Luther Alumni Magazine

Class Notes, 2000–2019

2000-2009 / 2010-2019


Tia (Philibert) Bastian earned a doctor of philosophy degree in social and behavioral epidemiology from University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. She is senior evaluator at Professional Data Analysts in Minneapolis.

John Hatlevig is a financial associate at Thrivent Financial in Shakopee, Minn.

Angie (Spartz) O’Keefe is a group fitness instructor at YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Jessie (Danielowski) Olson is senior clinical analyst at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Minneapolis.


Dan Bellrichard is owner and founder of Sogo Snacks. He was one of 37 Iowans selected for the inaugural Iowa class of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses.

Carolyn Combs is the talented and gifted coordinator and teacher for the Postville (Iowa) Community Schools.

Nathan Hansen opened his own law firm, the Law Office of Nathan P. Hansen, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Sulman Raja is senior cloud platform architect at CGI in the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area.

Elizabeth (Youngquist) Selby is choral director at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Va.

Kristina (Jones) Slaney of Mill Creek, Wash., is founder and lifestyle consultant at Family. Work. Life. Consulting.

Carolyn Sommers-Tillotson teaches seventh-grade science at Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Eugene Tesdahl is assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. He was selected for the 2019–20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program. He will research chattel slavery and lead mining in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, 1826–65. His recent article “Lead, Slavery, and Black Personhood in Wisconsin” was published in the Wisconsin Magazine of History.


Barry Campbell is alliance reseller executive at Deloitte and Touche in Minneapolis.

Damian-Eachan Dilley is senior regulatory affairs specialist at Jubilant HollisterStier in Spokane, Wash.

Angie (Kruse) and Matt Fitzgerald ’03 live in Shakopee, Minn. He is director of business development at InComm Healthcare and Affinity. She is director of strategic accounts at the American Cancer Society.

Peter Knutson is K–12 science curriculum coordinator at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa.

Michele (Ingwersen) Stanley of Arlington, Va., is vice president of government and regulatory affairs at the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association.

Andy Wagner is vice president, operational risk manager, at Wells Fargo in Minneapolis.

Devon Wendler Alvord is a financial advisor at State Farm in Iowa City, Iowa.

Sarah (Sawyer) Zahradnik is elementary instructional leader for the Clayton Ridge Schools in Guttenberg, Iowa.


Pete Baumbach of Sugarland, Texas, is public cloud systems engineer for the Texas region at Palo Alto Networks.

Krissy Haltinner was granted tenure and promotion to associate professor of sociology at the University of Idaho. She also directs the Africana studies program and the diversity and inclusion certificate program there.

Angie Hietala is principal at East Elementary School in Kodiak, Alaska.

Jessie Jeziorski-Wilson is an aseptic technician at Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians in Charles City, Iowa.

Quraish Khumri is head of cybersecurity for Kabam in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Bronson Power is partner at Morken Eckberg Steiner in Mankato, Minn.

Shannon Schulte is incident and service manager at Granicus in St. Paul, Minn.

Jessica Stockmyer is senior finance project manager at Denver Health Medical Plan.

Andrew Weispfenning manages the research farms for Iowa Select Farms in Ellsworth.

Melissa (Darrington) Wicklund of Decorah is an instructional designer for AEA Learning Online.


Sara Bradley is assistant men’s and women’s track and field sprints coach at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis.

Ben Druffel is director of bands at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

Heidi Hansen is a vascular surgeon at Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln.

Chad Lindblom is learning solutions representative at Pearson VUE in Bloomington, Minn.

Hollee (Schulte) McCormick is general manager at Allamakee-Clayton Rural Electric Cooperative in Postville, Iowa.

Matt Richardson of Chaska, Minn., is senior director property management at Target.

Paul Rea is 9–12 principal at the Jesup (Iowa) Community Schools.

Kelly (Crouthamel) Skoda is resource supervisor at Organic Valley in La Farge, Wis.

Trenton Williams is principal at Howe Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa.


Kathryn Armstrong is operations business manager at Conagra Brands in Chicago.

Curtis Bartlett is district STEM coordinator in the Neenah (Wis.) Joint School District.

