Organizations and Boards

A huge part of my life is “breathing life” into the places that have given me so much life. I work hard to stand up for what I believe in and do what I can to uphold the mission of those organization. Here are places that I pour into regularly:

Allina Health Patient & Family Advisory Board

Advisory Care Board Member facilitating discussions through patients, families, and medical care professionals to help better the Allina Clinics.

Bethel University

Located in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Early Childhood degree as well as a license in computers, technology, and keyboarding.

Bethel Biz

Mentoring the next generation of business leaders. I serve as a mentor to students studying business and passionate about making a difference for the lives of others through Bethel University.

CaringBridge

Advisory Council Member providing guidance to further the mission and vision of CaringBridge, also an active user.

Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Services

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota serving all over the Twin Cities area. I serve as the Executive Chair of the RCAA. We have a meeting once a month to plan events and raise awareness of adoption issues. This group because that adoption is a lifelong journey and we are committing to serving as a resource for the adoption community. I also sit on panels and mentor youth through adoption experiences. This includes: assisting with Adoption Day Camp and celebrations, adoption events, special educational activities, sharing stories via panel discussions, providing a network for adoptees, and providing social activities.

Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC)

Located in Edina, Minnesota. I have spent many years at CPC leading youth in youth group, small group settings. Currently, I serve as an Elevate coach where I lead four high schoolers who are leading middle schoolers.

Christian Women in Media

Christian Women in Media

Leadership Advisory Council and Member of a networking for Christian women involved in the arts.

Minnesota Congressional District 3 DFL

Delegate and Director of CD3 since 2008. Work to promote candidates, raise money and awareness, fundraisers, events. We serve the western suburbs of the Twin Cities in the Democratic Party.

Dystonia MN (Dystonia Foundation, Dystonia Spasmodic Torticollis)

Lunch Group Leader-plan lunches every other month for those battling dystonia, be a support, resource, and encouragement to those with dystonia

HOPE360

HOPE360.org Expansion Committee Member – Hope360’s mission is to combat hopelessness by sharing stories of hope. As part of the expansion team, I help create ways to bring this message of hope to others.

Ivey Awards

Ivey Evaluator-evaluating the best Twin Cities live theatre productions in all categories

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Volunteer time and money for awareness and education

WeMN

Board Member of Programming and Events of Women Entrepreneurs of MN, Member

WOW (Women of Words)

Active Member of WOW where we support one another in writing