Bennie Businesses Online Directory

Building a strong network isn't just about making connections. It's making the right connections. Use the online directory yourself as a tool for locating services, vendors and partners who share the Saint Ben's education and Benedictine values that helped make you the businesswoman you are today. We are truly proud of the successful woman you have become and we hope that you take this opportunity to share, interact and partner with the rest of our passionate Saint Ben's alumnae community.

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Arts  /Advertising, Communications & Marketing  Accounting & Finance /  Business & Business Development  / Consulting & Coaching / Direct Sales /  Education  Event Management/Planning  Health & Wellness  / Hospitality/Restaurant Insurance  Legal  Management  Manufacturing  Nonprofit 
Real Estate & Interior Design  Retail  / Sports & Recreation Travel & Tourism


Arts

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Capture Your Photos Holly Breitenbach Corbid '91
Owner/Photo Organizer
Stillwater, MN
Colleen Regina Photography
& Design
Colleen Kennedy Kanan '14
Owner and Photographer
Milaca, MN
Dancin' Off Broadway

Mariya Lawinger Kempter '15
Owner & Creative Director

Alexandria, MN
Independent Counsultant Kristen Findley ’94
Independent Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
Melinda Wolff Art Melinda Knutzen Wolff
Artist 
St. Paul, MN
Nicole Pederson Photography Nicole Pederson ’17
Owner and Photographer
St. Paul, MN
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Chelsea Schwarzkopf Sammons ’18
Quad City Symphony Youth
Ensembles General Manager
Davenport, IA


Advertising, Communications & Marketing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Allyn Linden Media |
Social Media Management
Angie MacDonald Marsh ’03
Owner and Strategist
St. Paul, MN
Bellmont Partners Johanna Holub ’13
Account Supervisor
Edina, MN
Independent Counsultant Kristen Findley ’94
Independent Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
CW Marketing &
Communications
Carolyn Will ’86
Principal/Owner
St. Paul, MN
DAYTA Marketing Afton Windsperger ’16
Account Developer
St. Cloud, MN
Electric Pulp Wendy Wuebben Johnson ’96
Senior Project Manager
Sioux Falls, SD
ETM Creative Emma Thomas-McGinnis ’98
Marketing Designer
Urbandale, IA
FleishmanHillard Emily Leuthner Frager ’96
SVP & Senior Partner,
General Manager Southern CA
Los Angeles, CA
Kate Tovsen Media Kate Westlund Tovsen’10
Owner/Producer/Writer
North Shore, MN
little pepper promotions Sandy Pfefferle Forster ’82
Owner
NE Minneapolis, MN
One10 Samantha Noble Decker ’10
Marketing Director
Excelsior, MN
Orman Guidance, Inc Anne Golden ’91
Executive Vice President
Minneapolis, MN
Periscope Sarah Beck ’17
Associate Strategist
Minneapolis, MN
Polka Dot Powerhouse Wendi Moline Giuliano ’93
Regional Support Manager
Riverside Writing Angela Sigl Janson ’07
Freelance Writer
Minneapolis, MN
Schuler Schoes Kristen Findley '94
Marketing Director
Maple Grove, MN

South Dakota  Department
of Tourism

Erin Wiese Weinzettel '11
Global Marketing & Brand Manager
Pierre, SD
Specialty Incentives Kaettie Wenger ’01
Promotional Consultant
Durango, CO
Sunburnt Studios Erin Beacom ’17
CEO
Arvada, CO
Sunburnt Studios LLC Olivia Stewart ’16
Director of Public Outreach
Denver, CO

Trellis LLC

Katie Neunsinger Walter ’00
Fractional CMO | Marketing Consultant
St. Paul, MN
True Bear TV Aly Chromy Hutcherson ’15
Director
London, United Kingdom


Accounting & Finance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
CliftonLarsonAllen Sue Klick Cron '85
Director of Recruitment
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen Mackenzie Ludowese Rooney '08
Senior Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Edward Jones Investments Christine Berg '89
Financial Advisor
Arlington Heights, IL
Goff Investment Group Janel Halverson Goff '91
Managing Director Wealth Management
Edina, MN
Henry+Horne, LLP Jenifer Swann Louwagie '12
Audit Manager
Tempe, AZ
Julie Kolbow Accounting Julie Ajax Kolbow '91
Bookkeeper/Small Business Accountant
Chanhassen, MN
Ledge Wealth Management, Inc. Gina Koshiol Bartell '95
Partner
Sartell, MN
RSM US LLP Alexa Bollig Lambert '14
Project Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Trust Point Inc Jennifer Elston Brondell '99
Regional Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN


