I have been on the board for the last 5 years and for the last 2 years have been President. My wife and I have lived on 3rd lake for the last 32 years and have raised our family here on the lake. I joined the board after my retirement in an effort to give back to the lake. Forest Lake has been our life and the ability to raise our kids on the lake has been extremely rewarding. My greatest enjoyment is driving around the lake on our pontoon and enjoying the scenery and the beauty of the lake and the people living on the lake.
My wife Doris and I moved to the lake in 2002, two years before I retired. I have been an active member of the FLLA Board since 2007, serving two years as the organization’s second president. For the past 5 years I have also been serving as a Board member of the Comfort Lake Forest Lake Watershed District(CLFLWD). The CLFLWD is the major technical and financial partner in protecting and improving the water and recreational quality of our Lake. Our lake home ( and water toys) have been a major attraction for our 9 grandkids, allowing us to spend more time with them. Fishing was the initial motivator for moving to the lake, but I quickly discovered that I enjoyed the lake’s natural beauty, expanse and soothing tranquility just as much! I strongly encourage you to join /support the FLLA because the size of our membership and dedication of our Board members have allowed us to engage partners (CLFLWD, City of Forest Lake, Washington County and the Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) with the technical knowledge and financial resources to help us protect and improve the water and recreational quality of this valuable natural resource ….Forest Lake!
I am a proud founding member of the lake association and have served on the since we formed it in 2000. I Grew up on the lake and have lived on Forest Lake for most of my entire life. I currently reside on the east side of 1st lake. I am a real estate broker/agent in the Forest Lake area and I specifically specialize in waterfront property. I have been representing home owners and buyers on Forest Lake for more than 23 years. I love the diversity of Forest lake. It’s a great sportsman lake and a wonderful lake recreationally as well. I enjoy the size and the unique layout of the 3 bodies of water. This makes for year round enjoyment regardless of what type of enthusiast you are. It’s important on so many levels......I have called this lake my home my whole life and now am thrilled to be raising my family to enjoy and respect the lake the same as I did growing up. I am truly committed to keeping Forest Lake desirable by helping in any way I can to better the quality and improve this wonderful resource that we are so fortunate to share. Each year all of our combined efforts as a board and as an association are truly making a difference. I am proud to call Forest lake home!
CORPORATE/ WEED HARVESTER
I have been on the board for 9 years and grew up on Forest Lake. We enjoy water sports and hanging out with friends and family on the lake. We own Twin Cities Dock and Lift that is located in Forest Lake and spend most days on the water. Forest Lake is important to us because we love the water and will enjoy raising our family on it.
I am a new member of the FLLA board as of July of 2019. My wife and I live on First Lake. We purchased our house in 2014. We love it. We enjoy fishing, kayaking, cruising in our pontoon, and I especially enjoy small boat sailing. I’m a 25 year IBMer leading Business Development for the Quantum Computing effort. Forest Lake is important to us because of its natural beauty, its proximity to the metro area, and the abundant avian population. An eagle family is nested near by, a loon couple regular sings out front, and the annual swan visit is remarkable. Forest Lake is a wonderful resource for relaxing, recreating, and just enjoying with friends. I want to do what I can to keep it beautiful for all to enjoy.
ARTS IN THE PARK
I was born and raised in the Minneapolis Area and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering. I also have an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. I currently work for IND Waste Services Inc. I married a Wisconsin girl and we have three (3) grown children who are all employed in science fields. We have lived on the lake for 28 years and have been on the board for the last 3 years. I like the other board member share the same passion for helping the great Forest Lake by developing and implementing solutions to lake safety with continued and unfettered recreational enjoyment. Forest lake represents to me and my family all recreation, tranquility, and beauty right out our door.
I have been serving on the FLLA Board 8 years, 2 of those as treasurer. My family and I moved onto the lake in 2012. I am an engineering consultant working with electric utilities. Having grandchildren, it is such a pleasure to introduce them to all of the diverse sights, sounds, and activities the lake has to offer. It’s important that we all do what we can to make the lake a better place, and FLLA membership is a huge step in the right direction.
CITY LIASON/ MERCHANDISE
I am a life-long resident of Forest Lake and have enjoyed raising my family on Forest Lake. I have been on the FLLA Board since 2013 and I am the past President. As a self employed printer in Forest Lake, I feel blessed that I could make a living in the community I love. The best part of working and living in Forest Lake is that I am able to volunteer in my community. While my kids were in elementary school, I was able to volunteer weekly for several years. I am active in the Forest Lake Lions Club and like giving back to my community. I grew up fishing, swimming and boating on the local lakes. My favorite days of the Summer are when we have a yard full of family and you can hear the kids laughing and giggling as they splash around in the water on tubes or paddle boards. I truly enjoy the peacefulness of watching the sun set over the Lake with my wife Lesa and a glass wine. Last Summer, I invited 100 of my closest friends to watch the movie Jaws on the Lake: We all floated in inner-tubes/paddle boards on the water and watched the movie after dark on a 14 ft inflatable movie screen I put at the end of my dock. Truth be told, there were some unadventurous ones who watched from their boats. Yep, I enjoy the Lake!
MEMBERSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA
My wife, Andrea, and I have lived on Forest Lake since 2012 and we became members of the FLLA in 2016. I am a new member to the board as I found significant value in its mission and the community members that support it. I love being on the water and watching all the wildlife that call Forest Lake home. I like to fish, kayak, and do water sports, but my favorite is watching our dog enjoy the water as well. Outside of the lake, in the early spring, my wife and I enjoy tapping our maple trees and making our own Forest Lake maple syrup. I work in marketing and sales for a family entertainment center in Apple Valley. I always wanted to live on a lake, and when it became possible, I chose Forest Lake. The health and wellness of the lake is this cities greatest asset and I look forward to doing what I can to help protect it and watch it thrive.
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
I have lived on Forest Lake since 2016 and became members of the FLLA in that same year. I grew up spending weekends on the Mississippi River with my family so enjoying our states lakes and rivers has always been one of my favorite things. My husband and I like to fish but we also enjoy just cruising around the lake. Outside of the lake, I enjoy working in my lake-side garden and cooking. In 2016, I started my own business called Gift Six. We are a mobile gift wrapping service, working all-around the Twin Cities in our enclosed, retrofitted trailer, that we call - The Wrappery. Some of my greatest memories (old and new) involve the bodies of water in Minnesota and I want future generations to make those same kinds of memories. The wellness of the lake is essential to keep the city of Forest Lake a thriving community.