Luther Alumni Magazine

Class Notes, 2000–2020

2000–2009 / 2010–2019 / 2020


Sara (Donhowe) Goldberg is senior director of development at the National Down Syndrome Society in Washington, DC.

Koren (Haugen) and Marc Melcher ’01 live in Plainview, Minn. Koren is an LIS technical specialist coordinator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Marc is assistant principal at Byron High School.


Toby Anderson of Northfield, Minn., is a mental health practitioner at Secure Base Counseling Center.
Susan (Buckheister) Hanson is distinguished lecturer in health and medicine at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. She was awarded the 2020 Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, given annually to recognize exceptional instruction by a faculty member.

Susan (Buckheister) Hanson '01
Susan (Buckheister) Hanson '01

Susan (Buckheister) Hanson is distinguished lecturer in health and medicine at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. She was awarded the 2020 Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, given annually to recognize exceptional instruction by a faculty member.

Tony Hart is associate principal at Arcadia (Wis.) Elementary School. He has also been a part-time announcer, sales associate, and news reporter at WWIS Radio for 29 years.

Sarah (Hawryluk) Keilholtz is lead pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shiremanstown, Pa.

Tara Kuckkan is payroll and benefits specialist at StuartCo in Minneapolis.

Gene Tesdahl is associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.


Susie (Soiney) Brekke is community programs associate with World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency, in Appleton, Wis.

Sarah (Clark) Huffman of Powell, Ohio, is executive director of the Office of Farmland Preservation with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Gordy Hunter is assistant professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley.

Katie Kramer is a teacher at Community Action Head Start in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Erica Lamm is associate professor of communication, assistant director of forensics, and interim MBA program director at Concordia University in Seward, Neb.

Andrea (Huls) and Christian Loger ’01 live in Lakeville, Minn. Andi is an administrator at Rosemount Middle School. Christian is senior manager of the Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center.

Laura (Zamzow) Lynch, professor of music at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D., was voted Professor of the Year at the university in 2020.

Lisa Moe Meierkort is adult services programming librarian for the Lemont (Ill.) Public Library District.

Kiersten (Hanson) Persson is a dental assistant with Tannlege Ole Tellefsen in Solbergmoen, Norway.

Erin (Hilton) Sloan is a quality engineer at Boston Scientific in St. Paul, Minn.

Devon Whitehead is a psychologist at North Psychology Clinic in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Eli Williamson '02
Eli Williamson '02

Eli Williamson was honored by Crain’s Chicago Business magazine as one of Crain’s 2020 Notable Veteran Executives. He is cofounder and president of Leave No Veteran Behind in Chicago.


Jessica Barrett is founder of Bigger Picture Solutions, a venue consulting and management company in Minneapolis. Since 2003, she has been managing venues in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area, including Aria at the Jeune Lune and Machine Shop Minneapolis. Jessica was named Best Supplier in 2019 by the Minnesota Meetings and Events Hall of Fame.

Erin (Clark) Benedict of Fond du Lac, Wis., is an adjunct faculty member at Rasmussen College.

Krisanne (Linde) Forsman is an early childhood special education evaluator at Sherburne Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative in Monticello, Minn. She and her husband, Josh, also own and operate Ultimate Home Outlet, a discount home-improvement store.

Abby Frost is director of choirs at Ipswich (Mass.) High School.

Emily (Vanden Heuvel) Lessner is principal for the Watertown (Wis.) Unified School District.

Carrie (Walling) and Jake Nimrod ’01 live in Decorah. Carrie teaches first grade at John Cline Elementary School. Jake is associate principal and activities director at Decorah Middle School.

Justin Solsvig is assistant director of grounds and sports turf maintenance at Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

Amanda Stewart earned a PhD degree in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an instructor of sociology at the University of Colorado–Boulder.

Jessica Vansteenburg is a lecturer in music at the University of Colorado–Boulder and woodwind teacher at Rocky Ridge Music Center.

Amber Wilson is founder and owner of Ananda Mental Wellness and Yoga in Des Moines, Iowa.


Nana Ahwoi '04
Nana Ahwoi '04

Nana Ahwoi is a partner at Ernst and Young in Minneapolis and serves on their US National Consulting Cybersecurity Group.

