I was born right here in Minnesota, but spent much of my childhood in the UK.  After moving back to the US, I settled in Apple Valley in 2007 and have lived here since.

I’m well traveled, which included spending a year teaching English in Romania in the late 90’s (seeing first-hand the effects that decades of socialism have on a country).

I’ve worked in retail, technical support,
and now in sales support.  I have no professional political experience but have come to realize that my time both in and outside of the US has helped me not only appreciate what we have here but understand the need to protect and expand the freedoms we have.