I have been a resident of Nicollet County for 50 years. I taught public secondary school for 30 years and was an adjunct professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato for 15 years. Relevant experiences include serving an internship in Tim Penny’s congressional office in Washington D.C. and serving on the boards of both the Blue Earth County Historical Society and the Nicollet County Historical Society. I also served as co-chair of the Community Planning and Regional Governance Committee of Mankato’s Envision 20/20 plan and served on the North Mankato Park Board helping to design Benson Park. In addition, I developed 4 properties in North Mankato featuring re-use and recycled materials and financed and managed the restoration of the oldest house in the City of Mankato, the 1858 Joseph Schaus home.