A lifelong Faribault resident, I’m so proud to serve the region I’ve called home my entire life. After graduating from Faribault Senior High School in 1984, I attended University of Minnesota Duluth. After my second year in college, I joined the United States Navy, where I spent four years as an operations specialist and air intercept controller. During my enlistment, I did two tours in the Persian Gulf and earned the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance as an air intercept controller. After my service, I enrolled in Minnesota State University, Mankato, where I finished my studies in business finance with a concentration in real estate.
After college, I started a real estate career in Faribault. While working in multiple areas of real estate, I also began serving his community, which I’ve done for nearly three decades. I served on the Faribault Planning Commission, the Faribault Economic Development Authority, Faribault City Council, and the Faribault Vision 2040 leadership team, where I was instrumental in planning for the city’s long-term economic future. I was also involved with Faribault MainStreet, Faribo Sno-Go Club, Faribault Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, South Central College Presidents Advisory Committee, and South Central College Foundation, and many other area organizations.