Biography

Earned and Honorary Degrees

BS Leadership and Management, Northland College

Background

I moved to the Chequamegon Bay in 1998, started a farm, started a construction company, got married, had four children, graduated from Northland in 2010, and bought a beautiful farmstead on the Marengo River just south of Ashland. Our farm, River Road Farm, has been providing Northland College and the region with fresh produce for the last five years. It is my passion for organic agriculture and sustainable food production that inspired me to be a part of Northland's food systems initiatives.

Why Northland?

Northland is a bed rock feature of the Chequamegon Bay and without it our community would be a much less fun and interesting place to live. I am proud to contribute to the future success of the College.

Student Involvement

Student involvement is integral to the campus wide food systems programming. From garden initiatives to food preservation, to the art of composting, there are numerous ways for students with a passion for food and agriculture to be involved.

Personal Interests

I love to canoe, hike and camp with my family, hunt, fish, and stargaze. This area provides so many awesome opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. There's something new and exciting to explore in each season.