Caitlin Kempen

Growing up, my parents’ determination and perseverance in providing security for our family taught me to truly appreciate the value of hard work and a dollar at a young age. Their strength through both good and bad times always seemed monumental and unwavering.

I was raised in a rural farming community of Waupun, nestled along the Rock River in Southeastern Wisconsin. My mother was a homemaker and artist. My father followed in my grandfather’s footsteps working in road construction. After receiving my diploma from Waupun High School, I was awarded athletic, music, and alumni-gifted scholarships to attend Ripon College. It was there that I proudly earned my Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in Business Administration.

My husband Andrew (also a Ripon Alum) and I have been married since 2010. We live in Oshkosh, close to historic Wittman Airfield/EAA and Lake Winnebago, with our two dogs and two cats.

I am now excited to bring my operational, technical, analytical, and accounting skills to the Great Oak team. I will be working mostly behind the scenes keeping Jim and Gillian organized, keeping the paperwork flowing, and assisting client requests. So next time you call, don’t be surprised to be greeted by my friendly Wisconsin accent!

We love sports (Go PACK and BrewCrew), concerts, camping, hiking, swimming, and hunting for waterfalls in the Northwoods. We’ve recently obtained our motorcycle licenses and plan to explore Wisconsin and beyond.

In the warm months, you can find me on the softball diamond. Softball is my passion and keeps me young at heart. I’ve played for the Oshkosh Women’s Recreational Softball League since 2008, the Waupun Women’s Softball League since 2014, and have been a Team Manager and the Commissioner of the League since 2017.