Where Are Our Alumni Now...

  • Brandon Carlson has been named the Interim Program Director at the Mankato Youth Place.

  • Mankato Pancake chosen as a 20920 ATRA Peg Connolly scholar.

  • Congratulations to Chelsey Bechel (RPLS, 2017) on being among the 14 trainees of the MnDNR Conservation Officer Academy this year! http://aapress.com/ethnicity/hmong/14-conservation-officers-candidates-now-training-with-minnesota-dnr/

  • Congratulations to RPLS Alum Jennifer Pinske who was named Chief Development Officer of One Vision in Clear Lake, IA. https://globegazette.com/news/local/longtime-one-vision-employee-receives-promotion/article_09b4cc36-2e33-5789-8c0c-fa3ee3077a5b.html

  • Hannah Behr has accepted the position of Activities Coordinator with White Pine Senior Living.

  • Alexandra Grejtak has accepted a position as a Recreation Therapist in Anoka.

  • Haley Blank has accepted a position as a Adjunctive Therapist with Mille Lacs Health System.

  • Sola Stephenson is teaching Physical Education in West Africa.

  • Hannah Hanson has accepted a CTRS position at Roger's Behavioral Health.

  • Rachel Murphy is the new Activities Director with Traditions of Owatonna.

  • Sarah Lawson, CTRS, is the new Life Engagement Coach at New Perspective Senior Living in Prior Lake.

  • Sarah Peters is the Executive Director of Hills Crossing Senior Living in Nisswa.

  • Alumni Briana Spicer was featured in a news segment for the YMCA collaborates with the North American Squirrel Association (NASA) to offer people with physical or cognitive disabilities a day of skiing at Mt. La Crosse. https://wxow.com/news/top-stories/2019-01-13-empowering-everyone-to-enjoy-a-day-on-the-slopes/

  • Alumni Stephanie Busiahn is currently employed at the Fairmont Convention & Visitors Bureau and has recently been appointed to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council, representing the southern Minnesota regional group.

  • Tammy Domonoske is the State Park Manager for Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

  • Riley Donovan is the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Austin.

  • Ben Schueller has accepted a position as a Facilities Coordinator for Austin Public Schools.

  • Briana Spicer has accepted a position at the La Crosse YMCA as the Inclusion Specialist for their adaptive programming.

  • Hannah Logue has accepted an offer as the Life Enrichment Director at the Rivers in Burnsville.

  • Jennifer Davis is the Albert Lea Recreation Program Supervisor.

  • Adam Ellanson has accepted a position as Park Ranger for the Bureau of Reclamation at new Melones Lake in Sonora, CA.

  • Jessica Christensen Buck is the new Recreation Coordinator for the City of Corcoran.

  • Eric Edhlund is the Ice Arena, Property and Events Manager for St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN.

  • Kaitlyn Sturdy has accepted the position of Community Life Director at St. Therese Senior Living Center.

  • Ryan Trench has accepted a position as a Program Coordinator in the sports and recreation department at Courage Kenny.

  • Katie Murphy is working full time as the Wellness Manager at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center

  • Marsia Smith is working as a Recreational Therapist at Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter.

  • Cody Buechner works as Student Clubs and Greek Life Coordinator at University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is featured in an article here: http://www.thenorthernlight.org/the-ultimate-sport/

  • Dan Ryan works as a Senior Environmental Educator and Employee Recruitment Specialist at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack, MN.

  • Taylor Naatz has accepted a permanent position in Watersmeet, MI in the upper peninsula with the U.S. Forest Service.

  • William Niska has recently accepted a position from Idaho Parks and recreation and will be a park ranger at Old Mission State Park.

  • Gabrielle Edel has accepted the Communication Coordinator position at Partners for Affordable Housing in Mankato.

  • Molly Ambrose has accepted the new STRIDE Coordinator position at Mankato Family YMCA.

  • Eric Lucas, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture, Windsor, CO.

  • Mike Pflaum, Park Superintendent of Badlands National Park.

  • Emily Holle, is a Rehabilitation Therapist - Recreation Safety at the state hospital in Coalinga, CA.

  • Geran Herda is an Activities Therapist with Augustana Care in Minneapolis.

  • Aubrie Ford, has recently accepted a position at Sharon Towers, Charlotte, NC.

  • Jedidiah Cates is a Recreation Therapist with the Adult Day Health Care department at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital.

  • Emily Liebhard, CTRS, is an Activity/Life Enrichment director at Copperfield Hill Senior Living in Robbinsdale, MN.

  • Kara Kocmick, CTRS, is a full time Recreation Therapist position with the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in St. Peter.

  • Abdulaziz Alqahtani is a Recreation Services Advisor at the Saudi Aramco Residential Camp in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

  • Elizabeth Quall is a Trailhead Ranger in Sequoia National Park.