Kristopher Gasch

Kristopher Gasch


What is one thing you love about serving on the Incourage Board of Directors?
I really enjoy the opportunity to work in an environment in which clearly-defined values are in place and immovable. The Incourage values of Equity, Opportunity and Shared Stewardship help keep the people of South Wood County at the center of everything we do and turn what could otherwise be daunting tasks into logical next steps.

What is your favorite place in the community and why?
I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere downtown, and I’m loving the energy that is mounting there. I was 12 years old when the Wisconsin Theater was torn down and I saved every newspaper article about it in a scrapbook. I couldn’t imagine why nobody wanted to fix it up! I think that as we all collectively envision and embrace what a vibrant downtown Wisconsin Rapids will look like, we will begin to see more value in our historical buildings and what they mean for the center of our community. As residents, we all collectively own our downtown and are responsible for its future.

Where do you work, and what is your title?
I am Director of Marketing at Fey Printing, representing the third generation in this family business. My grandfather has been with the company for 65 years, and I have the pleasure of working alongside him and my father (along with two uncles, two cousins, my brother, a great-aunt and many others) every day. We get to work with, and create, new art for some of the top designers in the country, and the artistic side of this business feeds my creative soul. Wisconsin Rapids has been home to Fey Printing since our inception in 1932, and I love giving back to the community that has supported us for 85 years and counting.

What community are you from, and where do you currently reside?
I was born in Wisconsin Rapids and went to John Edwards High School. My partner and I recently moved into our dream home just a few blocks from where I grew up in Port Edwards.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
I can’t choose just one, but I’ve managed to narrow the top five down to (in no particular order): A River Runs Through It, The Dead Poet’s Society, The Birdcage, A League of Their Own, and Clue.

What is your favorite quote or riddle?
“There is no such beauty as where you belong.”
This short statement is part of the lyrics to a choral piece by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus. The lyrics by Michael Dennis Browne are simple but so poignant as they speak of returning and coming home. The first time I sang through the piece during a choir rehearsal, it left most of us with chills and/or tears. “Rise up, follow me, come away is the call, with the love in your heart as the only song; there is no such beauty as where you belong; rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.”