Meet Aimee Dayhoff!
"Yes, that's right ladies, I have butchered!"
To look at Aimee Dayhoff's amazing shoes and elegant fashions, high powered attorney might not be the first career you'd guess. Nor would you guess that she grew up in small town Indiana (Seymour). In Seymour, she spent summers on the family farm tending to the gigantic garden, shucking sweet corn, canning, playing in the corn crib, riding four-wheelers, picking apples and grapes and making homemade jelly! Sounds fun, right?
But don't get the idea she's not tough. Three times a year they butchered cows. She says, "Yes, that's right ladies, I have butchered!"
Family is incredibly important to her. She is wife to David and mom to Wyatt (10) and Tess (7) - who have a pug named Floyd Lightening.
What was your first job?
After babysitting, Aimee's first real job was scooping ice cream at a family-owned "resort" outside of Seymour. Her Dad and brother nicknamed her the "DQ Slammer" and she ended up with tendinitis in her elbow from all the scooping. She said, "Man did I hate that job."
What gave you the confidence to start your own business?
Aimee's parents were great role models and always told her she could do whatever she set her mind to doing. Her Dad started an agriculture business with his father and her Mom is a wound care specialist Registered Nurse. Aimee went to law school and then on to achieve shareholder status at Winthrop & Weinstine in the Twin Cities. She practices in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation and Employment groups. She actively counsels clients in business litigation, employment law litigation, and insurance litigation.
Aimee has been recognized for her excellence with many awards. As recently as July 7, 2014, she was named a "Super Lawyer"! To see the full list of her awards and mentions, take a look at her profile!
Despite her impressive accomplishments, however, Aimee maintains a wonderful sense of humility and humor. She points out that her most recent treasured trophy is an Aimee bobble head - given for being on the winning team for the firm's Not So Amazing Race. "Happy to show you pictures of it!" she says.
A story from the trenches?
"Once I had to travel to Istanbul to depose (interview) the male CEO of a Turkish yacht company. He didn't like that I was in charge and got to ask the questions! I guess it went OK, however, because when it was over he invited me to accompany him on his private jet to a yacht show in the south of France. He's probably still wondering why I declined the offer!"
What stimulated you to join NAWBO-MN?
Aimee serves on the Board of NAWBO-MN and says, "In just a year of being involved with NAWBO, I already have established close personal and professional relationships. We all have so much to learn from one another and NAWBO provides the perfect forum for doing so!