Ms. Flohaug was born and raised in rural Northern Minnesota in a small town known for outdoor recreation, mining and timber logging. Growing up in a family of eight children in a home ridden with extreme domestic violence, sexual violence, addiction, poverty, and mental illness, Ms. Flohaug focused on her own set of coping skills with an eye on creating a better life for herself and helping others. Ms. Flohaug is an enrolled tribal member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwa Indians. Ms. Flohaug has dedicated her twenty-five year legal career to helping others in crisis; focusing on women and children. Ms. Flohaug has worked as a domestic violence advocate, a Guardian Ad Litem, Legal Aid attorney, state prosecutor, state public defender and as a tribal judge presiding over Child Protection cases for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa Indian Reservation. Ms. Flohaug has served on numerous boards and committees including Advocates for Family Peace, Legal Aid Services of Northeastern Minnesota, First Call for Help and Children’s Mental Health Services. In her free time, Ms. Flohaug enjoys photography, painting, sewing, gardening, watching her children participate in numerous sports and activities and playing with her very first dog.