What is your role on the Board?
I think that I can help the board make good financial decisions and keep focus on our mission.
Why is the success of this foundation important to you?
Mental wellness affects one in five and doesn’t discriminate. Kids are our future. If we can be successful in helping kids, our world will be a better place going forward
What do you hope the Max Foundation can accomplish?
It is my hope that the Max Foundation can educate as many people as possible about mental wellness. We’re going to be small and focused as we get going but as long as we are having success and the funds are there we will continue to help.
What is your favorite memory/experience with Max?
August 2nd, 2018. Max took a few buddies and me fishing. It was the same stuff we’d been doing for years without Max but him being a part of it added an element that made it so much more special. Fishing was good but the stories and fun were great. He ended up spending the entire day with us – including muskie fishing in the evening. Even though he was 15 years younger he fit in perfectly.
What are the highlights of your life personally?
Growing up and attending school in Warroad – hunting, fishing, playing hockey. Attending St Johns for 4 years. Playing hockey and making some great friends there. I lived and worked in Fargo/Moorhead for two years and made more great friends there.
Married Kendra, my beautiful wife, in 2008. We have four great kids – Callen, Adley, Conway, and Nohl.
Please give a brief summary of your professional/work experiences.
Have always been in the retail/outdoor/sports business. After school I worked for Gander Mountain and Scheels. We now have four businesses headquartered in Warroad. Streiff Sporting Goods, Hosted Hunts, North Country Convenience, and T-Shirt Barrel.