Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Kathleen Cannon

Executive Director • She/her

Stacey Haynes

Program Director • She/her

Brenda Trok

Operations Director • She/her

Kristi Pogatchnik

Development Director • She/her

Johnna Bratt

Operations Manager • She/her

Ana Freeberg

Program Coordinator (Twin Cities) • She/her

Brianna Kammel

Regional Coordinator (Southern Minnesota) • She/her

Liz Gallardo

Program Coordinator (Twin Cities)

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Board of Directors

Beth Kessler

Board Chair

Kristin Rortvedt

Vice Chair

Nicole Jin

Secretary

Andy Cerio

Treasurer

Tamara Anderson

Board Member

Maria Baer

Board Member

Michelle Benson

Board Member

Emily Chapman

Board Member

Danielle Gangelhoff

Board Member

Gauri Jadhav

Board Member

Abby Kirshbaum

Board Member

Traci Klein

Board Member

Katie Lingras

Board Member

Tammy McNish

Board Member

Georgia Ross

Youth Board Member

Marcy Twete

Board Member

Desiree Wallace

Board Member

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Associate Board

Kayla Tigges

Board Co-Chair

Katrina Rudisel

Board Co-Chair

Hannah Stephan

Board Member

Frankie Johnson

Board Member

Annika Mau

Board Member

Maddie Hanten

Board Member

Carissa Kemp

Board Member

Taryn Zimmerman

Board Member

Maggie Ellis

Board Member

Amanda Erickson

Board Member

Sara Schlueter Hoeman

Board Member

Madelyn Murphy-Homer

Board Member

Shannon Buckner

Board Member

Hannah Bowlin

Board Member

Liz Skogerboe

Board Member

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.

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