Retired now but it took a while. After graduating from the University of Minnesota business school in 1966, served my active duty (reservist) in the Army as a battlefield medic. Interesting.
Went to work for Cargill as a management trainee in 1967 and married Jeanne Mikelson (Washburn Grad 1964) in 1968. Cargill moved us to Memphis in 1969, Cedar Rapids in 1974, Minneapolis in 1976, Tampa in 1986, Toledo in 1988, Minneapolis in 1990, and I retired from Cargill in 2000. Moved to Washington, DC to work for a steel trade association in October 2000 and retired from that in May 2008. I started immediately at the Bush White House in a department called the Council on Environmental Quality doing energy, environmental, and climate change work until January 20, 2009 (Obama Inauguration). We moved to the Brainerd Lakes area after building a new home in March 2009.
Hobbies have included trekking (Annapurna Himalayan Range in 2000), golf, fishing, biking, and traveling. Got to see much of the world in my jobs at Cargill, a steel trade association and working for the White House.
I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, daughter, two sons, and a granddaughter. We love life on Lake Kimble near Ideal Corners which is north of Breezy Point and just south of the Whitefish Chain.
I have been actively involved in our homeowner’s association, church men’s ministry and Elder Board. Jeanne says I am failing retirement.
Kirk and his wife of 42 years, Dee, have lived in Outing, since 1982, and been members of The Log Church since the late 1980s. Kirk was born and raised a Lutheran (now converted), while Dee was born and raised in the Evangelical Free Church. Kirk serves of the Board of Directors for Shamineau Ministries in Motley, MN. He retired with 30 years of combined service in the EMS and Outing Volunteer Fire Department. Kirk serves on the Board of Directors for Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) in Brainerd. He and Dee are the proprietors of Land O’ Lakes Marine in Outing. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing. Kirk and Dee have two children and four grandchildren (Thank you, Jesus, they are the best!!!)
Tim Roggenkamp, Elder, Treasurer
Tim Roggenkamp is a Certified Public Accountant, a Dad, a Grandpa, and a banjo player (yes, a banjo player).
They even let me play the banjo in church once in a while, but not too often.