Bob Aderhold and Audrey Kingstrom Bob and Audrey want to reduce their carbon footprint and be a part of a more closely knit, multigenerational community with common spaces for sharing meals regularly and engaging in activities of mutual interest. Bob is into making music with friends, bicycling, gardening, and getting out in the natural world. Bob recently retired from a financial services career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at Wells Fargo. Prior to coming to Minneapolis in 1995, he was policy researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He’s also served on local non-profit boards. Audrey is a native Minnesotan but spent 16 years in and around New York City where she met Bob. Currently, Audrey is a humanist celebrant and a leader in the Twin Cities humanist community. Prior to returning to the Twin Cities, she was the acquisitions editor at Columbia Teachers College Press and taught social studies in New York City Public Schools. Bob and Audrey have two sons, Tim and Gabe, who also live in the Twin Cities.
Fred Olson and Becca Brackett Becca Brackett and Fred Olson have been encouraging community for the forty years in North Minneapolis where they bought their home through an urban homesteader program in 1977. Fred did most of the rehab but drew the line at painting which since has been Becca's domain. Fred has been interested in cohousing for over twenty years and founded and has run a cohousing discussion list ever since. Becca retired from family medicine practice at HealthPartners after 37 years and now has more free time to make quilts, participating in Minnesota Quilters. She also relaxes by growing domestic and native prairie plants at a nearby school and studying Central American archaeology and has been involved in the North Minneapolis Lincoln School Playground Re-imagining Project, With their 29 year old son out of the house that is always in need of repair, Becca and Fred hope to downsize into a cohousing unit.