"Look at the river in sections, look people in the face."
I believe it is important to live a life of positive consequence for my community. As such, I have spent most of my adult life in some form of public service to my nation, state, and community.
Enlisting into the military at the age of 17, and would end up with a ten year military career in the US Army and Minnesota National Guard (1999-2009). During my time in service I obtained three different M.O.S. qualifications:
12B Combat Engineer
63sB Light and Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
92F Petroleum Supply Specialist
As a soldier I participated in three major operations:
Operation Kastle in 2000 as a combat engineer.
Operation Alaskan Road in 2001 as a combat engineer.
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Task Force 34): 2008-2009 as a petroleum supply specialist.
In 2008 I was deployed for a year to the Iraq War with the 834th ASB. While in country our small unit fueled over 5,000 helicopters, over a million gallons of fuel, and achieved the meritorious unit accommodation.
Served a member of the Falcon Heights Fire Department from 2013-2016.
Served as a member of the Falcon Heights Parks Commission from 2013-2017.
Created content inducted into the Library of Congress in 2014.
Attended every DFL precinct caucus since 2016 and was a SD 66 delegate alternate for the DFL 2018 state convention.
Worked for the DFL Senate District 42 in 2016, canvassing for the Barb Yarusso and Jamie Becker-Finn campaigns.
Served as Assistant Director of Minnesota National Guard Teen Camp in 2007.
Responsible for creating the "soldier's weekend" at Camp Onomia, where veterans and active duty soldiers could utilize the camp for free on the independence day weekend.
I have served my country and community for over 20 years, I would be honored to continue to serve you in the Minnesota legislature. Together we can be the change we need for the future.