Raul Braganza is sales head—west, north, and east at BTVI in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Kari (Lippert) Chapman is manager of metrology at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, Iowa.

Kalyn Cody is field specialist—family finance at ISU Extension and Outreach in Altoona, Iowa.

Jenn Collins is lead pastor at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wis.

Becky (Gilbertson) Crissinger teaches orchestra for the Albert Lea (Minn.) School District.

Brian Deegan is radiation oncologist at Cancer Specialists of Northern Florida in Fleming Island.

Tim Elgin is neonatal-perinatal medicine fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Lesley (Hiebing) Friedhoff of Palm Harbor, Fla., is military program director at Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater.

Jackie (Denison) and Tom Getchius live in Eden Prairie, Minn. Jackie is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She opened her own private practice, Wellspring Women’s Counseling, which provides mental health therapy services to women in Minnesota and specializes in perinatal mental health and women’s issues across the lifespan. Tom is a director at the American Heart Association.

Mark Guy was accepted into the partnership of Minneapolis-based Eide Bailly, a regionally certified public accounting and business advisory firm.

Kirstyn Hedahl Fulton is a physical therapist at Summit Orthopedics in St. Paul, Minn.

Benjamin Laws is advisor and owner at Evexia Wealth in Appleton, Wis.

Joshua Minnes is production planner at Tate & Lyle in Heyworth, Ill.

Ryan Nilsestuen of Madison, Wis., is Governor Tony Evers’s chief legal counsel and cochair on the governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.

Julie (Kruse) Summer is senior human resources generalist at Mediture in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Becca Tumm is development director for Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry in Minneapolis.

Lisl (Lewis) Zamora is a staff attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in Minneapolis.

Lindsay (McMahill) Zamzow is lab support tech at UnityPoint Health–Des Moines in Iowa.


Emerson Adams is branch manager at Iowa H2O Pure Water in Des Moines.

Chris Bellinder is a real estate consultant at Highgarden Real Estate in Charleston, S.C.

Alexis (House) Berhow is a health information specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Pablo Chacon is director, strategic recruitment centers, for Nesco Resource in Lake Mary, Fla.

Emily Klein is owner and breeder at Howling Willows Kennel in Oxford, Wis.

Courtney Kupfer is admissions coordinator at Alfred Adler Graduate School in Hopkins, Minn.

Katherine (Troyanek) Lee is director of global sales at Primera Technology in Plymouth, Minn.

Joanna Love is a psychologist at Anne Huebner and Associates in Brookfield, Wis.

Andrew McNamara is an orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic in Mankato, Minn.

Mitch Murphy is a student development assistant and assistant cheer coach at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Abby (Ballain) Polich is vice president of affiliate solutions and implementation strategy at Nordic Consulting Partners in Madison, Wis.

Nate Rolland is IT technology manager at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Aaron Sasse is a QA analyst at Capella University in Minneapolis.

Laurel (Friedel) Short is a physical medicine and rehabilitation nurse practitioner with Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic in Overland Park.

Travis Strickler is regional marketing manager at Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers in Orlando, Fla.

Katherine Stroik is owner at Howling Around Town Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Fitchburg, Wis.

Amy Untiedt is director—alternative investments due diligence at Ameriprise Financial in the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area.

Darcie (Hoenig) Woodruff is senior grant writer at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.


Brielle (Stahnke) Anfinson is a special education teacher at North Hudson (Wis.) Elementary School.

Jenny (Sedan) Berning earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She is physical therapist and director of physical therapy at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Ill.

Andrea (Hemphill) Birch is nurse practitioner at Katmai Oncology Group in Anchorage, Alaska.

Kate (Sies) Boutilier is academic advisor at Illinois State University in Normal.

Ben Chaon is assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Sonja Damerval is senior sales enablement manager at Box in Redwood City, Calif.

Laura (Meixell) Kuhlmann is donor engagement officer at Center for Victims of Torture in Denver.

Kelsey (Cochrane) Martinez is a stay-at-home mom in Phoenix, Ariz.

Kendra (Swanson) Masters is a self-employed musician and outdoor education contractor in Mount Horeb, Wis.

