Electoral Experience

My political experience. That I recall  First precinct caucus. 1968  Some Campaigns worked on  Earl Craig for Senate  Gene McCarthy for President  Don Fraser for Congress  Don Fraser for Mayor  Karen Clark for House  Linda Berglin for House Citizens for a Stadium Vote  Linda Berglin for Senate  Linda Wejkman for House  Sue Allen for House […]

Minneapolis Public Schools

Board member Minneapolis Public Schools I ran first in 1982 following the closure of Central High School and many other community schools. I objected to the sterile architecture of the new South High School, Wilder School, Anderson School, Northeast Junior High School and similar buildings.  I felt that the lack of windows, motivated by the […]


Highjump Software and Other Consulting After working for IBM and Lucent technologies, I found that I could no longer feel good about making large companies manage themselves better. At that time I only did work for educational institutions, medical systems and governmental bodies. My clients included: Omaha Public Schools Pittsburg Public Schools Los Angeles Unified […]


Native American Solidarity Committee I worked with other veterans of the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee on the creation, management and growth of a national organization with over 12 chapters. We organized and educated on the issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and political repression. We also provided staff support to the International Indian Treaty Council […]

Alive and Trucking Theater

A political theater company (think live YouTube).  We did plays on women’s liberation, anti-war (toured with Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden), urban renewal, the nature of work and labor, racism, people’s history, the welfare system and education. 

Haymarket Press

Haymarket Press A printshop on Cedar Ave in Minneapolis that served the progressive political, co-op, artist and  small business communities in Minnesota.

Wounded Knee Legal Defense Committee and the Oglala shootings.

Trained as an investigator and observer by my father, I aided the legal and fundraising work following the siege at Wounded Knee. The federal government indicted hundreds after the Wounded Knee siege, and the state charged dozens of protesters who demonstrated at Custer and Sioux Falls.] No one served any time on the federal charges […]

Direct Expressions Inc.

Direct Expressions Inc. Formed by myself, David Tilsen and my brother Mark Tilsen We were eventually joined in management with Kathleen Donahue and Karlene Hunter. We were a direct mail, phone banking, polling, political strategy, press relations, and concert and event promotion organization.  We were very successful, always profitable, and award winning. Our major work […]

My Health

 Health Lifelong struggle with Obesity Spent 2016 in a wheelchair following an unsuccessful Hip replacement Could not get it fixed for a year due to blood thinners from a coronary stent Became dependent upon Oxycodone during this period After revision in November of 2016, I spent three months weaning myself off this poison.  I have […]


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