Angelina Calderon is a business developer at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif.

Mandy Henderson and David Rowley ’05 live in Lafayette, Colo. Mandy earned the MSW degree from the University of Southern California and is a mental health practitioner with Open Door Autism Project. David is the head of experience at

David Lenninger of Neenah, Wis., is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Anesthesiology SC.

Tom Velishek is director of human resources at CUSITech in Westerville, Ohio.


Cassidy Baker is an early childhood special education teacher and on the assessment team at the Aurora (Colo.) Public Schools.

Jared Beenken is vice president, Europe, for Zayo Group, a global telecommunication infrastructure provider in Boulder, Colo.

Nicholas Bonifazi is a deputy/criminal investigator with the US Marshals Service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks is a tenth-grade English teacher and speech and drama coach for the Decorah Community School District.

Andrea Christensen Zdenek is language arts guide at Great River School in St. Paul, Minn.

Sarah (Rouse) Clark is an ordained ELCA pastor and a freelance writer in St. Paul, Minn.

Jeffrey Clements is an optometrist and owner of Clements Vision Care in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Chris Dahl is executive director at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp in Story City, Iowa.

Becky Franklin and Sam Drong ’04 live in Minneapolis. Becky is assistant director of administration on the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Sam is general manager at Tech Discounts.

Theresa (Damratowski) and Mike Gucwa live in San Ramon, Calif. Theresa is a travel agent at Adventure Together Travel. Mike is a channel marketing manager at Logitech.

Adam Hart is high school assistant principal at Bellevue Christian School in Clyde Hill, Wash.

Rachel Heise is the space lab team lead at Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee.

Neil Heller is chief law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service in Custer, S.D.

Karl Hoeschen teaches English at Anoka Hennepin Regional High School in Coon Rapids, Minn.

Lindsay Kimball is director of regional membership at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul.

Kirsten (Russell) Koester is assistant athletic director and senior woman administrator at Grinnell (Iowa) College.

Martha McCreight is pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Penn Hills, Pa.

Damara (Stanley) O’Malley is an authorization and quality review specialist in the Veterans Benefits Administration for the VA in St. Paul, Minn.

Katie (Blobaum) Pieh earned the Montessori infant/toddler certification from the Hope Montessori Educational Institute in St. Louis. She is the teacher leader at Wildwood Montessori School in Montevideo, Minn.

Jarrod Quinlivan is a registered nurse at UNC Hospitals at WakeBrook in Raleigh, N.C.

Kyla (Schulenberg) Schoenwetter earned a DNP degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is a thoracic surgery and lung transplant clinical nurse specialist at UW Health in Madison, Wis.

Amanda (Bjork) Schultz is an art teacher for the Anoka Hennepin Public Schools in Ramsey, Minn.

Jed Stutzman is a social studies teacher at Eau Claire (Wis.) Memorial High School and football running back coach for the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

Kelsey (Schmidt) Weiss is a substitute teacher at Kids First Preschool in Lawrence, Kan.

Eleanor (Valeta) Wiltgen is a benefit analyst at Principal Financial in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Angela (Reichert) Griffin of Howard City, Mich., earned a BS degree in nursing from Ferris State University. She is a registered nurse at Spectrum Health United Hospital.

Alyson (Nienhaus) Haugen is wellness education specialist for the All of Us Research Program with Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Michelle (Monson) Klisanich is a wealth advisor with the Birch Cove Group of Raymond James in Minneapolis.

Stacy (Greene) Loneman is a registered nurse and a certified diabetes care and education specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Justin Papka is director of grants and contracts at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC.

Heather (Arneson) Roberts is self-employed as a bookkeeper in Chanhassen, Minn.

Alissa Vik earned a PhD degree in Latin American cultural studies from the University of Bergen and is assistant professor of Spanish at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Rachel Ware Carlton is director of advancement for the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and director of graduate music at Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wis.


Drew DeVine '07
Drew DeVine '07

Drew DeVine of Englewood, Fla., is a freelance artist traversing all 50 states on his “Painting My Way across the USA” road trip to bring art, kindness, and hope to people shaken by the pandemic. He’s making the journey in a Roadtrek 190 camper van, creating live art during his stops. Through painting, Drew encourages bridge-building discussions and meaningful connections during this fraught time. “People are scared right now,” he says. “The dynamics of being a human just changed. I’m trying to get out and let people know they can still play and still have fun.”

