May 6, 2014 - 07:35
Kara Kading

Job Title

Director of Events and Marketing/Event and Product Coordinator


Milaeger’s, Racine, Wis.


Grew up in the family business and started asking customers if she could help them when she was 3 years old. Instrumental in the creation and development of the company’s container gardening business, workshop program and Java Garden Café. Developed company’s lettuce and micro-greens programs to help diversify products and connect with the community. The program provides food to the local area and “also educate(s) our community.”


Lights, Camera, Action: Kara makes weekly informational YouTube videos that are emailed to customers to keep them informed on what is happening at the garden center and in the greenhouse.

Fun Fact

On a Roll: When she was in sixth grade, Kara was the state champion in roller skating and took fourth place in the regionals.