20-year Richfield Resident
B.S. Psychology and Criminal Justice 1996
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law 2000
Senior Director Legal Affairs, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Married to Stephanie for 25 years, two sons: Zach attends the U of M Twin Cities, Gage is a senior at Richfield High, two rescue dogs Sampson and Frankie.
Memberships, Volunteer, and Community Activities:
I typically volunteer between 800 and 1000 hours per year. Board meetings, Scout meetings, Eagle Scout projects, food drives, coaching, photographing school events, and some years more than 30 nights of high adventure/camping trips.
Richfield Tourism Promotion Board. (www.visitrichfield.com). Board Member since 2017, President of the Board Since 2018.
Scoutmaster-Troop 262. (Oak Grove Lutheran Church). Adult Leader since 2010, and Scoutmaster from 2012 to present.
Assistant Coach. Richfield High School/Academy of Holy Angels, Clay Target Sports, 2014 to Present.
Cub Scout Pack 384. (Woodlake Lutheran Church). Cubmaster, 2009-2012, continue to serve as Pinewood Derby Chair, and make/donate 25+trophies per year for various events.
Member of Woodlake Lutheran Church.
Richfield Planning Commission. Commission member and held various officer positions 2006-2018.
Richfield Community Services Commission. Commission member and held various officer positions 2000-2006, Committee Chair 2003-2006.
Richfield Chamber of Commerce. Board of Directors 2004-2010, 2011-2018. 2018-Business Leader of the Year.
Best Buy Foundation. Board Member for the Twin Cities Fund, 2003-Present. Twin Cities Fund gives $2.6 million dollars each year in support of local non-profit youth, career readiness, and arts and culture organizations.
Richfield Kids Technology Initiative. Board Member, 1999-2003. Best Buy funded program that awarded $1M in support to Richfield non-profit youth organizations. Including $250k in support to the Woodlake Nature Center.
Hobbies include home improvement projects, woodworking, metalworking, cooking, and spending time in the outdoors.
Why am I running for Richfield City Council?
I am fanatical supporter of Richfield!
I love this community and see tremendous opportunity in the coming years. The citizens of Richfield would benefit greatly from an elected leader with a deep understanding of so many of the issues we face in our community. With extensive business and economic development experience, a deep understanding of municipal operations, and years of immersion in all facets of our community; I am ready to be that leader. The timing is right for me personally and I am ready to give back to our community in a different way.