ABOUT ME


I AM A PATRIOTIC AMERICA WHO WAS BORN IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST BUT GREW UP OVERSEAS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND TRAVELED TO MANY DIFFERENT NATIONS.

 

IN ADDITION TO MY FAMILY AND MY RELIGION, GROWING UP AS AN "EXPAT" INSTILLED IN ME A DYNAMIC, DIVERSE AND MULTICULTURAL WORLDVIEW.

 

I SUMMERED IN DETROIT LAKES, MINNESOTA WHERE MY FAMILY HAS A LAKE CABIN.  I HAVE FAMILY THAT LIVES IN PERHAM, MINNESOTA AND WHEN IT CAME TIME TO ENROLL IN COLLEGE, I RELOCATED TO MOORHEAD, MINNEOTA AND ENROLLED AT MOORHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY.

 

IN COLLEGE A FORMED A STUDENT ORGANIZATION WITH THE LATE DAVID HELFTER CALLED, 'FRIENDS OF DEMOCRACY', WHICH WORKED ON GETTING STUDENTS MORE INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS, ELECTION LAW REFORMS AND SPONSORING VARIOUS DEBATES ONCAMPUS.

 

I ALSO REBUILT THE CAMPUS CHAPTER OF THE COLLEGE DEMOCRATS AND I RAN FOR MOORHEAD CITY MAYOR.  I HAVE SINCE MOVED TO OTTERTAIL COUNTY WHERE I FORMED TWO HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS, THE PRAIRIE EQUALITY INITIATIVE AND THE MIDWEST VOTERS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS.