Nyle has accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally that set him apart as a candidate for Anoka County Commissioner
Nyle grew up in Blaine and continues to be a resident after more than 61 years.
He graduated from Stout State University with a bachelors degree in Secondary Education, Industrial Arts Concentration. While there he met his wife to be(Theresa) and they have been married since 1982. They have one biological son, Maddison, who also lives in Blaine and graduated from Spring Lake Park High School.
From 1990 to 2007, the Zikmund family hosted exchange students from Norway(Gro) Thailand (Ao), Ivory Coast (Constante), Japan (Yoshie), Bielfeld Germany (Ineke), Berlin German (Martin), Marcia (Brazil) and Hungary (Gabor).
Nyle’s parents were boy and girl scout leaders and instilled in him and his four siblings the value and importance of community service. He spent nearly a month of his first summer after the first year of college serving as an adult leader on a 3.5 week trip out west to the Philmont Scout Ranch where they spent 10 days hiking in the wilderness.
Upon graduating from college he became active in scouts again, joined the volunteer fire department and joined Kinship, which is a big brother program where he mentored two young men for nine years.
He and his wife joined St. Timothy Church where they have volunteered for numerous duties over the past 38 years. He became involved in Rotary starting in 1994 and is still active today.
He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and volunteered for various entities and currently is working with Urban Boat Builders which teaches our youth team building and life skills via boat building. He is also a Master Gardener (along with his wife) and volunteer for diagnostic clinics, plant sales and recently – making 50 bee condos.
Outside of family and work, Nyle enjoys traveling with his wife and son, landscaping, woodworking, taking walks with his bride, and spending time at the family cabin in Voyageurs National Park.
In 2004, Nyle self-published a book “Whiskey Point Memories” detailing the rich fur trade, lumber, and various historical events that occurred in the north central portion of Minnesota, including Voyageurs National Park.