My unwavering support of and commitment to IAAO is demonstrated in the number of years I have been active and the extent of my service, which includes:
• IAAO Member since 2000
• IAAO Board Member (2018-2020)
• Governance Committee Member (2021)
• Finance Committee Member (2019)
• Membership Committee Chair overseeing the Membership, Membership Recognition, Associate Member, Chapter and Affiliate Committees (2016-2017)
• Communications Committee Chair (2015)
• Communication Committee Member (2010-2014)
• Women’s Initiative Task Force Member (2021)
• Executive Director Hiring Task Force Member (2020)
• Local Host Task Force Co-Chair (2018)
• Matylda Zurowska Hudak Member of the Year Award Winner (2018)
• John A. Zangerle Award Winner as Editor of MAAO’s Equal Eyes publication (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009)
• IAAO CAE Designation (2008)
• IAAO Instructor (2015 – present)
• IAAO Professional Designation Advisor (2016 – present)
• IAAO Representative (2012 – present)
• Authored and Presented at the IAAO Annual Conference (2010-2020)
• Authored and Presented at the GIS/CAMA Conference (2012, 2016-2018)
• IAAO Fair and Equitable – Authored “With Gratitude: Looking Back on My U40 Days” Fair and Equitable, August 2016, Volume 14, Number 8
City of Minneapolis, City Assessor (2021)
City of Minneapolis, Interim City Assessor (2021)
City of Minneapolis, Director of Assessments (2014-2020)
City of Minnetonka, City Assessor (2009-2014)
City of Minnetonka, Appraiser (1998-2009)
Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), 2008
Minnesota Senior Accredited Assessor (SAMA), 2003
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies; second major in Geography; University of Minnesota—Duluth, 1998
Editorial Board Committee Chair, 2004 – 2011
Equal Eyes, Managing Editor 2003 – 2011
Region IX President, 2014 – 2016
Region IX Vice-President, 2013
Membership Coordinator, 2012 – Present
Instructor and Grader, 2014 – Present
Lip gloss addict. Problem Solver. Communicator. Yogi. Chef wannabe. Cabernet consumer. Team builder. Exercise lover. Overpacker. Public servant forever. Ragnarian. RBG=Hero. Mommy of 1.
Patience is a virtue, but not one of mine. Mommy to Anders.
While my bio tells you about my professional life, I have learned that knowing who someone is outside of 8 to 5 explains a lot about the how and why they do things.
Family comes first.
I am grateful for my husband Bryan who has been patient and supportive so that I can give some extra time to professional organizations including IAAO and MAAO.
We have one son, Anders. Being a parent is a humbling experience watching your child exude your best and worse characteristics. My message to Anders is to find what you love to do and live it passionately.
I have been fortunate that my family and my IAAO family have become one. It has been a dream being able to share with them my IAAO experiences.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my amazing parents. My mom worked for a county for 40+ years in IT and my dad had fantastic construction skills doing everything from underwater welding to fine, detailed carpentry work. What they both taught me was in addition to working hard, you show up every day and you do the right thing, always.
It is so awesome when you wake up and can’t wait to get to work.
130,000 parcels, $60+B in EMV, 38 awesome staff
My vision is that our office will be the one that all others wish to emulate. That is my launch pad every day.
We work to continually grow and improve as individuals and as a team.
I am so grateful to work with such a talented team and for such an amazing city