Professionally, I spent 18 years as a college football coach at Valley City State, North Dakota State and University of Minnesota Crookston. My next career move was as Executive Director of the Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce, which included being director of the United Way of Crookston and Crookston Convention and Visitors Bureau. That opportunity led me to working as City Administrator for the City of Crookston the past six years.
Crookston has been my home for over 20 years and we really enjoy the community. I have four children Marcus (19), Grace (15), Jaxon (11) and Jakob (11). We all enjoy a wide variety of sports, being outdoors fishing, biking, camping and paddling. Jaxon, Jakob, and I started a business two years ago growing and selling vegetables, potted plants, and fresh cut flowers. We sell on social media and at Farmers Markets. It has been so fun to spend quality time with them in the garden.
I enjoy volunteer work and am involved in several organizations in the area, serving on the board of the Crookston Youth Foundation, Crookston Lions Club, Polk County Wellness Coalition, and coaching youth baseball and football.