Building A Community that Knows We're All Connected
I've been a resident of Afton since 1984, and with my spouse Cindy, raised our three children in the village. With a creek flowing through our yard, beautiful perennial gardens surrounding our home within a stones throw of the St. Croix, we know we are blessed to have built our lives in this community!
With that continued blessing comes responsibility that has guided my work with neighbors to preserve and protect our special place in the St. Croix River Valley
As a lawyer helped residents near Square lake protect it from shore land development
Worked with Afton neighbors to stop multistory town homes in the village and the development of a private marina in Steamboat Park
Started Afton's curbside recycling program as a member of the resource recovery committee
Co-founded the Afton Foundation which became the Lower St. Croix Valley Foundation
Early proponent of Historic and Natural Preservations Routes. It was the work of Afton Residents to protect St. Croix Trail that resulted in important State legislation that would also protect the Gun Flint Trail
Presented a citizen's case for wastewater treatment in the Village before the MPCA
Became a licensed contractor for environmental compliance for an engineering company I co-founded for projects in Oregon
Two terms on the Afton Parks and Open Spaces Committee
Member of the Design Review Committee
Former treasurer of the Afton Historical Society
Member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
Proponent of the "Rural by Design" concept to protect Afton's open Spaces and surface water resources
Law Partner of the former Washington County Attorne
Certified Neutral (Mediator) that would help Parties resolve disputes without litigation.
Won cases before the Minnesota Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Treasurer Rotary Foundation
American Red Cross/ St. Croix Valley Chapter
Co-founder of the St. Croix Family Resource Center
Most Fun Of All
12 years coach of baseball, softball, and football for Afton-Lakeland VAA youth teams
Former head girls track coach at North St. Paul High School
After school tutor
If you elect me your Ward One representative on the City Council, I will use my experience to get answers to your concerns, ask hard questions and and make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely but not let Afton fall into a state of disrepair.
Together we can preserve and protect this wonderful piece of the St. Croix Valley keeping Afton a "Community that knows we're all connected."
To do that I need to hear from you. Not just during election time, but throughout the year. I will hold monthly meet-ups to listen to your concerns, get answers to your questions and make sure all the residents of Ward One have a voice in Afton city government.
Go the "News" Section of this website for periodic updates on issues, actions and where your concerns will be posted.