Tracy Quisenberry is the founder and executive director of Icing Smiles. Icing Smiles is “a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.” They have cake artists across the country so they can serve children and families no matter where they are.
Outside of Icing Smiles, Tracy is the mother of two and works as a Senior International Tax Manager.
In this episode, Tracy talks about how she started Icing Smiles, her own experience with her son having health issues in his early childhood, balance a full-time career with being the founder and executive director of a nonprofit, the incredible support that she has from volunteers and corporate sponsors, and so much more!
This episode is hosted by Emma Benner.
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What we talked about:
3:05- Introduction to Tracy Quisenberry
3:45- What Tracy’s work in International Tax Management entails
5:50- Her experiencing with having two babies face health issues
10:30- How she started cake decorating due to her kid’s health issues to bring joy to their family during that time
13:45- How Icing Smiles was created
18:40- The reason that she incorporated her nonprofit
20:20- How the organization works with providing cakes across the country
23:30- The types of people and families that Icing Smiles serves
26:30- The impact that these custom cakes have on children and their families
32:40- How she balances working full-time in International Tax Management with being the founder/executive director of Icing Smiles
34:40- Her team of administrative volunteers
37:30- Her volunteer base of “sugar angels” that bake the cakes
48:30- Some of the cake artists that she dreams of working with
53:25- The motivational speaking that Tracy does
56:15- End of podcast questions
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