Avonna and Mike live near Hayes Elementary. Avonna works for a consulting firm and Mike works for Warners Stellian. They spend a lot of time cheering on Dylan and his Tiger teammates at wrestling, football, and baseball games.
Avonna was born in Bismarck, North Dakota but has lived in Minnesota most of her life. She received her undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Minnesota and her master’s degree in Political Management and Advocacy from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She graduated from Park Center Senior HIgh in 2001.
Avonna’s community work includes:
– Fridley School Board Member since 2018
– Alexandra House, Board Member
– NARAL, Board Member (former)
– Fridley TRIP, Co-Founder
– Fridley Police Advisory Group, Member
– Fridley Charter Commissioner since 2015
– ACHIEVE mentor
– Foreign Exchange Host Family
She prides herself in her mentorship abilities and enjoys working with young women to help them prepare for life after high school. She is a past cheer coach at Park Center Senior High and Spring Lake Park Senior High. She’s supported women in their quest to run for office across the state and spends her time mentoring young women seeking to learn about the political process.
In their free time, Avonna and Mike like to work on their house and yard, travel, and spend long summer days on their boat. Avonna’s travels have brought her around the world, but her favorite place to be is Fridley!
Prom! Avonna, Mike, and Dylan with their German foreign exchange student, Richard.
Cheering on Fridley Football after an undefeated 2019 season!
Cheering for the Tigers is a family affair! Avonna’s brother, sister in law, mother, niece, and cousin ALL have Tiger pride!