I grew up on a farm in Hibbing, which is a mining town located on the Mesabi Iron Range in Northern Minnesota. My two older sisters and I were raised by my grandparents who both encouraged us to live our lives to the fullest. My grandmother fostered a strong and open minded faith based home and our entire family would volunteer our time at church. It was there I discovered my talent for communications. After graduating from Hibbing, I pursued a degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota. In my free time I manage a multimedia news site modeled after the Daily Planet, the fictional newspaper from Superman lore. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, specifically my six nieces and nephews. My door will always be open, so stop by and say hello!