Freelance Writer and Communications Professional
Elizabeth has a B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She has a news reporting and writing fellow at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fl and editorial positions at magazine including Greenspring Media Group, publishers of such publications as Minnesota Monthly and WHERE Twin Cities. She later moved to the corporate communications department at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, Minn. Since 2006, Elizabeth has been a full-time freelance writer, contributing articles to many regional and national business, trade and consumer publications.
Her husband Eric grew up in St. Cloud and, in 2009, they moved back to raise a family. They and their two small children live in Sartell, but open enroll into District 742 for the Chinese Immersion Program, Guang Ming Academy, at Madison Elementary in St. Cloud. Elizabeth is active at Bethlehem Lutheran, serving as Board Chair of the Bethlehem Lutheran Early Childhood Center. She is, along with her husband Eric, also active in many other community organizations. She began her work with LEAF in 2014 as a member of the Immersion Program Fund committee and is excited to begin her first term on the LEAF Board of Directors. Elizabeth is in her first term on the LEAF board.