Becky Schinker teaches vocal music at River Valley High School in Spring Green, Wis.

Tim Strey is accounting manager at Walker and Dunlop in Bethesda, Md.

Alyssa Wehr is a psychotherapist at HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minn.

Nathan Wicks earned a master of divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary. He will serve as pastor in ministry of word and sacrament at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, N.D.


Kadra Abdi of Minneapolis is president and co-founder of Iskaashi, an initiative to work with communities to help them navigate making real change in the realm of policy; principal consultant at Synergy, a community engagement and consulting business; and a member of the Metropolitan Council Equity Advisory Committee and the American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa Board. Abdi returned to Luther last March to give a lecture, “Social Entrepreneurship and Navigating Professional Life after Luther,” celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union and Women’s History Month.

Amanda Allen earned a certificate in education/teaching of individuals with autism from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a special education teacher at the Osseo (Minn.) Area Schools.

Andrew Boddicker of Walker, Iowa, is founder of a new start-up called Walking Space. He hosts and guides long-distance walking events (currently on the Root River Trail and in southeastern Minn.) to nurture relationships with nature, others, and one’s self.

Dale Gohl is a work service technician for the state of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Drew Haefner is assistant vice president, assistant controller at Central Bancshares in Muscatine, Iowa.

Mikel Hansen teaches at the United Community School District in Boone, Iowa.

Tyler Hendrickson earned his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Iowa. As a recipient of a 2018 Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, he spent five weeks working in the John Blackwood McEwen Archives at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He presented “Creating the Critical Edition of the John Blackwood McEwen Sonata for Viola and Piano” at the Juried Research Poster Session at the 2019 American String Teachers Association Conference.

Kevin Kooienga is elementary school counselor at Graded American School of São Paulo, Brazil.

Lindi (Archer) Makohoniuk is artist in residence at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter in Des Moines, Iowa.

Andrew Meyer earned a doctorate of podiatric medicine and surgery degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is a resident physician at Mount Sinai Hospital/Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center in Chicago.

Ben Nielsen is assistant restaurant manager at Jethro’s BBQ in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kaitlin O’Connor of Urbandale, Iowa, earned a master’s degree from Boston University. She teaches music at Casablanca American School in Casablanca, Morocco.

Kristen (Learman) Stengl is assistant photographer at Sean Kurdziolek Photography and Bella Luce Fine Art Portraits in Fairbanks, Alaska.


Janet (Brenton) Boyes is a dentist at Great Lakes Dental Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Erin (Torkelson) and Jesse Bunge ’11 live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Erin teaches music at St. Matthew Elementary School. Jesse is visiting professor of choral music and choral music education at Coe College.

Josh Dansdill is small business development planner and grants specialist at Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development in Postville, Iowa. He also serves as secretary/treasurer on the Upper Iowa River Alliance Board.

Jack Franson is senior engineering manager at LiveRamp in San Francisco.

Karl Larson is a PhD candidate at the University of California–Davis.

Peter McLellan earned a PhD with distinction in Bible and cultures from Drew University in Madison, N.J. He is graduate academic implementation manager at Drew University and an adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University.

Greg Meirick is a home mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cody Ryberg is senior study abroad advisor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Katie (Sackett) Stadheim is HR manager at East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative in Urbana, Iowa.

Laura Thompson earned the juris doctor degree from Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, Calif.

Amy (Schneider) Webb is senior public health analyst at Lantana Consulting Group in East Thetford, Vt.

Mary Whipple earned a PhD in nursing from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

Jill (Sundby) Yordy is a research assistant at the University of Colorado in Denver.


Bonnie (Garvens) Brown is clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Montana Family Medicine Residency in Missoula, Mont.

Christin (Mickow) Frey teaches kindergarten at Rochester (Minn.) Central Lutheran School.

Erin Green is a travel advisor with Pique Travel Design in Excelsior, Minn. She was featured in the Travel Market Report’s “Agent to Agent: Sustainable Travel, It’s Not What You Think.” In the article, she shares her thoughts on how travel advisors can integrate sustainability into their work. She is also a judge for Virtuoso’s Sustainable Tourism Leadership Awards.

