Board of Commissioners
Carver County, Minn.
Number of years involved in NACo: 10
Years in public service: 24
Occupation: Veterans advocate
Education: Master’s in vocational education
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Watch my daughter die after she was removed from life support.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
A dream I have is to: Do mission work in Palestine and Uganda.
You’d be surprised to learn that: I have traveled to all 50 states.
I’m most proud of: My work with veterans.
Every morning I read: MinnPost.
My favorite dish is: Ice cream.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Climb Pikes Peak.
My pet peeve is: People who don’t understand the difference between governance and power.
My motto is: Roberto Clemente’s “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
The last book I read was: Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden.
My favorite movie is: The Gentle Man.
My favorite music is: Chicago jazz and Kansas City blues.
My favorite U.S. president is: Teddy Roosevelt.
My county is a NACo member because: NACo is a great value for achieving good governance.Hero 1