Business & Business Development

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Apex Systems Emma Fering '16
Recruiter
Edina, MN
AminoAcids Megan Malz '12
Quality Assurance Director
St. Paul, MN
AT&T Sarah Lange '15
Sr. Specialist -
Technical Development Program
St. Cloud, MN
BumpBenies Samantha Noble Decker ’10
Co-Founder
Excelsior, MN
Cargill Mary Cavanagh '83
Talent Management Consultant
Hopkins, MN
C.H. Robinson Maria Larson '12
Program Manager
Eden Prairie, MN
Colman Group LLC Becky Kornovich Papp '92
Founder
Phoenix, AZ
Dan Welle's GM & Chrysler Chrissy Welle Hokanson '02
Vice President/Controller
Sauk Centre, MN
DePuy Synthes

Maria Wallace '21
Sales Consultant

St. Paul, MN
Esler Companies |
Renewal by Anderson

Danielle Vanderhyde Lambert '15
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Denver, CO
Filsan Talent Partners

Hudda Ibrahim '13
CEO

St. Cloud, MN
Granite Equity Partners Angie Krtnick Complin '04
Talent Director
St. Cloud, MN
High Road Heating &
Cooling
Robin Bennett Johnson '88
Owner 
Rockford, MN
Innovative & Waste Recycling Carissa Pfarr Burns '14
General Manager 
New Prague, MN
Marsh & McLennan Agency PK Kriha ’91
SVP, Employee Benefits 
Minneapolis, MN
Nanny

Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Self Employed

Minnesota
Nonprofit Data Geeks Jennifer Maza Otremba ’02
Founder & Lead Salesforce
Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Northland Kart Kountry
& Northland Cabin Care
Julie Spoden Degen ’93
Owner
Brainerd, MN
SALO, LLC London Stelten ’17
Compass Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Starkey Hearing Technologies Kathleen Hoeg ’13
Market Access Analyst
Eden Prairie, MN
SPC Commerce Katelyn Plutt '11
Associate Business Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
Zimmerman Plumbing, Inc. Sarah Nachreiner Johnson '99
Owner
Portage, WI



Coaching & Consulting

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
AZT Enneagram and Consulting

Adia Zeman Theis '12
Owner and Facilitator

Cold Spring, MN
BeMoved | Speaker Coaching Sally Koering Zimney '99
Founder & Speaker Coach
St. Paul, MN
Calibrate Jenny Schwope '11
Senior Executive Search Associate
Charleston, VA
Centered Living, LLC Lisa Lippert Roesner '87
Certified Professional Coach,
Certified Spiritual Coach
Lakeville, MN
Connected Caregiving  Samantha Noble Decker ’10
Maternity Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
Mary Olk & Associates Mary Olk ’82
Chief Coaching Officer
Minnetonka, MN
Wild Roots Coaching Kristin Sweetman '08
Life & Mindset Coach
Minneapolis, MN


Direct Sales

Amare Global Rachel Baraibar Sande '94
Wellness Partner
MN
Cabi Mallory Lundeen Swierk '08
Independent Cabi Stylist
Plymouth, MN
J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN
LuLaRoe Teri Durbin Teri Weller Durbin '86
Fashion Retailer
St. Cloud, MN
Independent Associate
with Isagenix International
Kristi Brever Etzell '88
Executive
Kent, WA
Mary Kay Jennifer Sainsbury '03
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Mary Kay Julia Schmidt '79
Independent Beauty Consultant
Coon Rapids, MN
Mary Kay Penny Commerford '85
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Modere-Live Clean
with Kraig and Doreen
Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Social Marketer
St. Paul, MN
Neora Diane Kruczek Foss '02
Brand Partner
FL
Norwex Sarah Pokorny Johnson '09
Sales Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Rodan+Fields Valerie Smith Olson '03
Business Owner/
Consulting and Business Development
Remote/Virtual
Rodan+Fields Jessie Rasmusson Bruns '06
Executive Consultant
St. Joseph, MN
Rodan+Fields Katie Towne Winkelman '03
RFX Lexus Acheiver
Foley, MN
SeneGence International  Katie Kaproth Dufault '01
Independent Distributor
St. Paul, MN
Stella and Dot Doreen Thelen Runquist '90
Ambassador
MN
Zyia Active Laura Stork Beirne '02
Executive 
St. Joseph, MN