Sarah (Knoploh) Horan is an estate planning attorney at TuckerAllen in Kirkwood, Mo.

Sky Macklay is assistant professor of music at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. She is also a composer, oboist, and installation artist whose music was recently published by C.F. Peters.

Erik Malmquist is artist manager and director of operations at Zemsky Green Artists Management in New York City.

Hilary (Fasbender) Rubio is a special education teacher for the Austin (Minn.) Public School District.


Molly Andersen is store manager at Sota Clothing Co. in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Kate (Trigger) Duffert is program assistant for general assembly business at Presbyterian Church USA in Louisville, Ky.

Nicole (Wilson) Goetzl is risk portfolio manager, west division, at Comcast Cable in Englewood, Colo.

Ross Hardie is program director at Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek, Wis.

Jocelyn Hare of Rockford, Ill., is chief operations officer for ServPro of Rockford. She is also president of the board of the Heritage Museum Park and vice president of the Rockford Network of Professional Women. In addition to her fundraising work with Family Counseling Services, she also serves on the board of directors for the Music Academy of Rockford and is active in many other networking groups for young professionals. She received the Business Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award at last year’s Women in Business Expo.

Cody Kirkpatrick is owner and chiropractor at K Chiropractic in Adams, Minn.

Jeff Lee is training and marketing manager at Zenith Information Systems in Tarzana, Calif.

Anna Rick is a legal assistant at Johnson Becker in St. Paul, Minn.

Caitlin (Steinberg) Schlabach of Kailua, Hawaii, is executive director and chief historian at Operation Green Faces.

Kate (McDonald) Sutherland is executive assistant at RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket, R.I.

Steven Thai earned a master’s degree in business administration from Hamline University. He is external corporate communications manager at Uponor North America in Apple Valley, Minn.

Andrew White is visitor use management specialist at the National Park Service’s Denver Service Center.


Kelsey (Klimesh) Allendes teaches music at Stewart Elementary School in Washington, Iowa.

Samantha Anderson is community cat program coordinator at Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin, Tenn.

Aleese (Kenitzer) Baldwin earned a master of divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary. She is pastor at Shepherd of the Cross Lutheran Church in Muscatine, Iowa, and serves on the board of directors for Camp EWALU and for the Early Childhood Iowa Muscatine County. She is an active leader of Pub Theology Muscatine and member of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra.

Jacob Barker is elementary music specialist at Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Md.

Jacob Blain is senior engineer at Western Digital in Rochester, Minn.

Derek Broin is director of retail at Cufflink in Sioux Falls, S.D. The company, which is owned by Derek and his two brothers, sells men’s clothing accessories to both wholesale and retail customers with an e-commerce presence at Their customers include Nieman Marcus and private label for Brooks Brothers.

Dani (Gibbs) Frees of Kenosha, Wis., is an assistant designer at Jockey International.

Eliza Harrold is a physician assistant at UW Health in Madison, Wis.

Trevor Ketterling is a veterinary assistant at Walkertown Veterinary Hospital in Walkertown, N.C.

Andrea Oldfield is owner at Body Revival Iowa in Des Moines.

Maren Quanbeck is manager of artist services at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in Los Angeles.

Allison (Croat) Roe of Rochester, Minn., is a self-employed yoga instructor.

Amy Sandager is goldsmith and sales associate at Morrison’s Jewelers in Orinda, Calif.

Joseph Schifsky is project manager at GoDaddy in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Stefan Snyder earned an MBA in marketing and operations from the University of St. Thomas. He is a research guidance advisor at ExxonMobil Corporation in Baytown, Texas.

Lindsey Weaver returned to the U.S. after teaching for three years in Prague, Czech Republic. She teaches math and is IB coordinator at Great River School in St. Paul, Minn.

Matthew Wettach is part owner of Family Dental Health Service in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He was honored as the James Harris Adjunct Faculty of the Year for 2019 by the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry.

Dallas Wulf earned a PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is a space institute postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


Hannah (Glesne) Adelson is an assistant teacher at Play and Grow Learning Center in Greenville, Wis.

