I am honored to be serving as your president and to be working with such an amazing group of dedicated professionals! I am currently in my eleventh year as a school counselor for 7th-12th graders at Milaca High School. Prior to working as a school counselor, I was an agriculture teacher for eight years. I am passionate about advocating for our profession and students and am excited to have the opportunity to continue to work to support and collaborate with school counselors in the Central region and across the State! My husband and I live in Braham, MN with our two daughters. We stay very busy with basketball, volleyball, softball, and other school activities. In my free time, I love being outside! I enjoy camping, hunting, reading, and anything related to the North Shore (especially fishing Lake Superior).
I am enjoying my fourth year at North Jr High in St. Cloud. I am the 7th grade counselor for 2017-18. I really enjoy working with middle school students due to their high energy and curiosity.
I am married to my best friend, Amber. She is my calm, better half. Amber works at the Westwood Church office and also serves monthly as a member of the Air National Guard. We have two daughters, Lydia and Elliana.
I enjoy being active and outside with my family, watching and playing basketball, and working on my fiction novel. I hope to get published in the next 5 years.....which is what I said 6 years ago!!!I love being a counselor because I get to use my goofy sense of humor with young people while also being an advocate for students.
Hello Central Counselors!
It is so wonderful to represent our group! I am one of the “Senior Advisors” on the board but really I am the Elementary School Counseling Representative on your board! I currently work at Westwood Elementary in St. Cloud, MN. When I am not working with the lovely cherubs at Westwood, I enjoy spending time with my Husband, Steve and my Family. My son, Ryan, His wife Lindsay, and their son, Thorson (Thor) live 4 blocks away! (Yeah!!!) My son, Matt lives in Lake Elmo and has recently become engaged to wonderful young woman, Katie! My youngest son, Justin lives in Colorado Springs. I miss him greatly but what a wonderful place to visit! Last, my daughter, Kaelyn attends SCSU and she is thrilled to be living in her own digs near campus! She comes home frequently during supper time. (Smart young lady!) Please do not hesitate to contact any one of us if you have, questions, input, or would like to help on the Central Board!
Hello CMSCA! My name is Rick Larson, and I am honored and excited to be serving on the CMSCA board. I have felt very fortunate to be a member of CMSCA since I started in school counseling in 1999. The people and the yearly conference have helped me greatly as I have grown as a school counselor. I received my masters in school counseling at St. Cloud State and have been working at Apollo High School in St. Cloud since 1999. My wife and I live in Sartell with our three children.
Hello Central MN School Counselors! I am the student representative for St. Cloud State University and I am honored to be a part of this fine organization. I will graduate with my Masters in School Counseling in May of 2018 and I am very excited. I am currently the Graduate Assistant for the School Counseling Program, serving as a board member and treasurer for Chi Sigma Iota, and interning at Lincoln Elementary, Westwood Elementary, and Apollo High School in St. Cloud. Here is to a positive year!