I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I was raised in Minnesota from the age of thirteen. I am the eighth child out of fourteen. I have four brothers and nine sisters. I am single with no children. I am a committed Christian and attend The House Church in Eagan. At The House Church I am currently a Prayer Team leader for Sunday Services, Lead a Prayer Group on Wednesdays and a Prayer Team member every First Friday Service.
I was raised in South Minneapolis and lived in the Bloomington Richfield area for many years before owning homes in Lakeville and Richfield. I presently reside in the Eagan, MN. I grew up with a strong work ethic and desire to be successful. I have a heart for people and want to make people’s lives better. I was taught I could be whatever I wanted to be as long as I worked hard.
Central High School
Graduated Summa Cum Laude – North Central University (formerly North Central Bible College)
MA in Intercultural Leadership – Crown College -2011
Ordained Minister Assembly of God – 2012
I worked as Medical Receptionist for 13 years before going on disability and retiring in 2013. Prior to working as a medical receptionist I owned a housecleaning business for about 15 years. I worked part-time at a group home teaching Independent Living Skills and one of my first jobs was working as an Assistant Activity Director and later as the Activity Director at a group home.
I have been involved in grass roots politics since the Reagan era. I served as an election judge in Bloomington for about 10 years before moving to Lakeville and Eagan. I served as an election judge in Dakota County in the Presidential Primary and school board election. I have not held any public office but have been in leadership roles at my church as Team Leader for Altar Prayer Ministry, Life Group Leader, Prayer Minister in the Prayer and Care Department and was on the Mission Board for six years. I served on the Resolutions Committee at Cedar Valley for two years and team taught classes on prayer.
I have volunteered at Teen Challenge and at Food in the Hood at Cedar Valley Church.
I have compassion for people and their needs. I look for ways to make things better for those who are struggling or in need. I live in senior housing, help plan fun activities and lead a weekly bible study. I have experienced things in my life with the healthcare system, being a small business owner, volunteering in public school classroom and working with many different populations. I worked as a volunteer chaplain at Golden Living in Bloomington and provided musical interludes on the Alzheimer’s and Memory Care unit at Presbyterian Homes in Bloomington.
I have unique experiences as an African-American woman, a person with a disability and conservative values. My life experience in all of these different arenas qualifies me to be an effective legislator working for the people, and to be an advocate for appropriate means to make their lives better
Song writing, playing guitar, singing and cooking