Meet Wholly Britt
Hello, I’m Britt Thelemann Pangerl! I’m a Wife, Dog-Mom, Custom Gift Creator, Model, On-Camera & Live Event Host, and new Blogger. I’m also a former professional NBA dancer for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and you may recognize me as Miss Minnesota USA 2011. Although my legal name is “Brittany,” I decided in 5th grade I wanted to be known formally as “Britt.” I even went so far as to print and hand out business cards which read, “Just call me Britt.” So, we can skip the formalities, nice to meet you, I’m Britt!
On a more serious note, my 31st birthday in December of 2017 was a major turning point for me. After years of living with debilitating pelvic pain, miserable menstrual cycles and most recently infertility symptoms, I finally received the answer to what had been until now a very private struggle: Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic disease where tissue similar to that of the inner lining of your uterus grows and can spread beyond your pelvic area causing significant pain and interfering with the function of several organs. On January 8, 2018 Dr. Matthew Palmer of Oakdale ObGyn performed laparoscopic excision surgery removed the diseased tissue and give me a formal diagnosis. This diagnosis came with a flood of emotions, thoughts and questions. Seeing this experience as an opportunity to help others, I and two other women with the condition established the Minnesota Endo Warriors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advocacy and Endometriosis awareness here in Minnesota. This blog is not solely dedicated to my diagnosis, but I hope in sharing my story I inspire others to seek the medical treatment they need and for the medical community to improve upon the current process of diagnosing this condition.
I’m a true thirty-something addicted to online shopping, trying new recipes, and DIY as much as possible. Lucky for you, I LOVE to share my ideas, hacks, and findings with friends. As a result, Wholly Britt– my website, blog, and shop where I do just that. I geek out over almost anything tech-related, as I love exploring how new technology can improve our lives and streamline our processes. Consequently, I take a tech-centered approach to all things blogging, business, infertility, health, cooking, shopping, lifestyle, crafting, and interior design (aka. everything). While, I may be a tech-obsessed millennial, my personal and design styles are still classic and structured with an emphasis on simplicity.
My techy brain is used by-day as a Business Systems Administrator (aka. IT dept) at Gamer Packaging where I coordinate all IT projects, train the team on new systems and analyse business trends to help grow the company. I’m based in our downtown Minneapolis, MN corporate office.
Outside the Office
When I’m not at my “grown-up job” I work as an event host for Twin Cities Road Crew, formerly Radio Disney, freelance as a fashion show commentator, raise funds for nonprofits as a LIVE auctioneer, make homemade crafts to sell using my Silhouette Cameo and model both plus-size and standard fashions. **SURPRISE NEW SIDE GIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON**