Colleen’s career at Explore Minnesota included coordinating community tourism development and grants, maintaining government relations, serving on interagency committees, including Parks and Trails Legacy, and forging multi-agency partnerships – Pedal MN, Scenic Byways, sports marketing, wildlife and cultural tourism. She also worked at the Minnesota Restaurant, Hotel and Resort Associations, Minnesota State Parks and helped establish End-O-Line Railroad Park. Colleen currently operates Jobs & Journeys LLC. Volunteering has always been a part of Colleen’s life, including service at Loaves and Fishes, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, American Red Cross, and campaign work. She has a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Parks and Recreation. Colleen is a mom to three great adult children and the perfect dog.