Love of Talking TV

People say I'm a conversational public speaker. I can attest to being a life-long TV fan.  Growing up in the Midwest in the 70s, the idea of ever making it to NY or LA to be in the entertainment field was simply unthinkable. So when my nest emptied, I started a podcast and named it Advanced TV Herstory. 

Leadership Advisor

Don't talk to me about tactics. Figure out what the goal is. Resources and tools determine tactics. Secure your focus and discipline. Maintain your values. Keep an eye on progress. Stay optimistic. Succeed.


My work grows with your feedback. Please listen to the podcast and read my personal blog, then drop me a note about your TV memories and impressions. Please, share your experience.


Leadership Advisor

 Consulting areas: Executive public and reputation relations and strategic planning,  Emphasis and interest in differentiating audiences by affinity and generation and aligning message and method to match.  Strong knowledge of higher education, healthcare, government at all levels, participation/engagement strategies and working successfully with boards of directors.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Minnesota State University Mankato (2014-2016). Leadership courses.  


M.A. in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Emphasis in Strategic Management.

B.A. in Political Science and Foreign Language from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Past Positions

Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Director of Marketing and Public Relations (SW Metro), Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Writer and Strategist, House of Representatives, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Elected and Appointed Service

City Councilmember at-Large, Bloomington, Minnesota

School Board Director, Ind. School District 271, Bloomington, Minnesota

School Board Director, Ind. School District 287 (appointed)

Member, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

Member and past chair, Mines Advisory Group, Washington, D.C.

City representative, State Community Health Advisory Committee (Minnesota Department of Health)