Brad & Beth McGarr

of Shakopee, Minnesota, USA


The McGarr Family relocated to Shakopee, Minnesota from Colorado in 2016, and now call the Minnesota River Valley home.

Mr. (Rev.) Brad (B.L.) McGarr, is a polymath. He is a CompTIA Certified Computer Security Specialist and Network Support Engineer, and also holds Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications, and a CIW Web Foundations Associate certification. He also holds FCC GMRS and amateur radio operator (N1BLM & WQVM767) licenses, and is an active volunteer with Metro Skywarn in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Brad also serves as co-steward for the Shakopee unit of Minnesota School Employees Association (union), and in 2019 was elected to serve as a Regional Director for MSEA. An independent ordained minister, published poet and author. He currently works as a Technology Assistant/Paraeducator with the Shakopee Public Schools (No. 720) district. Brad ran for Shakopee City Council in 2018, and is a political activist and organizer in the Southwest Twin Cities Metro and Scott County. Brad hails from Phoenix, Arizona & Wenatchee, Washington.

Mrs. Elizabeth C.A. McGarr is a Minnesota credentialed Teacher of the Visually Impaired, serving the Southwest Metro Intermediate School District (No. 288), holding a Masters Degree in Special Education – Visual Impairment from University of Northern Colorado, and is currently completing an additional certification in Orientation and Mobility from University of Massachusetts – Boston. Beth also holds a Master of Music (Vocal Performance) degree from University of Colorado – Boulder and a Bachelors of Music (Vocal Performance) from University of Wisconsin – Madison. Beth currently sings with the Unity Singers at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Together, Brad & Beth’s lives are enriched by their daughter, Annabelle, and two guide dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind.