2017-09-14 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Renee Gaudard


RENEE GAUDARD of Suttons Bay wishes that she could trade places with any Formula One racecar driver for a day. RENEE GAUDARD of Suttons Bay wishes that she could trade places with any Formula One racecar driver for a day. Name: Renee Gaudard

Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Township

Resident since: I was born and raised here and returned to live here permanently in 1998.

Age and birthplace: 53 years old and Traverse City

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Marital status: Married

You live in Leelanau County because: It’s quite simply the best place on Earth.

Last good movie you saw: “Lion”

Last good book you read: I wish I could remember.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: Any Formula One racecar driver.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: Raising my three children: Collin, Kaitlin, and Cali.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: Retiring and playing with my grandchildren, I hope.

Things you lose sleep over: There are too many things to list.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: The road condition of M-22 from Traverse City to Suttons Bay.

Favorite dessert: Fresh peaches.

Are you a coffee drinker? Yes.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: My home.

If you had more time you would: I’d sit down and read a good book.

The words that best describe you are: Welcoming and kind.

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