Kirk Rodysill practiced medicine for ten years at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital and 30 years at Mayo Clinic. While at Mayo, he was the vice chair of the General Medicine Division, a member of the institutional marketing and brand management committee and the space and equipment subcommittees that managed resource allocation. His last ten years involved the care of benefactors working with the Mayo Clinic Department of Development.
He has a special interest in the scientific basis for the health benefits derived from nature.
Kirk has been a member of Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota since 1997 and has visited all of the Minnesota State Parks with his 3 sons and wife, Lisa, and cycled many of the Minnesota State Trails.
He and his family were strong advocates in SE Minnesota for the passage of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, assisting with publicity.
Kirk has been a long-time member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, hiked/backpacked the entirety of the SHT twice, helped build the trail section between Two Harbors and Duluth, and continues to maintain a trail section and campsite near Two Harbors.
Kirk builds furniture, putters in his excessive garden, hikes, bikes, snowshoes, and savors the diverse forests, prairies, wetlands, rivers, and lakes of the great State of Minnesota.