I grew up here in Grand Rapids. In my time in school I was an active member of the renowned Grand Rapids Bands. I was also a member of the Grand Rapids Swim Team. I graduated in 2014 from GRHS and from there enrolled at the University of North Dakota.
Entering college, my goal was to become an engineer. Upon my first few months, I found that I had a different calling. That calling was to build communities and help people. I then switched my major to Public Administration.
My time in college is what gave me a larger scope for community service. I joined the Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha. Through my fraternity, I would lead and take part in my philanthropic actions in the community of Grand Forks. My involvement earned me the respect of my brothers and I served as our chapter president for my senior year. I graduated in May of 2018.
After graduating, I was offered the opportunity to work as the Field Director for Congressman Jason Lewis on his re-election campaign for Minnesota's Second Congressional District in the Twin Cities. My experience down there taught me many things from community organizing to learning how to work with high level officials. Through that experience, I couldn't deny the urge to find a way home back north.
In December of 2018, I was given that chance. I interviewed with Congressman Pete Stauber to become part of his District Office. When I was told I got the job, I was overcome with emotion. I was to be returning home, but I would be returning home to work every day and helping people. Not just any people, the people that raised me, my community.
Working as Congressman Stauber's Field Representative have given me countless experiences with our regions leaders and people. I have been involved with decisions that are affecting our homes and communities. The gift in building relationships with people all across Northeastern Minnesota and hearing first-hand their issues and concerns for the State of Minnesota. My job only further fueled my love for our community and the passion to one day serve it further.
Now serving as the Representative in House District 5B I have been a loud and delivering voice for my constituents. From forestry to mining. Schools to public safety. The people of my district have given me the playbook that they want done in St. Paul and that is what I have worked to deliver. The privilege to serve and be the best voice I can for all of us drives me everyday.
Whether it be a day exploring mining or logging roads with my family looking for berries. Maybe a hot afternoon in the summer at Tioga Pit with my friends. A weekend exploring the lakes with my Dad looking for the next best fishing spot. I owe my experience in this life to where I call home.
Growing up in Northern Minnesota is what I consider to be my greatest blessing in my life. The communities that I am serving have given me so many memories, skills, and relationships.
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