Amber Hill Anderson is division director and lead mediator at Pesch Law Office in Denver.

Katie (Merrifield) Jones of Adel, Iowa, is an integration manager at EMC Insurance Companies.

Allison Kruger-Herman of Las Cruces, N.M. is an occupational therapy mentor at 21st Century Rehab.

Stacy Myhre Twite is chief of staff at the Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul.

Sarah (Quick) Olejniczak is Title IX and compliance coordinator at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.

Elizabeth (Callender) Schmitz is chief financial officer at Tri-County Head Start in Waterloo, Iowa.

Carolyn Starz and Nathaniel Anderson live in Williamstown, Mass. Carolyn teaches biology and health at Mt. Greylock Regional School. Nathaniel is rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church on the campus of Williams College.

Mark Strohnbehn is director of stabilization and transition programs at DT Global in Washington, DC.

Michelle (Jebsen) and Brett “Fish” Wilson live in Durango, Colo. Michelle is adjunct professor of exercise science and public health at Fort Lewis College. Brett teaches Spanish in the Durango School District.


Andrew Boddicker is K–12 vocal music director for the Eastern Allamakee School District in Lansing, Iowa.

Laura Gorton was ordained as a minister of word and service (deacon). She is associate minister at Christ Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Ill.

Andrea Kruse earned an MA degree in anthropology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is zone archaeologist for the Little Missouri National Grassland with the USDA Forest Service in Watford City, N.D.

Niki Mosier is head of SEO at Two Octobers in Denver.

Amy Stockseth is an early childhood special education teacher for the Norwalk (Iowa) Community School District.

Laura (Monson) and Tony Vanden Heuvel ’06 live in Edina, Minn. Laura is director of innovation at Optum Health. Tony is a surgical sales executive at Karl Storz Endoscopy. He received the Surgical Executive Rookie of the Year honor for 2019.

Elise (Hoehn) and Clayton Ward live in Le Claire, Iowa. Elise is a visual arts teacher with the North Scott Community School District. Clayton is executive director of the Fountains Senior Living Community with Dial Management.


Flannery (Cerbin) and Adam Bohach ’06 live in Cresco, Iowa. Flannery is the worksite wellness coordinator at Northeast Iowa Community College. Adam teaches biology at Decorah High School. The pair are also beginning market gardeners at their 27-acre farm, Tailwind Acres, and continue to train and run competitively. Flannery turned in a personal best 17:08 for the 5K last spring. Adam ran a marathon last year in 2:18:39, missing the Olympic Trials by only 79 seconds.

Laura (McCarty) and Brett Cooper live in Sioux Falls, S.D. Laura is an orchestra teacher in the Sioux Falls School District. Brett earned an MM degree in piano performance from the University of South Dakota. He works in development at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. The two founded the White Spruce Chamber Players, a South Dakota–based ensemble committed to providing the region with approachable high-quality chamber music.

Brie (Kunkel) Iverson is director of youth and family ministries at Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville, Wis.

Peter McLellan is an educational analyst at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta.

Andrea (Johnson) Mierau is director of clinical education and assistant professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Bailey Miller is program manager of inflight communications at Endeavor Air in Minneapolis.

Matthew Myers earned a DMA degree in choral conducting from Louisiana State University and is an instructor of choral music education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Amanda (Lutz) Nickel is a respiratory therapist and research study coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Beth Nimmo is a professional services engineer at Jamf Software in Minneapolis.

Matthew Orth is INFRA customer fulfillment specialist at KeHE Distributors in Chicago.


Barbara Eisenmenger works in behavioral health for Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Erin Lunde Keenan and Sean Lunde Keenan ’09 live in Missoula, Mont. Erin is development director at Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. Sean is a registered nurse at Providence St. Patrick Hospital.

Sarah May earned an MM degree in instrumental conducting from Butler University and is an accompanist with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Laurel (Whitis) Mueller completed an internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and is a general internal medicine physician at San Ysidro Health, a nonprofit medical group in the San Diego area.