Charlie Bruer is program advisor for the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Cavero is assistant general manager at Cavero Coatings Company in Bensenville, Ill.

Laura Christensen teaches math at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo.

Nicole (Woodson) DeFauw is a resident physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Nick Erickson is registrar in the Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa.

Brenna Gibbons earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a resident physician at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison.

Sarah (Stoltzmann) Giusto is a child development specialist at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

Keller Grado earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Iowa. He is a resident pediatrician at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bill Haugen is associate development officer at Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.

Trinda (Phelon) Jevne is an independent sales director at Mary Kay in Minneapolis.

Kiki (Cavanagh) Keeney is an elementary music specialist for the Davenport (Iowa) Community School District.

Alyssa Landin earned a PhD in chemical physics from the University of Colorado–Boulder.

Hannah (Buehler) and Donald Lee-Brown II live in Long Island City, N.Y. She is manager, pharmacy-Medicare, at Healthfirst in New York City. He is program director and data scientist at Insight Data Science.

Tara (Laughlin) Priolo teaches voice at Spark School of Music in Osseo, Minn.

Matt Rubins is an IT application analyst at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jessica Ruth earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist at University of Minnesota Physicians.

Melani Schwartz teaches elementary music in the Minnetonka (Minn.) Public Schools.

Samantha Shimak is property manager at Accesso Services in Minneapolis.

Sheila Sinha is a social worker for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Jana Sorensen earned a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a general dentist at the nonprofit Community Dental Care in Robbinsdale, Minn.

Sarah Stoltzmann is a child development specialist at Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.


Ingrid Baudler is an associate attorney at BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines, Iowa.

Marissa (Dienst) and Hans Becklin earned master’s degrees in divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and are pastors in Lancaster County, Pa.—Marissa at Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hans at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill. The couple’s story was recently featured in the Lancaster Online’s article “One family, two churches: For a Midwestern pastoral couple, Lancaster County offers a chance to encourage Christian communities.”

Chloe Benjamin is a speech language pathologist at ChildServe in Johnston, Iowa.

Nathan Converse earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Courts in Des Moines, Iowa.

Peter Douglas earned a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and is a resident in pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Paul Esker is a law student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Jarid Groth is group lead at Hearth and Home Technologies in Lakeville, Minn.

Libby (Kropp) Hennessy is a physical therapist at Athletico Physical Therapy in Mason City, Iowa.

Catherine (Gehlsen) and Garrett Hillestad live in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Catherine earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Iowa and is an administrative fellow at MercyOne Medical Center. Garrett is divisional lead supervisor at Hormel Foods and an MBA graduate student at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Alex Kalal is operations analyst for Compass Airlines in the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area.

Madeline Lambert is associate project manager at Anderson, Niebuhr, and Associates in Minneapolis.

Jess Landgraf is project manager at HED Cycling Products in Roseville, Minn.

Aimee Lenth is associate director at La Luz Hispana in Hampton, Iowa.

Erik Linn-Molin teaches physics at Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis.

Lauren Maze earned a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. She is a physical therapist at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive, Iowa.

Hannah (Lindblom) and Nick Pearch live in Decorah. Hannah is loan customer service at Viking State Bank. Nick is a certified athletic trainer with Winneshiek Medical Center.

Tristan Petsch-Horvath of Milwaukee is an estimator at Kelmann Restoration.

Seth Rumage is a pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chewelah, Wash.

Kathleen (Brandser) Standen earned a master of science in education degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. She is an elementary teacher for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Community School District.

Matthew Sullivan is a projects coordinator at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.

Richard Vickers is director of advance for the Office of President Clinton in Washington, D.C.


Ryan Barrett is an accountant for Furniture Row Companies in Denver.

Jordy Barry of Las Vegas, Nev., earned a master’s degree from Rutgers University in international relations with emphases in UN and global studies—international law and institutions and women and politics. She also earned the IC CAE certificate in intelligence and national security

Brianna Clancy is a private voice instructor for the Allen (Texas) Independent Schools.

Mariah Crotty is associate veterinarian at Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Gabe Dorn is a physical therapist at Grand River Health in Rifle, Colo.

