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I'm a fifth generation Minnesotan that grew up on a dairy in a township near Howard Lake. Now Genevieve and I are small business owners specializing in native landscaping, garden design and ecological services. I've been active in the community from 2012-19 as a Saint Peter City Councilmember, former member of the Region 9 Renewable Energy Task Force, and as a former board member for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

I was elected State Representative in 2018, and again in 2022. As one of the most bi-partisan Legislators in Saint Paul,  I've relied upon my abilities and reputation for honesty and integrity to bring constituents and stakeholders together to build on the concept of a stronger community. As an advocate for Greater Minnesota, I've  already proven to be a Representative that does big things for our district and across Minnesota.


I'm asking for your vote on or before November 5th so that we can build a state that we can all be proud of.


                                                                                                      Growing up and serving in Rural Minnesota

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My parents provided me with many opportunities to enjoy Minnesota - whether it be fishing, hunting, or camping in the Northwoods.  After graduation from HLWW, I pursued a degree in Parks & Recreation Management and National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy from Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota.  After working for the US Forest Service and other entities near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, I furthered my career by earning a degree at Minnesota State University - Mankato.  

City Council Experience


  • Development of Prairie Ridge & Community Spirit Park

  • $44 million expansion of the River's Edge Medical Campus

  • Affordable housing projects, including Park Row Crossing, Traverse Green development, Solace development

  • Veterans Memorial at Minnesota Square Park

  • Development of the Gateway overlay district

  • Increased residential sidewalks and Hallett Pond development

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Swearing in for a 2nd term, 2015
Park Row Crossing, 2014
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Veterans Memorial, 2018
Veterans Memorial
Photo credit Jon Smithers
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Rivers Edge Medical Campus
Photo credit Jon Smithers
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Community Spirit Park Design
Photo credit City of Saint Peter
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