Debora Mukaz '10
Debora Mukaz '10

Debora Mukaz, a postdoctoral associate conducting cardiovascular research at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, co-organized a weeklong international virtual event called #BlackinCardioWeek, a social media–based initiative that celebrates Black excellence in cardiovascular research and raises awareness of cardiovascular diseases in the Black community.

Taylor Nelson of Erie, Colo., is an office manager at Twitter.

Dan Offerdahl is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, Minn.

Anna (Quick) Scheetz '10
Anna (Quick) Scheetz '10

Anna (Quick) Scheetz is senior asset manager at Schafer Richardson in Minneapolis.

Eli Wallace is a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University in Boston.

Jenna (Nordschow) Wiggins is a project manager at Project Resource Solutions in Chicago.


Marcus Barlow is a physician assistant at the University of Iowa Health Care’s Medical Intensive Care Unit in Iowa City.

Kate (Trigger) Duffert is manager for general assembly business and per capita interpretation for the Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky.

Emily (Kilgore) Galle-From '11

Emily (Kilgore) Galle-From of Minneapolis is a second-grade teacher at Richardson Elementary School. She has also published a children’s picture book, The Whatifs.

Kelsey (Balk) and Jordan Grimm live in Parker, Colo. Kelsey is a physician assistant at Colorado Orthopedic Consultants. Jordan is an account manager at Rexel.

Doug Hamilton is director of supply chain for Deco Products in Decorah.

Jocelyn Hare is chief operations officer at Restoration Tools in Rockford, Ill.

Adam Kobler is a consultant at Soulcatcher in Minneapolis.

Jordan Lang of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is a territory business manager for Deere and Company.

Kyler Maxfield is a chiropractor at Thrive Wellness Center in Rochester, Minn.

Paul Meyer is an orthodontist at Meyer Orthodontics in Brookings, S.D.

Rebekah Ryan is collections manager at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis.

Emily (Rasmann) and Don Stein live in Iowa City, Iowa. Emily earned Montessori certification and is a preschool teacher. Don is a vicar at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Kate (McDonald) Sutherland is director of curriculum and instruction at RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket, R.I.

Steven Thai of Bloomington, Minn., is manager of global communications for Cargill.

Jenny (St. Clair) and Alex Tomesch ’12 live in Marana, Ariz. Jenny earned an MBA degree from the University of Iowa. Alex, who earned an MD degree and completed emergency medicine residency at the University of Iowa, is a primary care sports medicine fellow at the University of Arizona.


Chelsea (Sailsbury) Bright is a trauma social worker at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Spencer Green is assistant controller at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.

Valarie (Fyfe) Halcomb is assistant clinical manager at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.
David Kort of Pulaski, Wis., is wallcoverings/grocery department manager for Menards.

Benjamin Kost of Cresco, Iowa, earned an MA degree in speech-language pathology and is a speech-language pathologist for Blue Stone Therapy.

Chelsea (Lynch) and Karlton Larson ’09 live in Davis, Calif. Chelsea is director of development for the Crocker Art Museum. Karlton earned a PhD degree from the School of Cellular, Molecular, and Integrative Physiology at the University of California–Davis. He is a fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology in Sacramento.

Paige Lenoch is senior business analyst at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America in Minneapolis.

Eric Lindgren is senior consultant at Daugherty Business Solutions in St. Louis.

Justin Marschall is direct marketing modeling manager at Lands’ End in Dodgeville, Wis.

Kali Anne Sharot earned a DNP degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Minnesota. She is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Behavioral Health Services in Eagan, Minn.


Anna DiCecco and Micah Kust live in Hollywood, Fla. Anna is community activation coordinator with the Florida Panthers. Micah is a performance physical therapist at Force Physical Therapy and medical director at Bommarito Performance.

Allison (Johnson) Grainger is an adjunct instructor at Winona (Minn.) State University.

Ethan Groothuis is a law clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals in St. Paul.

Elisabeth Hottel is an optometrist at Eyes of the Southwest in Las Cruces, N.M.

Shannon Koenders of Maple Grove, Minn., is an optometrist at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic.

Danny Robb is assistant supervisor of clinical operations in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Kevin Wenger earned a master’s degree in data analytics leadership from Drake University and is assistant director of institutional research and assessment at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minn.

