I'm Carlie and I'm running to represent you, neighbors and friends in Eden Prairie, in our Minnesota House of Representatives.
For seven years, my husband Rory and I have been building our life in District 48B alongside so many of you. I love living in Eden Prairie, especially our great schools and green spaces. In fact, I spend a lot of time walking with our rescue dog, Silas, around Homeward Hills Park. I try to wave at you as you drive by, and many of you actually wave back! I strive to create a sense of community where we know our neighbors and can sit down and discuss what's important to us and our future as individuals, as a district, and as a state.
I grew up in a union household in Sheboygan, Wisconsin - the bratwurst capitol of the United States - and came to Minnesota to study Entrepreneurship and Spanish at the University of Saint Thomas. Rory and I met there and after graduation, we quickly decided that we wanted to spend our lives together in the southwest metro. We live, work, and play in and around Eden Prairie and look forward to our children attending Eden Prairie Public Schools and participating in community activities. We are members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Edina and I serve on the parish Outreach Committee.
My professional background is in operations and management in both the public and private sectors: in education, non-profit and the IT industry. I'm passionate and I am a problem solver. I will put my experience to work for you when I represent our district in Saint Paul.