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.