Brenda is a Title I teacher from Rolla, and she is in her 19th year of teaching there. She is the NEA Director representing North Dakota. She is a member of the NDU Board, the NDU Executive Committee, and the Foundation Board. She currently serves on the ND Resolutions Committee for NDU. She is a facilitator for some of the NDU online book studies. She also serves on the UPAC Committee. Brenda is the Rolla Education Association president and is also a local bargainer. She is also very active in other Professional groups including the ND Literacy Association and her local literacy chapter, as well as the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of ND and her local Lambda Chapter; she holds office in each of them.