Education:St. Cloud State University, bachelor's degree in mass communications
I graduated from Pacelli High School in Austin, Minn. I have an applied science degree with an emphasis in horse management from the University of Minnesota, Waseca (which is now a prison by the way). I have an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where I was editor of the Westbank Journal and a summer intern at the Dispatch. I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. I interned at the St. Cloud Times while attending SCSU.
I returned to the Dispatch full time in April 1996 after graduating from SCSU. My work experience includes being a riding instructor and assistant barn manager. I worked in the resort industry where I was reservations coordinator and later manager of more than 100 privately owned rental townhomes and villas at a northern Minnesota resort.
Worst interview: Came from my chance to interview America’s top tennis player Andy Roddick after an exhibition match in the Twin Cities. Well to be clear it was a chance to ask a question at a small post-match news conference. And it failed when I found, after being a fan of his for years, I was in too much shock at seeing him in person to pry my mouth open. But, luckily, I remembered my question as soon as he left the room. Nice one. As Andy would say in his blog — “wall.”
How do you enjoy spending time away from work? Spending time with family and friends, going to movies, reading, and trying not to be the absolute worst tennis player in central Minnesota — if not the state, maybe the Midwest. Can you say double fault?