Will Mortenson Spotlight

Occupation/Profession: Attorney at Mortenson Law Offices, practicing law with my parents, Kim and Curt and Part-Time Cow Hand at family cattle operation in northwest Stanley County
Family: Shuree (Wife) and son, Augie (age 1)

Interests / Hobbies:
Movies, Cooking, NFL, College Basketball.

Looking back on your life, who influenced you most and in what ways?:
The most influential person in my life (as for many people, I assume) depends on time period. During my formative years (until about 22), it was clearly my brother. I emulated him in ways big and small. He taught me to be self-sufficient and his version of "cool" (which I think I still subscribe to). For the first few years of my professional life, I looked to co-workers Tony Venhuizen and Dusty Johnson both of whom taught me professionality, circumspection, and that work could be fun. During law school and in the past few years back home, my parents have returned to a primary place of influence. It is such a blessing to get an opportunity to recognize, as an adult, the lessons they had been teaching me for three decades. They are true role models.

Year your CACS Board Member term began: 2018

What are your reasons for serving on the CACS Board of Directors: 
Mental health, addiction, and psychological well-being are the top challenges of our time. Our society has been slow to confront the challenges, but great strides are now being made. It is important that the people of our region and our state have access to the help they need and CACS is a leader in providing that help in a professional, proactive way.

Describe your vision for CACS:
Improved outcomes for the people of our region and knowledge by every person - regardless of age - that there are resources available to help them confront the psychological challenges they are facing. I also think we owe a duty to our ag producers who face unique pressures in this area.

What would you like others in the community to know about CACS: 
CACS is an open-door resource for our community. The professionals at CACS seek only to help you or your loved ones get back on track.