GAIL KULP HOUSE DISTRICT 8B

Family

I grew up in Douglas County, learning the values of honesty, integrity, kindness, and the importance of hard work and frugality. Following the advice of my parents, who had limited education, I studied at the Universities of Minnesota and Utah. My life has been spent serving others—as a wife, mother and daughter of an aging mother—as well as various positions with nonprofit organizations.

 

Although my first marriage ended due to domestic violence, my second has been filled with love and stability. When our first child was born with severe brain damage, Jay and I were devastated. Jason depended on others for every activity of daily life, and he lived at home until his death at the age of 35. What we learned from him has been used to encourage other families of children with disabilities.

 

         Keep your eyes on the future  NOT on your circumstances

 

My life experiences have fueled my passion and commitment to serve others, making certain that public funds are invested wisely.

 

Career*
Windmill Project, Executive Director, 501(c)3
Utah Parent Center, Consultant and Project Coordinator
LDS Hospital and Intermountain Health Care, Inc., Professional Nurse Recruiter
Salt Lake Community Mental Health Center, Public Information Officer

 

Service
* Stay-at-Home Mom for 17 years
United Way volunteer
Inclusion Network, Administration Team
Neighborhood Night Out
Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Agency Commissioner
Chair, Douglas County DFL
Lector
Discipleship team

 

Education
Diploma, Jefferson Senior High, Alexandria, Minnesota
Diploma, Lutheran Bible Institute, Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in Speech Communications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
M.S. in Behavioral Communications, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

 

Personal and Professional Development
Minnesota Age and Disabilities Odyssey
Board Leadership Academy, West Central Initiative
Partners in Policy Making, MN Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Essentials of Nonprofit Management course
Family Links Parent of the Year 2000
Regional and State Family Councils for People with Disabilities
Utah State Rehabilitation Council
National Training for Transition and Rehabilitation

 

Hobbies & Interests
Singing (choirs and small groups) & dramatic skits
Exercising to stay fit
Reading
College sports (spectator)
Travel—road trips, cruises, camping
Enjoying the outdoors—hiking, bike riding
Public service

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