Our Leadership

John LeBlanc

President and CEO


Steve Piekarski

Senior Director of Operations

Mandei Evens

Senior Director of Sales
and Hospitality

Abby Dehmer

Senior Director of Marketing
and Communications

Ruth Kewitsch

Senior Director of Development


Peter Kelley

Senior Director of
Program Services

Administrative Customer Relations

Abby Dehmer

Senior Director of Marketing
and Communications

Teri Vetsch

Customer Relations Specialist


Renee Conte

Customer Relations Specialist

Blake Hawfitch

Customer Relations Specialist

Julie Glassman

Executive Assistant

Administrative Human Resources and Volunteer Services

Steve Piekarski

Senior Director of Operations

Angie Kieke

Human Resources Manager

Raechell Bayerl

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Briana Schultz

Talent Sourcing Specialist


Administrative Finance

Steve Piekarski

Senior Director of Operations

Bonnie Thorstad

Accounts Payable


Sandy Wubbels

Payroll and Staffing Specialist

Administrative Development & Giving

Ruth Kewitsch

Senior Director of Development


Emma Erickson

Development Officer



Diane Calabria

Donor Relations Specialist


Mary Beth Schleif

Grants Coordinator

Rachel Wobschall

Planned and Major Gifts Officer

Administrative Marketing and Communications

Abby Dehmer

Senior Director of Marketing
and Communications

Taylor Giljork

Marketing and Communications Manager

Courtney McConnell

Marketing and Communications
Coordinator

Programs & Services Camp

Peter Kelley

Senior Director of
Program Services

Jon Salmon

Director of Programs


Naomi Miessler

Program Manager

Tarah Willsher

Program Manager

Programs & Services Respite

Peter Kelley

Senior Director of
Program Services

Jon Salmon

Director of Programs


Tarah Willsher

Program Manager

Programs & Services Retreats

Mandei Evens

Senior Director of Sales
and Hospitality

Susan Heath

Hospitality and Retreat Director

Sarah Jankewicz

Hospitality and Retreat Manager

Kayla Smith

Hospitality and Retreat Manager

Programs & Services Team Building

Mandei Evens

Senior Director of Sales
and Hospitality

Edward Kim

Challenge Course and Team Building Manager

Programs & Services Therapy and
Adaptive Riding

Peter Kelley

Senior Director of Program Services

Audrey Cuthbert

Equine Coordinator


Shari Mangas

Director of Therapy and Adaptive Riding

Programs & Services Travel

Peter Kelley

Senior Director of
Program Services

Jon Salmon

Director of Programs


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