Many people say Luke and I go together like “peanut butter and jelly.” Well the craziest thing is we work very hard on our relationship to have the beautiful relationship we have.
Parents grow humans. Whether you are a birth parent, step parent, partner to someone who has kids, our job is to grow them, just like trees, flowers, and giraffes. The ingredients for growing a human include food, water, love, respect and knowledge.
My professional life is as diverse as everything else in my life. I live by the four descriptions: silly, strong, lucky and honest and I guess that is what got me to where I am today.
I want to change the world. My husband has pushed me to “change the world, one child at time.” He tells everyone he knows “my wife is on a mission to change the world.” Well he is right, but I wish he dialed it in a little bit.
City of Plymouth: The City of Plymouth is the Seventh largest city in Minnesota (with a population of almost 80,000) and the Fourth largest economy. Plymouth has had a large amount of growth and most of the city is built out except for some areas in Ward 1 (see growth and development). Many years ago, Plymouth was voted one the best cities to live in. My focus is to bring back that notion that Plymouth is the Best City to live in.
Background: I am currently the City Councilmember for Ward 1. I do wear many hats and am able to balance supporting my constituents with my other responsibilities, and it has been wonderful to hear their needs, get to know City Staff as well as understand the role and process of City Government.
I am educated formally as an RN (U of MN) as well as I hold an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
I am a business owner, author, speaker, mom of two school age children, wife and educator.
I have spent a lot of time serving on the Plymouth Civic League putting on Music in Plymouth as well as a Trustee on the Endowment Fund for Music in Plymouth.
My family and I attend St Mary’s of the Lake in Plymouth.
In my free time, I dedicate my time to volunteering to help make the community a better place.
I am sure I am not the only person that started out 2020 with high aspirations, lofty goals, and a plan for the first year of next decade. The first two months of 2020 started out in line with those goals. Then the COVID-19 crisis happened…. First let me define Mojo. To me, Mojo is […]
Every New Year’s Eve, my Husband and I sit down and write our goals for the next year. New Years is my favorite holiday. Why? Because no matter what happened during the year, I always think turning the page into a new year is one of the most refreshing moments in life. And this year, […]
Yes, I have hit that age where noticeably my children are growing up in a world different than I did. My oldest daughter, Franchessca, “the rule follower” is 12 and sometimes seems like she is going on 18. I already have my hands full with Victoria, so it seems more apparent when Franchesscca gets in trouble.