Carly Ellefsen of Minneapolis is communications manager at Self Esteem Brands

Darren Hill is a business solutions specialist at Ultimate Staffing in Minneapolis.

Sophia (Ristau) Jungbauer is a CADD technician at Meyer Group Architecture in Duluth, Minn.

Cody Kliethermes is an associate at JPMorgan Chase in Chicago.

Casey Liveringhouse earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Southern Florida. He is a resident physician in radiation oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Sarah Matthiesen earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and is a physical therapist at Allina Health in Minneapolis.

Connor Mattison is relocation coordinator at Plus Relocation in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Rebecca (David) Messerschmidt is a teacher with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Jenna Lemieux and Philani Mkhwanazi ’17 live in Slayton, Minn. Jenna teaches music in the Murray County Central School District. Philani is a data analyst at Western Mental Health Center.

Cole Reedy is an accountant I, health plan accounting, at Centene Corporation in St. Louis.

Arturo Rico is superintendent at Try Blue Collar in Chicago.

Scott Senko of Minneapolis won first place in the 2019 Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Competition for Young Composers in New York City.

Andrew Sharot is an integration specialist at EBM Software in the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area.


Hannah Burmahl is treasury solutions manager at Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust in Chicago.

Michael Callen is an accounts payable clerk at MBG Property Management Group in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Caroline Charles teaches kindergarten Spanish immersion at Forest View (Minn.) Elementary School.

Rachel Fyfe teaches fourth grade at Beattie Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb.

Jonathon Gednalske is a trauma sales representative at Stryker in Los Angeles.

Justin Gibbons is senior accountant at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Minneapolis.

Keziah Grindeland is a library reference assistant at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif.

Erik Hahn earned a master of science degree from the University of Maryland–Baltimore.

Lars Johnson teaches art at Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minn.

Nathan Johnson is a contractor—account install specialist for Prime Therapeutics in Eagan, Minn.

Ashley Kappers earned a master of arts degree in media studies from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Alvin Kim is the tenor section leader at St. Paul Reformation Lutheran in St. Paul, Minn.

Kate Lewis earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is an occupational therapist at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Jesus Lucero is policy and organizing coordinator at OutFront Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Kara Maloney is executive director at Lanesboro Arts in Lanesboro, Minn.

Abhi Mathema is a global banking trade specialist at Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa.

Maryanne McNutt is a historical presenter at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Sylvester Mhlanga earned a master of science degree in business analytics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Hannah Mick of La Crosse, Wis., is relations specialist at Logistics Health.

Deveny Miles is a microbiology lab technician at STERIS Corporation in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Abigail Schaber is a genetic counselor at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wis.

Eric Tiller is a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors in Rockford, Ill.

Shayla (De Jong) Van Hal is the organist and bell director at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Overland Park, Kan., and a teaching assistant at the University of Kansas School of Music. She earned a master’s degree in church music and is a master’s degree student in music theory and a doctoral student in organ performance at the University of Kansas. She is taking a sabbatical semester this fall to serve as visiting professor of music and college organist at Luther College while professor of music and college organist Gregory Peterson ’83 is on sabbatical.

Katie Vorderbruggen earned a master of science degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tyler Walls is an SMB sales consultant at Paychex in Kansas City, Mo.


Rachel Adkins is a residential counselor at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Haley Allen is marketing coordinator at Stone Mountain Access Systems in Hillside, Ill.

Brinn Anderson is a health educator at Health Solutions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Matheus Beato is marketing manager at Oxford Group in Boca Raton, Fla.

Cade Bolen is field community organizer at Clean Water Action in Minneapolis.

Andrew Botz is provider services coordinator at Medica in Minnetonka, Minn.

Hannah Brosnahan is a rehabilitation technician at ChildServe in Johnston, Iowa.

Sam Buffington is management assistant at Enterprise Holdings in Fort Collins, Colo.

Diane Connors is a dedicated functional screener at My Choice Family Care in Madison, Wis.

Brooke Debroux is an electrocardiogram technician at UW Health in Madison, Wis.

Connor Delaney is an emergency room scribe at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa.

Tyler DesRochers is assistant director SAE at the Jeffco Public Schools in Littleton, Colo.