Paige (Schneider) Wies earned a master’s degree in special education from Morningside College and teaches sixth-grade special education for the Waukee (Iowa) School District.

Chelsea Wyman is assistant professor and outreach librarian at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.


Brad Beale is choral director at Wayzata (Minn.) High School.

Eve Christensen is financial aid advisor at PCI Academy in Plymouth, Minn.

Hannah (Delzer) and Paul Christenson live in Duluth, Minn. Hannah earned a master of education degree in technology integration from St. Catherine University and is a music teacher at Bay View Elementary School. Paul is choir director at Denfeld High School.

Lauren (Meintsma) and Hans Dosland live in Minneapolis. Lauren is senior communications specialist at UnitedHealth Group. Hans is the homeless youth outreach program manager at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Eric Klein is director of children, youth, and family ministry at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Jennifer Samuelson is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Jennifer (Park) Watson is training manager at Sizewise in Lenexa, Kan.


Neal Abbott is director of catechesis and evangelization at Holy Family Cluster in Chatfield, Minn.

Taylor (Baloga) and Spencer Baloga Loufek live in St. Paul, Minn. Taylor is a music therapist at Twin Cities Music Therapy Services. Spencer is a ballroom dance instructor at Cinema Ballroom.

Alex Barker is senior account executive for the Iowa Wolves professional basketball team in Des Moines.

Jordy Barry is CEO and founder of Silver Values Consulting in Las Vegas. She is also on the caucus team for the Nevada State Democratic Party and a team administrator for speech and debate at Milburn High School.

Shelby (Pofahl) Beilke is a registered nurse and oncology certified nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She is also president-elect of the Southwest Minnesota Oncology Nursing Society Chapter.

Corinne Benzinger earned an MS degree in nursing from Capella University and is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Nathan Bigelow is program director for family support services at Hiawatha Homes in Rochester, Minn.

Bryan Bjorklund is a food hub associate at Field to Family in Iowa City, Iowa.

Aaron Busch is a firefighter with the Chanhassen (Minn.) Fire Department.

Cassie Campbell is equipment finance transaction coordinator for Wells Fargo Financial Leasing in Des Moines, Iowa.

Emily Cauter is a social worker for the Auburn (Wash.) School District.

Lucas Chase '15
Lucas Chase '15

Lucas Chase is director of operations for the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, Wis.

Velvet (Warne) Chittick is a night crew foreman at King Soopers in Windom, Colo.

Leah Dahlquist is regional director at CHOICE Employment Services in Decorah.

Courtnee DeMuth is a counselor at Columbus Catholic High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

Njabulo (Maseko) Dijeh earned an MA degree in human resources management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a human resources associate at Mental Health Resources in St. Paul, Minn.

Michael Ehrecke is an admissions counselor at Clarkson College in Omaha, Neb.

Sarah Forsythe is a certification specialist at MOSA Organic in Viroqua, Wis.

Nathan Fujimoto is an LTL specialist at Total Quality Logistics in San Antonio, Texas.

Emily Hagan earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas and is a clinical therapist at Nexus Gerard Family Healing in Austin, Minn.

Brianna (Blum) and Connor Herman ’16 live in Iowa City, Iowa. Brianna teaches second grade for the Iowa City Community Schools. Conner is a police officer with the Iowa City Police Department.

Jill Hess is a junior designer at Quatrefoil Associates in Laurel, Md.

Dietrich Jessen is an information technologist at Daikin Applied in Minneapolis.

Amanda Johnson earned an MA degree in special education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a behavior technician at Caravel Autism Health in Rochester, Minn.

Phillip Johnson is clinic manager at MercyHealth in Janesville, Wis.

Jacky Kayeba is an assurance senior at Ernst and Young in Washington, DC.

Hanna Knutson is a graphic designer at Evereve in Minneapolis.

Adrienne Kulzer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Sioux Falls and is a Newborn Intensive Care Unit nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Alison (Smith) Lohmann is a financial advisor at Transamerica in St. Paul, Minn.

Connor Mattison is global mobility coordinator at Plus Relocation Services in Minneapolis.

