I am an avid outdoorswoman with a longstanding passion for connecting people with our treasured parks and natural areas through community-based environmental learning, outdoor recreation and conservation. I have a proven track record of public service, and working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
1979 B.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Major: Natural Resources & Environmental Policy
1984 J.D. South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
2012 Leadership in Non-Profit Companies (LINC), Hennepin County Bar Association
2015 Hennepin County Citizens Academy
2017 Qualified Rule 114 Neutral-Conflict Resolution
2011-Present -Master Naturalist-University of Minnesota Extension & Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Since 2010, I have reported in excess of 1,200 volunteer hours.
2019-2021 Part-time Senior Audit Student, University of Minnesota-Native American Studies and Natural Sciences
Former Naturalist City of Eden Prairie, teaching outdoor recreation skills: X-country skiing, snow shoeing, wilderness survival and leading nature walks with school age and adult programming
In 1994, after working for a Twin Cities real estate developer Klodt, Inc. for 5 years as corporate legal counsel, I founded the law firm of Segreto & Associates. I was engaged in the private practice of law for over 25 years primarily in the areas of Commercial Real Estate Development and Business Law.
Over the past 5+ years I served as a Trustee for a complex group of private Family Trusts in the Twin Cities.
2017-2021 Minnesota Parks & Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. Member (2 terms)
2019-2020 Edina Task Force on Flooding & Community Resilience. Member.
2019-2021 Lake City, Minnesota-Chair of the Lake City Environmental Commission
2017-Present Member of the Izaak Walton League of America-Bush Lake Chapter & Minnesota Division. Former Minnesota Division 1st VP and Bush Lake Chapter Board Member historian, blogger and social media (3 terms)
2013-2017 Edina Park Board, Edina, Minnesota-Board Member (2 terms)
2017 Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Avian Nursery, Roseville, Minnesota-care and feeding of infant and injured bird patients.
2014-2017 Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Manager, Minnetonka, Minnesota. (2 terms)
2013-2015 Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Steering Committee Member. BOW teaches women and families fishing, hunting and outdoor skill development.
2011 Department of Natural Resources Water-Fowl Hunting Regulations Task Force Member.
My husband Kevin and I are 30+ year residents of Edina, and we have two adult daughters, Louisa and Maria. We also share our home and outdoor adventures with our Australian Shepherd Kota!