Grant Diedrich is a leading agent and resident manager at Lloyd Management in Mankato, Minn.

Kileigh Dudek is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary’s campus, in Rochester, Minn.

Sam Dunnett is a strength and conditioning fellow at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Sarah Feltault is contract services manager and raw material coordinator at Pace Analytical in Minneapolis.

Connor Fitzpatrick is mobile developer at Bank of America in Boston.

Eva Gemlo is an actor at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minn.

Elise Gerhart is a sales associate at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul, Minn.

Sarah Grabe earned a master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University. She is a strategic planning and community benefit intern at Sharp HealthCare in the greater San Diego area.

Casey Greufe is a sawyer at American Conservation Experience in Hurricane, Utah.

Hannah Haugen is a restoration technician at Stantec in Minneapolis.

Emily (Alcock) Henriquez is coordinator of external affairs at OneGoal in Chicago.

Christina (Byrne) Henson teaches first grade for the Boone (Iowa) Community Schools.

William Janke is a financial analyst at Medtronic in Virginia Beach, Va.

Julia Johnson teaches ESL at VIPKid in San Francisco.

Miranda Joslin is field events planner at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.

Genevieve Kalland is an administrative support associate at Executive Title in Bloomington, Minn.

Paxton Kempel is a nurse on a women’s care and general surgery unit at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa.

Daniel Kibat is program director at Spirit in the Pines Church Camp in Hackensack, Minn.

Teddy Klingsporn is a business payment consultant at U.S. Bank in the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area.

Jonathan Kobs teaches grades 6–12 vocal music in the Brillion (Wis.) Public Schools.

Nathaniel Koch is a swim instructor at Williston Fitness Center and a summer program counselor at Breck School in Golden Valley, Minn.

Kylie Kozelka earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Jordan Lawrence is a veterinary assistant at Madison (Wis.) Veterinary Specialists.

Anna Madrigal is an analyst at Nordic Consulting Partners in Madison, Wis.

Robert Marston is a business development manager at Worrell in Minneapolis.

Mady Martini is an ADE intake and assessment specialist in the Rochester (Minn.) Public Schools.

Gideon Matchey teaches band at Hill Murray School in Maplewood, Minn.

Daniel May is a junior copywriter at Stephan & Brandy in Madison, Wis.

Emily McLaughlin is a business development representative at Groupon in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kyle McNeese is a software developer for IBM in Rochester, Minn.

Sarah Nelson is a business analyst at UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minn.

Solveig Nelson is a master data assistant at Leprino Foods in Denver.

Skye Newcom is a gallery assistant at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Lam Nguyen is a software developer at Larsen & Toubro Infotech in Edison, N.J.

Grace O’Brien is a vacation home rentals administrator at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Evan Seegmiller is a social media coordinator at Century 21 in Madison, Wis.

Miriam Sellers is a Spanish teaching fellow at Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes, Wis.

Jonathan Springer is a software engineer at Express Scripts in Bloomington, Minn.

Mitchell Stenoien is an assistant manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Maxwell Tiedemann is a distribution coordinator at FiXT Music in Burlington, Iowa.

Reed Van Anrooy is a junior software engineer at Lotus Apps in Knoxville, Tenn.

Dmitry Vorona is an investment analyst at Aon Foundation in Chicago.

Coltin Wellmann is an environmental health and safety technician at Exide Technologies in Manchester, Iowa.


Jack Benson is a transportation generalist at the Minnesota Department of Transportation in St. Paul.

Andrew Braun is mental health associate at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Hayes Durbin is a soil conservation technician for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship—Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality in Knoxville, Iowa.

Jeffrey Lackmann is an events supervisor and bar manager at Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah.

Abby Mark is a research technician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

McCoy Matthias is a real estate sales associate at Keller Williams Realty in Destin, Fla.

Cecilia Mitchell is a statistical programmer analyst at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Katherine Morin is a housing advocate at Supportive Living Solutions in St. Paul, Minn.

Frances Stevenson is a journalist for Lakeshore Weekly News in Wayzata, Minn.


Anna Phearman is a WIOA specialist at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in St. Paul, Minn.