Matt McKinney earned the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Des Moines University and is a resident physician at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michaleen Melby is a chocolatier at Sweet P’s Pantry in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Alise Miller is a leadership development program associate at Principal Financial in Des Moines, Iowa.

Allison (Vollinger) and Philip Mortens ’14 live in Madison, Wis. Allison is the customer success specialist at Singlewire. Philip works in implementation services at EPIC Systems Corporation.

Lauren Nelson is a licensed practical nurse and a care team assistant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Chelsey O’Connor is assistant manager at Fusion Pet Retreat in Minnetonka, Minn.

Sam Olson is strategic account executive at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis.

Victoria Peters is scholarly communication and cataloging librarian at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.

Maja Proescholdt is a tour advisor with Great Rail Journeys in North Yorkshire, England.

Devon (Hovey) Puffer is owner and grant proposal writer at DLH Professional Prose in Duluth, Minn.

Lauren Rauch is associate underwriter at United Fire Group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Danielle (Basche) and Ryan Readinger live in Des Moines, Iowa. Danielle is a business support consultant at Wells Fargo. Ryan is an assurance supervisor at RSM.

Chandler Roberson is owner of Culver’s of Decorah.

Nick Scheffert is head personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Rochester, Minn.

Kayla (Gregg) and Matt Scheidle live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Matt is school administration manager for the Council Bluffs Community Schools. Kayla earned an MEd degree in curriculum and instruction from Doane University and is a second-grade teacher at Edison Elementary School.

Hannah Scholbrock is claims billing representative at Chartwell Midwest Wisconsin in Middleton.

Josh Sirios is operations and logistics manager at Gemini Mountain Medical in Englewood, Colo.

Kadie Smith is a general music teacher for the Appleton (Wis.) Area School District.

Callie Sonnek is account representative at Corporate Graphics International in North Mankato, Minn.

Kolin Walker is a QC associate at Juno Therapeutics in Bothell, Wash.

Charles Weathers is a client development manager at CJ Affiliate by Conversant in Chicago.

Kaila Will is patient services lead at Planned Parenthood North Central States in Minneapolis.

Rachel Williams earned an MA degree in international peace and conflict resolution from the American University School of International Service and an MTS degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rachel is program manager for Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theology Seminary in Washington, DC.

Isabelle (Krogh) and Andrew Withers ’15 live in Norwalk, Iowa. Isabelle is lead software engineer at Principal Financial. Andrew is a teacher at Walker South Middle School.


Taylor Elton teaches science for grades 7–12 for the Spring Grove (Minn.) School District.

Katherine Gerike is vicar at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minn.

Spencer Hackler is a school psychologist intern at South Central Educational Cooperative in Tyndall, S.D.

Abigail (Carpenter) Johnson is a dentist at Litchfield (Minn.) Family Dental.

Katherine Johnson and Benjamin Harrison live in Chicago. Katherine earned an MSW degree from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. Benjamin is a research analyst at Competiscan.

Reed Johnson earned an MD degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and is a physician at University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City.

Tim Komatsu is audience engagement manager at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

Sarah (Eckhert) and Blake Moen live in Decorah. Sarah is customer success manager at CentralSquare Technologies. Blake is an admissions representative at Northeast Iowa Community College.

Laura (Boran) Storlie is the consumer science teacher and head coach for boys swimming at Decorah High School.

Erika Storvik teaches mathematics at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minn.

Amanda (Jenkins) Walch is reference and instruction librarian at the University of Jamestown (N.D.).

Janele (Holt) Waterman is administrative assistant for the city of Lino Lakes, Minn.


Mallory (Carr) Asbe earned a doctor of occupational therapy degree from St. Ambrose University and is an occupational therapist at Mercy One Clive Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive, Iowa.

Penny Barbour is associate quality engineer at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis.

Evan Deutmeyer of Eldridge, Iowa, is the corporate service manager at Sinclair Tractor.

Kayla (Ingvalson) and Jacob Frisbie live in Waukee, Iowa. Kayla earned a master’s degree in teaching, leadership, and cultural competency from the University of Iowa and is a fifth-grade teacher for the Waukee Community Schools. Jacob earned an MS degree in biomedical science from Iowa State University and is a medical student at Des Moines University.

