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.
Currently, I am in my second-term in the Minnesota House of Representatives serving as the minority lead on the Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy committee and a member of the Education Finance and Tax committees.
Chuck, my husband of 31 years, and I, are active members of Bethesda Church, located in Savage.