I am a long-term resident of Burnsville where I graduated from Burnsville High School in 1975. After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, I joined the international public accounting firm, KPMG. As a certified public accountant, I specialized in banking, insurance, and government until placing my career on hold to have a family and home educate my three children.
I am a graduate of the Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series, a communications, leadership, and management program for female leaders; a fellow of the National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning program; and a Council of State Governments Early Childhood Development program participant.
During the 87th legislative session I served as a member on the Capital Investment, Education Finance, Education Policy, and Tax committees. During the 88th legislative session I served as the minority lead member on the Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy committee and as a member of the Education Finance and Tax committees. I also was appointed the minority party House legislative liaison to the Minnesota Early Learning Council and to the Minnesota Youth Council.
Chuck, my husband of 33 years, and I, are active members of Bethesda Church, located in Savage.