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.

Section 1 Map

About Me


My husband Walt and I moved to Crystal in 1997. 21 years later, we are firmly planted here with our adopted dog, Spencer.

A graduate of North Hennepin Community College, I have worked as a graphic designer – currently with a marketing communications firm in Waconia for over 17 years. Previously, I was a radio announcer in southern Minnesota and central Indiana, after graduating from Brown College.

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 or updates to the City Council.

I am the Valley Place Lead at NextDoor.com — a free and useful app for neighbors to connect with a computer or smartphone.

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.