I am so honored to hold the title of Mrs. Minnesota 2016. I am married to my husband Michael and we have 4 children Lucy, Blake, Layla and Ellie. We live in Sauk Rapids Minnesota. I recently started a wellness center in my home town after all my experience as a Hospice nurse striving to bring good nutrition to the people of my community one person at a time. My heart was burdened last year with the issue of sex trafficking and that it is happening right in my hometown. God laid this upon my heart to get involved. I have become and advocate and will not stop fighting for those who lost their voice. I have attended several workshops, raised funs, and partnered up with many non profits to help the victims of sex trafficking. Minnesota is ranked #9 in the United stated for sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. I know I can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone. This year I plan to spread awareness on a national level and also highlight this pageant for all it does for women making an impact. I look forward to this year!