I am a Minnesota native, hailing from the little town of Winthrop. I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in journalism and communications. I moved out west for a handful of years, living in Montana and Colorado, before coming home and landing in St. Paul.
Communications, writing, and community engagement work have always been present in the roles I’ve held. Whether as a journalist, outreach specialist, wilderness guide, or a server/bartender, engaging with people, and my community, has always been an important part of my journey. I am honored to continue on that path by sharing the incredible mission of The Open Door.
When not fulfilling my role as Communications Specialist, I enjoy gardening, cooking, drinking lots and lots of coffee, snowboarding, backpacking, travel, snuggles with my dog Jerry and spending time with my enormous family.