Meet Your Neighbor: Henriette Pentz, Saybrook
Submitted January 3, 2013 6:20PM
Henriette Pentz, 37, poses for a photo with her boys, Christian, 5, and Lucas, 2, during apple picking at Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park. | Submitted
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:30AM
Editor’s note: The Sun, with the help of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club, is featuring each month a recent Naperville transplant or a resident who has had a significant life change. Let’s get to know our neighbors!
Henriette Pentz, 37, who was born in southern Denmark close to the German border, moved to Naperville with her husband, Jeff, and two boys after he was transferred to Lombard for his job.
What brought you to Naperville?
“My husband, Jeff, is involved in the logistics/container shipping industry with his current assignment based out of Lombard. We have moved around quite a bit, having previously lived in Shanghai, China; Boise, Idaho; Long Beach, Calif.; and outside Princeton, N.J.
“During these moves, it has been important for me and the family to join ‘clubs’ both Danish and American. In Shanghai, it was American Women’s Club of Shanghai, which is run very similar to NNNC. The club is part FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas), and I would strongly recommend joining if being transferred.”
How did you hear about the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club?
“Kerri Bronwasser, the wife of my husband’s boss, had recently moved from Charleston, S.C., and is a member of the Newcomers.”
What activities do you participate in and which is your favorite?
“I mainly go to the moms and tots play group because of my two young boys, Christian, 5, and Lucas, 2, but I have also joined Daytime Potluck and signed on to the Bodacious Biker Babes group. I really enjoy the Moms and Tots.”
Where in Naperville do you live and why do you like it? What is your favorite thing to do in Naperville?
“We live in Saybrook (north Naperville) and really love the location. We can walk our kindergartner to school, have wonderful neighbors, and my husband has a short commute to work. Naperville downtown is our favorite part because of the river, parks, restaurants and the ease of walking around. Quigley’s is a particular favorite of ours especially on Mondays when children eat for free.”
The Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club holds a welcome coffee once a month from September through June at the Municipal Center. Contact Sue at 630-904-5629 to learn more.