Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me, I appreciate it. I grew up in the small town of Cloquet, Minnesota where my parents were born and raised, then moved to the Twin Cities with my family to follow my father’s job. I graduated from the Perpich Center for Arts Education where I studied music, then went on to attend trade school at The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. My first apartment was in Columbia Heights where I lived for four years before starting a big adventure– marriage. We bought a house in Fridley 17 years ago and have two children attending Fridley Public Schools.
Being an Anoka County Commissioner has always been of interest to me because it is a productive way to bring civic and community resources together to build a greater whole.
I’ve received excellent training for this job with North Metro Mayors Association where I’ve been the Community Relations Manager for the past three years. The North Metro Mayors is a civic non-profit of 15 cities and 20 community partners. Through this work, I have intimately learned about city operations, policy creation, and how to effectively work through legislation to get things done. Most importantly, I listen to the goals and challenges of our residents, businesses and nonprofits in Anoka County.
My resume aside, where I have developed my expertise and who I am, is a collaborator and connector. I have been working hard to get results for my community for the last decade, working alongside others in various projects to better my community.
I am running for Anoka County Commissioner to continue the work I’ve done as a non-elected for the last decade: To collaborate with diverse leaders to get results that work for everyone. I am asking for your vote!
In my spare time, you can find me taking a ballet class, writing for the Minnesota Orchestra, puttering around the kitchen making a homemade meal for my family, or–most often–driving my kids to dance, piano, soccer and hockey!