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Community Involvement


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I've been blessed to be able to participate in a number of community related activities.  I feel that the ability to work and interact with others, for the benefit of the community, is one of the most satisfying parts of my life.

Law-Related Activities

Co-Lead Judge in Washington County's Veteran's Court Program.

 Co-Lead Judge in Washington County's Family Law "Early Neutral Evaluation" Initiative.


President, Washington County Law Library, Board of Trustees.


Past President, 19th District Bar Association.


Former Chair & Investigator, 19th District Bar Association Ethics Committee.


Past President, Washington County Bar Association


Helped establish the Sherburne County Bar Association.


Member, Minnesota State Bar Association.


Founder and Past President, Washington County City Prosecutor's Association.


Lecturer/Presenter at Continuing Legal Education Programs & area High Schools.

Member, State Canvassing Board (January 2006 and January 2020).


Member, 10th Judicial District Personnel & Human Resources Committee. (2001-2012)

Member, Washington County Calendar Review Committee.

Member, Washington County Architectural Space Committee.

Supervising Attorney, Washington County Fine Collections Unit (1994-2000).

Former Member & Chair, Washington County Sentence to Service Advisory Board.


Community Activities


Member, Washington County Agricultural Society. 


Volunteer, Friends of China, (International Teaching Outreach Program) (2011-)


Stillwater Chair, Boy Scouts-Friends of Scouting campaign (1996).


Member, Salem Lutheran Church & School in Stillwater.  (President - 11 Terms; Past Chair of Spiritual Growth Committee - 3 Terms, Past Chair of Long Range Planning Committee, also a member of the usher & vestry teams.)

Member, Wisconsin Lutheran Synod - National Church Board of Appeals.  (2015- 2019)

Member Board of Delegates, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, West St. Paul, Minnesota (2003-2011).

Former Volunteer Mechanic, Christians in Action, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Volunteer Basketball Coach, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, 9th Grade, 2007-2014, Varsity Assistant, 2010-2020.

Volunteer Coach/Advisor, Stillwater Area High School Mock Trial Team, 2013-2016.

Volunteer Coach, Stillwater Boy's Traveling Basketball Program, 2003-2008.

Volunteer Coach, Salem Lutheran Church & School, Boy's Basketball Program, 2004-2007.

Volunteer Coach, Lower St. Croix Valley & Lake Elmo, Traveling Baseball Programs (2004-2008).

Volunteer Football Coach, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Freshmen & JV Head Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach, 2008.


Volunteer Videographer, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Varsity Football Team, 2007 & 2009 - 2014.


Volunteer Sideline Official, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Varsity Football Team, 2013-Current.

Volunteer Shoe-shiner, Tim Tebow "Night to Shine,"  St. Croix Lutheran Academy, 2017- Current.

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