Three words that people closest to you would use to describe you?
I think people would describe me as an honest, creative, passionate outdoors woman.
Who are your biggest influences?
My friends: Fred Christen of F&D Archery in Osseo, Ted Nugent, aka "Uncle Ted" and former park ranger Betty Brevik.
Is what you are doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
Yes. My career as a Park Ranger comes very natural to me. I was influenced as a youth to seek out a job in the outdoors and I hope to inspire some of today's youth to do the same.
Who are your heroes?
Fred Bear, my grandmother, the Warriors of our military.
Words to live by?
Where there's a will, there's a way. Never give up, never give in. Adapt, overcome and improvise.
What are some of your interests?
All things outdoors. Not only hunting and fishing, but appreciating nature. Teaching others - youth archery, how to scout for game, how to set up to hunt, techniques, skills and ethics to be a better asset to nature. I truly enjoy seeing things in nature that others may not see. Photography and writing are other outlets that let me share what I see. Taking in the wonder of sunrises, sunsets and uncontrollable weather. I love a good storm.
What do you do?
I am a Park Ranger and a passionate outdoors woman. I run two popular campgrounds and spend a great deal of time in the outdoors.
What makes you tough?
I'm creative, dedicated and passionate about whatever I set my mind on. There's no task or challenge that I won't take on. I welcome a good challenge!
What do you do on your days off?
Besides All things Outdoors... I like to get together with friends and family. I love a good old movie, watching the Green Bay Packers, having a campfire, sharing my photos on social media, taking in some good recipes from my Kill it for the Skillet FB page, seeing what my Backcountry Traditions hunting team teammates are up to and setting up events for American Daughters of Conservation.
What are your favorite ToughTested products and why?
I absolutely love the versatility of The Beacon. Being a multitasking outdoors woman, it really suits me. It is not only a great flashlight and power bank, but in an emergency it is a beacon and window breaking tool. Additionally, The Jolt, is perfect for a Park Ranger. Not only a very durable bright flashlight, but it doubles as a jump starting tool. Very handy in a campground where it is common for vehicles to have a dead battery. A door may be left open, radio left on too long and other vehicles may not be available.