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Book Awards

  • 2018 Mill City Press Awards - First place in the Self Help Catagory



  • Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award and 2014 commencement speaker at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Cloud, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Associate of the Year Award from the National Association of Campus Activities
  • Associate of the Year Award from the Minnesota Federation of Fairs
  • Hall of Fame Award for the Wisconsin Association of Fairs

Degrees & Certifications

  • B.A. Degree in English from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • M.A. Degree in Higher Education Administration from Truman State University
  • Additional post graduate work at the University of Minnesota & Notre Dame
  • Communications Certificate from University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Festival and Events Manager 
  • Certified Fast Trac Instructor from the Kauffman Foundation
  • Board & Executive board member for many organizations
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