Since joining the board in 2014 I’ve been deeply committed to partnering with the administration, staff and community to ensure continued excellence in our schools. I’m proud of the work we’ve done in my decade on the board and look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of the Mounds View School District.




I grew up in the Mounds View School District attending Valentine Hills, Highview and Mounds View High School. My wife Nicki attended Turtle Lake, Chippewa and Mounds View High School. We stayed in the Mounds View School District because we wanted our kids to have the same exceptional public school education that we received. 

Our Family
Jake (21) received significant special education services while in the District and is now living between our home and his grandparents. Brad (15) is a Sophomore at Mounds View High School and was recently crowned Homecoming Royalty. Josh (13) is in 8th grade at Chippewa and all about football #OneHerd! Steven (11) is in 6th grade at Chippewa and has a love for dance, spending most of his time at Metro Dance Center.

Mission & Values

I’m deeply committed to this community. You don’t spend a lifetime in a school district and a decade on the board without a profound commitment to your community. As I look at my next term I am focused on three key things:

    1. Academic Achievement – in particular, learning loss from Covid. We are fortunate to be outpacing national trends as we close the gap from the pandemic, but we have work to do.
    2. Equity – we have a long standing Equity Promise that is the foundation for our ongoing work. As our district’s demographics change we need to double down on this promise and ensure that EACH student has what they need to succeed.
    3. Mental Health – long before the pandemic we were facing a mental health crisis in our community and across the country. Increased supports will be critical to insure that our young people and staff have the tools they need to be successful.


Mounds View Education Association – Education Minnesota
SEIU 284 and SEIU MN Statewide (Paras, Custodians, Clerical, etc.)
Outfront Minnesota 
Northeast Metro Climate Action

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