About Us

Office Staff


I have worked here in the union office since August 2003. I live in Brooklyn Park with my husband Dale. We have three grown sons and one daughter-in-law, and we are really enjoying the empty nest these days! Our two cats wish we would leave the nest so that they could rule the house even more than they do now!

Membership Accounting

I started in March 2010 in Membership Accounting here at UFCW Local 653. I am glad to have the opportunity to be working with a great team and am looking forward to helping you with any membership needs or concerns.

I have been happily married to my husband, Brad, for thirteen years, and have three wonderful sons: Eric, Logan and Kaeden. We enjoy outdoor activities such as boating and skiing, but also enjoy the quiet family nights when our boys sporting events don't overwhelm us.

I had been employed in the human services field for 30 years and decided it was time for a change. I began working at Local 653 in March 2015. The people here are amazing and so much fun to work with. I have two grandchildren that I adore and see often. I have three cats and one dog all of which came from local rescues. I like camping, boating, bonfires and lazy days hanging out by the lake. I enjoy volunteering for the Cooks for Kids at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis and at the Ronald McDonald House that serves families whose children is receiving care for a life-threatening illness. The average stay is 20 days and can be as long as 142 days. We typically serve dinner to 90-100 people. The families are very thankful for a home cooked meal. 

UFCW Local 653 Staff- I wish to thank you for your representation for union support shops at the Crow Wing County Fair. Your message to support “people” was loud and clear. As an individual that has several friends that work in the union groce… - Janet