Detroit Lakes resident since 1989 -- family includes husband, Jim, a commercial lender at Bremer Bank, a son who is a counselor at the Boys' & Girls' Club in Duluth, and a daughter who graduated from UW Madison and is pursuing a Master's at the University of Alberta-Edmonton in Plant Eco Physiology. In addition, we have hosted six exchange students from Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Peru and Denmark. Originally from Fertile, Minnesota -- graduate of MSUM where I studied international business and Spanish -- worked in the printing business 1981-1998 -- owner of Multiple Technologies, Xerox sales agency in Detroit Lakes and Fargo, 1998-2014 -- active in Rotary International since 1993 -- past board member and chairperson of Detroit Lakes Public Education Foundation -- member of League of Women Voters of Becker County and Lakes Country Networking Group -- past Detroit Lakes School Board member, youth and high school soccer referee for 15 years, Lakes Area Literacy Council, ECFE board, ESL volunteer tutor. I love to read, practice yoga, camp, hike, crew for hot air balloons and sail. Favorite authors: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louise Erdrich, Pablo Neruda, Ernest Hemingway, Barbara Kingsolver, Chris Cleave, Neil Gaiman. Music I enjoy: U2, Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Cat Stevens, Coldplay, Wilco, Ray LaMontagne, Van Morrison, First Aid Kit, Trampled by Turtles, Prince, Neil Young. Favorite movies: Sound of Music (first one I ever saw in a theater), Sweetland, The Big Lebowski, The Bourne series and Harold and Maude.