Kylie Hanschman and Kyle Knoke live in Sun Prairie, Wis. Kylie earned an MA degree in teaching from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a practice specialist at Nordic Consulting. Kyle is an application advisor at Nordic Consulting.

Greta (Schmitt) and Ethan Harris ’18 live in Wayzata, Minn. Greta is an ANICCA mental health intern for Carver County. Ethan is director of Lake State Alpine Racing.

Emma Hohulin is K–12 vocal music teacher for the Kimball (Minn.) Area Public Schools.

Peder Hopkins is a graduate student in global higher education and the leadership development student coordinator at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Nick Thorp is an account executive at Zubie in Minneapolis.

Maria Victoria Torrillas Pizzorno is associate consultant at Green Park Executive Search in London, England.

Andrea Wilson teaches special education for the Linn-Mar Community School District in Marion, Iowa.


Andres Alvarez-Arboleda is an energy counselor at the Center for Energy and Environment in St. Paul, Minn.

Matt Amann teaches chemistry at Andover (Minn.) High School.

Christina (Van Nevel) and Jack Benson live in Roseville, Minn. Christina is a law student at the University of St. Thomas. Jack earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a transportation generalist for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Olivia Benson teaches preschool at Nativity of Mary School in Bloomington, Minn.

Harleigh Boldridge is a healthcare justice organizer at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement in Des Moines, Iowa.

Eli Bowe is AmeriCorps senior leader at the University of Montana–Montana Campus Compact in Missoula.

Megan Broadbent teaches English at Monticello (Iowa) High School.

Mary (Ferrel) McClelen is a registered nurse at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rachel (Miller) and Josh Miller ’17 live in Rochester, Minn. Rachel is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic. Josh is a graphic designer at FastSigns.

Bridget (Becker) Miner is a registered nurse for the Jeffco Public Schools in Golden, Colo.

Bryce Pierce teaches physical education and is head football coach at Perry (Iowa) High School.

Grant Preheim of Los Angeles is a regional admissions counselor for the University of Oregon.

Forrest Schrader teaches special education for the Edina (Minn.) Public Schools.

Samantha Tollefson is coordinator of the Political Leaders of Tomorrow Training Program at Women Winning in St. Paul, Minn.


Caleb Bendull is a piano technician at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Anna (Helt) Blythe teaches first grade for the Iowa City (Iowa) Community School District.

Colin Coffey is an account executive at OutboundEngine in Austin, Texas.

Martel Den Hartog is a research intern at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Elliot Douma is an instructor at School of Rock St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn.

Sarah Eachus is a behavioral technician at Fraser Mental Health Clinic in Minneapolis.

Libby Fischer is choir director at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wis.

Catelyn Janda is a general music teacher at North Shore School District in Highland Park, Ill.

Lauren Knuckey is a student engagement specialist at Tennyson Center for Children in Denver.

Payton Knutson teaches eighth-grade mathematics at Rosemount (Minn.) Middle School.

Yuen Ching Lee is a youth leader and teacher at Dignity for Children Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia.

Charles Malek is an IFP skill builder at Better Living Counseling Services in Lincoln, Neb.

Chelsey Schmeling teaches vocal music at Gretna (Neb.) Elementary School.

Emma Tewes teaches music for the Wayzata (Minn.) Public Schools.


Ciara (Rice) Arndt is a registered nurse in the Ischemic and Comprehensive Cardiology Services Progressive Care Unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

John Bendt of Clam Lake, Wis., is the high school chorus instructor at Valley Community Schools.

Brian Heilskov is a research and remediation associate for Wells Fargo in Ankeny, Iowa.

Anna Hug is band director for grades 6–8 for the Webster City (Iowa) Community School District.

Brooke Johnson is clinical research coordinator for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Joseph Keeley '20
Joseph Keeley '20

Joseph Keeley of Eden Prairie, Minn., has received a Fulbright Award and will complete an English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea.

Isaac Logeman teaches mathematics at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Shannon Lunn is a registered nurse at Allina Health United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Nkosi Mngomezulu is an analyst at Solutran in Minneapolis.

Meghan Sickel of Lakeville, Minn., is a lab technician at the University of Minnesota.

Robert Smedsrud is ammunition and firearms manager at Scheels in Rochester, Minn.