Posted by Minnesota lynx in on January 29, 2019
I’m honored to join the Minnesota Lynx President’s Circle in the quest for gender equity in sports. This organization also embodies diversity and the commitment to give back to the community through volunteerism – which I applaud.
My professional life includes 30+ years in sales management and consultation as a professional space planner, podcaster and volunteer. Yes, I watch Marie Kondo – as a 6ft tall woman, she would fit in my back pocket!
My past volunteerism has included being a member/chair of the Roseville planning commission, youth sports basketball coach, school board member, President of the Builders Association Foundation and President of the Gopher Women’s Volleyball Point U Booster’s. I am currently involved with Bolder Options – an organization providing mentorship to youth whose mission says it best: “teaching youth to succeed in all of life’s races”. (shameless plug: We’re always in need of mentors!). I am also active with The Spinal CSF Leak Foundation – an organization that brings awareness to the debilitating condition of spinal fluid leaks.
In my personal life, I am the proud mother of three strong women – all athletes and so much more, 2 granddaughters (possible future athletes – the height doesn’t stop with me!), a fantastic husband, and two great son-in-laws. As a former competitive athlete, just post Title IV, I have watched the progression of athletics firsthand. While we have, as they say, “come a long way baby”, we still have work to do! I look forward to being involved in that progression and connecting with others through this great organization.