We are proud to recognize Zak Chesson as this quarter's AFCC-MN Member in the Spotlight. Zak is a relative new-comer to the AFCC Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors. He officially joined the Board at the 2015 annual meeting. From a personal standpoint, we know Zak to be well-liked, a "nice guy" with varied interests, and a strong commitment to family and community. From a professional standpoint, other Board members know him to be a great resource to AFCC-MN. His knowledge, experience, and dedication to his work as a Guardian ad Litem bring a unique perspective to the work and mission of our chapter.
Thanks, Zak, for your willingness to serve on the Board and share your insights with AFCC-MN!
Zak Chesson has been a Guardian ad Litem in the Fourth District since 2005. He initially started as a volunteer GAL in Juvenile Court and moved to Family Court in January of 2007. Today, Zak is primarily in Family Court, but continues to carry a number of cases in Juvenile Court. He is also an ICWA certified Guardian ad Litem and works with the Native American community in his role advocating for children. Zak occasionally does private mediation and PC work. Originally from the Chicago area, he has lived in Minnesota since he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. His free time is spent with his wife and their 12 year old son, usually carting him from one practice or game to another. Zak is excited to be a part of AFCC.