready to grow. Make new connections with like-minded individuals, explore and define or re-define your ‘why’, take in the relaxing beauty of the north woods and arrive on day 1 knowing you’re in good hands. 

A Midwest weekend retreat for creative entrepreneurs to gain clarity and connection.

register now! 

Leave with marketing content to use on your website, social media outlets, plus:

+ A “why” statement by Wander Design Co
+ Headshots/lifestyle photos by Mo Speer Photography
+ A curated adventure pack by A Well Worn Story
+ A filter and formula for creating evergreen content for your brand
+ Friendships and industry connections to encourage your journey
+ A clear mind and confident in your brand vision 
+ Good memories and inspiration to last a lifetime

your preferences:

+ secluded cabin > five star resort
+ main street > box stores (we still love Target!)
+ beers around a campfire > fancy cocktail lounge
+ hiking boots > high heels
+ people > profit

Things that bring joy:

+ Dirt under your fingernails
+ A good playlist
+ Long drives on a winding road
+ Vintage denim + cozy crewneck sweatshirts
+ Storytime around a campfire

Is Evergreen Retreat for You?

register now! 

Sound Good to You? 

Your Leaders

Morgann McCoy

Mo Speer

Owner, A Well Worn Story

owner, Mo Speer Photography

Knowing she’d never be able to sit still long enough for a regular 9-5 career, Mo immediately jumped into photography after graduating college. As a result of a degree in journalism, her approach to photography has bloomed from a desire to tell stories. From capturing couples in love to small business with handcrafted goods— there’s something uniquely beautiful about each story. 

Learn more: mospeerphoto.com

Morgann is a slow fashion designer, seamstress, and adventurer living on a Wisconsin farm. She creates handcrafted bags and aprons inspired by everyday exploring under the lifestyle brand A Well Worn Story. 

Learn more: www.wellwornstory.com

mariah danielsen

After 5 years in corporate graphic, web design and marketing, Mariah quit her job to build her own legacy. Over the past 8 years, she has helped small businesses all over the country build their brands through beautiful branding + compelling websites and finding their WHY through her boutique design company, Wander Design Co. She proudly calls Iowa her home.

Learn more: wanderdesignco.com

Owner, Wander Design co.

We are Mariah, Madison, and Morgann, but you can call us Mo. Seriously, all of our nicknames are Mo. You could say our friendship was meant to be. We are business owners, adventurers, and Midwest living gals. Collectively, we have over 15 years of experience in starting, running, and growing our own creative businesses. Over the years, we have learned how to bring a brand to life by clarifying our messaging and attracting our ideal clients. Perhaps more importantly, we understand the ups and downs, the peaks and valleys, the twist and turns of running a business. Disconnecting in nature, defining our why, and connecting with other entrepreneurs who encourage our dreams have been the key ingredients in growing and sustaining our brands. Now, we want to share it with others. If you love exploring the outdoors, discovering good coffee shops, and wearing many hats (literally and figuratively) - we should be friends. 

The Brick House

Photos by Alysa Renee Photography

The Brick House at Alderwood Resort is a colonial style home tucked into the southern shore of Alder Lake.The house features plenty of space for your entire groups in all seasons of the year. Enjoy life in the north, with new furnishings, over 200' of premium sand bottom lake frontage, 2 private docks, firepit, and large yard.

Click here to see the house description and photos 

Sleeping Arrangements: 

The house sleeps 11 people in twin, queen and king-sized beds. To accommodate our group, we will be sleeping 2 people per queen and king bed. However, if you'd like to upgrade your stay, you can choose the 'own bed' option for an extra $50 to ensure you get your own bed. There are 7 of these available at first come first served, and there are a few comfy couches and big air mattresses we can use to accommodate guests with if someone feels more comfortable doing that! 

Want to share a room with a friend? Let us know in your attendee registration and we'll make sure you're paired together! 

We are doing our best to follow COVID guidelines and still have a wonderful experience! 

value breakdown

+ WHY Discovery Session $500
+ Lifestyle and Branding Photo Session $600
+ Custom Adventure Pack (serious SWAG!): $200
+ Weekend at Alderwood: $600+
+ Meals Included (except for supper club night!)

total value: Over $1,900
our price: $600