As your Vice President of Local 49 I want to say that it is a honor and privilege to be working with the Local 49 membership. I am from northern Minnesota and a first generation member of Local 49. I started out in the industry out of state in directional drilling. When I returned to Minnesota, my experience included working at powerhouses, paper mills and in the mines on the Iron Range. I am extremely passionate about progression Local 49 in the future, and ensuring that our members, their families and this entire union has a strong and successful future. Thank you once again for the opportunity to serve as your Vice President.