Hi, I'm Craig UGLAND
Craig Ugland was born and raised in Rochester, MN, growing up on the corner of Elton Hills Drive & 11th Ave. and later near Sunset Terrace. Ugland attended Elton Hills Elementary and John Adams Junior High prior to graduating from John Marshall High School. He graduated from Dunwoody Institute and worked for a construction accounting firm in Minneapolis. Ugland was then a construction manager for a general contractor in Western Colorado before returning home to Rochester to raise a family. Ugland became a licensed Realtor in 2014.
This career path has helped Ugland become extremely familiar with all areas of the city, its neighborhoods, and its people.
Ugland and his wife, Aimee, their daughter Norah and dog, Chloe, live just 1 mile from the house Craig grew up in. They thoroughly enjoy their neighborhood, and its access to the great bike trails along the Elton Hills Run Park and West River Parkway, along with nearby parks and the Zumbro River.
“I am truly passionate about Rochester. I am proud of our heritage and our future.” says Ugland. “I loved growing up in Rochester and am blessed that my daughter can grow up here, too. What makes Rochester great is our community, and the selflessness of our leaders who want a great, growing and welcoming city. The City Council has lost its way recently, as their pet projects and gigantic pay raises as evidence. My first step will be to put focus back on the people and businesses of this great town.”
These are a few of the organizations Craig volunteers his time:
MN Patriot Guard / Patriot Guard Riders – 2006 to present, State Captain, Board of Directors
Elton Hills Neighborhood Association – 2020 to present
Take Back Our Streets – 2019, Co-Founder
POW / MIA Riders Association – 2010 to present, Life Member
The Hero’s Ride – 2011 to present, Road Captain, Co-Founder
Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Southeast MN – 2009 – present,
Steering Committee Chair
SE MN Youth Hockey Military Scholarship – 2015 – present, Founder
Curtis M Swenson Memorial - 2016 to present, Scholarship
Tee It Up For The Troops – 2017 to present, Attendee, Gold Star
Rochester Grizzlies / Ice Hawks – 2011 to present, Military
Appreciation Game Organizer