Work Accomplishments
  • Broker/Owner Kurilla Real Estate Ltd., Specializing in lakeshore properties
  • Licensed Real Estate Professional since 1985
  • 2001 President Minnesota Association of Realtors®
  • Director Government Liaison & Development American Youth Hostels, Inc., Washington D.C.
  • Fifteen Years Political Experience - Local, State and National Campaigns - Governor, MN. Legislature, U.S. Congress & Senate
  • Public Relations - Participated in World Hunger Commission meetings, Latin America development programs for children and U.S./European Parliamentary Exchange
  • Mother of four children
Civic Accomplishments
  • Central Lakes College Advisory Board of Directors, past President, current board member
  • Nisswa Navigators - Citizen Planning/Visionary Growth Management Committee member
  • Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Building Project
  • Blandin Community Leadership Program Alumni/Community Park Lighting Project
  • Gordon Rosenmeirer Center for State and Local Government, former Director
  • Brainerd/Baxter Arboretum Expansion Project
  • Brainerd Technical College Campus Project Design Team
  • Brainerd Lakes Art Center, past president
  • Minnesota Tourism Economic Recovery Commission, former member
  • Lioness Club
  • Assisted in OTS Russian/U.S. Summit on Environment held in Brainerd, MN

References available upon request

Real Estate Accomplishments

National Association of Realtors®
  • National Director - 6 years
  • Public Policy Coordinating Committee member
  • Political Communication Committee
  • Federal Appointments Wroking Group sub-committee
  • Federal District Coordinator - Congressman James Oberstar
  • Participant in National fundraising seminar - Helped develop Minnesota Plan
  • National Certified Residential Specialist
Minnesota Association of Realtors®
  • 2001 President Minnesota Association of Realtors®
  • Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Board Trustees, MN. Political Action Committee, former chair - 8 years
  • Governmental Affairs Committee Member
  • Property Tax - Sub Committee
  • MN Certified Residential Specialist Council - former director
  • Women's Council of Realtors®
  • MAR Foundation Board of Directors
Greater Lakes Association of Realtors®
  • Past GLAR President
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Gov't Affairs Committee, Political Action Committee
  • Developed First Strategic Plan with local Association
  • Liaison between County, City and Township Planning and Zoning Boards and Officials
  • Participant in Minnesota Shoreland Management meetings
Achievements Awards
  • Ed Anderson Political Achievement Award 2000
  • Recipient - Minnesota REALTOR® of year - 1994
  • Recipient - National and Region VIII Award as Federal/Senate Coordinator
  • REALTOR® of the Year - Greater Lakes Association of Realtors® - 1992
  • Realtor Active in Politics Award



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