Originally from Lucinda in Clarion County, Maggie Schwabenbauer currently lives in Franklin and works for IA Construction Corporation as the Assistant Environmental Coordinator.
In her career, Maggie hopes to continue expanding her knowledge of the asphalt industry and the environmental impact her workplace’s operations have. She attended Kent State University and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry.
Over the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggie has taken the opportunity to gain some new skills. She taught herself how to make quilts and found much joy spending afternoons with her sewing machine. She mainly makes quilts as gifts for family and friends, which has been extremely rewarding. “I still have a lot to learn, but I am proud of all the progress I have been able to make in the last year,” she said.
Also in her free time, Maggie enjoys taking her wheaten terrier, Finley, for walks and spending quality time with loved ones, including her fiancé Damien. She’s also a fan of hot yoga classes at Impel Pilates and Yoga in Franklin, which has inspired her to start a 200 hour yoga teacher training.
Other favorite local spots include Trails to Ales for a delicious beer and a soft pretzel and Karma Coffee Co for anything on their menu.
“Venango County is a wonderful place to work. Aside from the beauty of the area, there are tons of places to visit on a lunch break or after getting off work,” she said. “There are also so many beautiful places to take a break and go for a short walk during your work day! I love strolling through downtown Franklin or the Justus Trail.”
Maggie has been a FLEX member since August and has especially appreciated the opportunities to network and get to know people she may have never met. “I think networking is an invaluable tool in everyone’s professional life. I hope to continue networking and learning more about all of the wonderful things the people of Venango County have to offer the world.”