About Section 1
Section 1 encompasses the southern portion of Crystal, and includes Wards 1 and 2. It begins south of 45th Ave. N. in Ward 2 and ends at 27th Ave N in Ward 1. Neighborhoods include Bassett Creek, Brownwood, Fair, Lee Park, Valley Place, and Winnetka Hills.
My husband Walt and I moved to Crystal in 1997. We live in the Valley Place Neighborhood with our adopted dog, Spencer.
A graduate of North Hennepin Community College, I work as a graphic designer with a marketing communications firm in Waconia. I used my craft to help redesign our city logo in 2017! Previously, I was a radio announcer in southern Minnesota and central Indiana after graduating from Brown College. I also studied fine arts at Ball State University in Indiana.
My first involvement with the city was becoming an election judge in 2006. I served on the Crystal Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission from 2011-2016. Since 2012, I’ve volunteered for the Crystal Frolics and currently serve on the committee. In 2015, I was appointed to the Crystal Charter Commission by Hennepin County District Court. The Charter is similar to a constitution, and the Commission meets once a year to review and recommend any changes. I am also a graduate of the Crystal Police Citizens Academy.
On NextDoor.com, I am the Valley Place Lead. NextDoor is a free and useful app for neighbors to connect online.
My Section 1 Council term began January 3, 2017 and ends Dec. 31, 2020. I currently serve as a liaison for the Park/Rec Advisory Commission and President for the Economic Development Authority.