Nancy began her career in the hard sciences – chemistry to be specific. After working as a chemist at an oil refinery and then a power company for a time, she became involved in regulatory and environmental affairs, and soon after, left the laboratory entirely to become a lobbyist. She served as the Health and Energy Policy Director for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and subsequently became a contract lobbyist at a Minneapolis law firm. She attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law, and then clerked for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Russell Anderson in 2004-05. She specializes in tax, education, health and human services, construction and real estate, commerce, and economic development policy. Nancy is Treasurer for the Women’s Environmental Institute Board of Directors, and recently joined the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She competed in the 2000 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, and continues to enjoy running, yoga and any type of adventure involving travel, watercolor and pastel painting,
Although Lake Superior’s North Shore will always be home, she now lives in South Minneapolis with her spouse and daughter.