Education

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Brainerd Public Schools Katrina Bigalk Atkinson '19
Teacher
Brainerd, MN
CharterSource Beth Lenhardt Finch '85
Founder
Afton, MN
Consultant for Dayna Collette Dick Krueger '77
Consultant
Silver Springs, MD
ESL Educator Elizabeth Lytle Isaac '83
ESL Educator
Greater Boston, MA
Ginosko Kids Educational Centre Virginia Cunningham '92
Director
Nassau, Bahamas
C.H. Robinson Maria Larson '12
Program Manager
Eden Prairie, MN
Kennedy College Consulting Stephanie Palubicki Kennedy '78
Educational Consultant
Downers Grove, IL
Sadlier Nancy Stoner Alliegro '82
Director of Marketing
Minneapolis, MN
Skyhawks & SuperTots Sports Tori Lee Makela '95
Franchise Owner
Denver, CO
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Linda Dietman Arnold '75
Director of Religious Education
Sartell, MN
Tending Windmills Kristin Sawyer Lyman '00
Barton Tutor/Educator/Community
Builder
Sartell, MN
University of California, Berkeley Britta Kolb-Coughlin '09
Stewardship Communications Manager
Berkeley, CA


Event Management/Planning

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
HelmsBriscoe Abby Hahn Hoffman '06
Manager, Global Accounts
Minneapolis, MN 
University of Wisconsin -
Madison Recreational
Sports
Karen Lux '07
Assistant Director of Scheduling 
and Special Events
Madison, WI


Health & Wellness

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
AdZENtures Yoga Lindsey Conroy '09 Austin, TX
Aetna Erin Connelly Wagner '11
Onsite Health Coach Dietitian
Plymouth, MN
Allen & Holm Family and
Cosmetic Dentistry
Nancy Holm Callas '84
Nancy H. Holm, DDS
Burnsville, MN
Balanced Roots Retreats

Katherine Krois Quade ’10
Founder & Creative Visionary

Golden Valley, MN
Bee Well Massage &
Bee the Voice
Molly Dose '99
Owner & Massage Therapist/
Mental Health Speaker
Shakopee, MN
Benedictine Living Community Debby Beumer Bradley '86
Chaplain/Foundation
Red Wing, MN
Children's Hospital
Colorado
Anna Pohlad '15
IT Project Manager
Denver, CO
Core Healers Inc Elizabeth Knapp '86
Owner
Excelsior, MN
Desirée Brazelton,
Homeopath and Conscious
Parenting Champion
Desiree Palmen Brazelton '99
Homeopath
Minneapolis, MN
Empowering All Wellness Amanda Kelly '03
Wellness Advisor
Minneapolis, MN
Gerhardson Chiropractic Lacie Schroden Gerhardson '00
Owner
St. Cloud, MN
Healing Meadows
Animal Chiropractic
Jessica Agnew Hoeppner
Donaldson '10

Doctor of Chiropractic,
Certified in Veterinary Spinal
Manipulative Therapy
Metro Minnesota
Jessie Biser Yoga Jessie Biser '14
Yoga Teacher
Online
Living Well With {K} Kristin Erickson Kraemer '03
Owner-Certified Holistic Health Coach
Green Isle, MN
Medtronic Shannon Bassett '13
Clinical Specialist, CRHF
San Francisco, CA
Metro MN Community
Oncology Research
Consortium
, Nursing Association
Michele Matusovic Lacy '87
Administrative Director
St. Louis Park, MN
Minnesota Brain Injury
Alliance & Minnesota
Stroke Association
Susan McGuigan '81
Development Coordinator
Roseville, MN
Missy D Training Missy Durand Dietrich '02
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Nancy H. Holm, D.D.S PA Nancy Holm '88
Dentist - owner
Burnsville, MN
Optum Marina Maric '07
Marketing and Communication Lead
Eden Prairie, MN
Personal Trainer/Coach Missy Durand Dietrich '02 Minneapolis, MN
Premier, Inc. Elise Guimont-Blackburn '08
Region Director, Customer Success
Charlotte, NC
Prime Therapeutics Denise Chambers Lecher '05
Director of Public Relations
Eagan, MN
Starking Hearing Technologies Alexandra Hammerstrom Commers '16
Product Marketing Associate
Skybox Missy Durand Dietrich '02
Personal Trainer/Coach
UnitedHealth Group

Marina Maric '07
Marketing Manager Optum
Tech Data Solutions

Eden Prairie, MN

Hospitality/Restaurant

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Canteen One Megan Russell ’18
Client Services Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Lucky Guys Distillery Erin Lisle '90
Manager
Hudson, WI
Roaming Buffalo BBQ Rachael Lundby Webb '04
Owner
Denver, CO
Compass Group USA Megan Russell '18
National Account Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN


Insurance

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Allianz Life Lisa Weathers '13
Distribution Marketing Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Barbara Ellis & Co LLC Barbara Wilm Ellis '64
Owner Mgr
Denver, CO
Holmes Murphy & Associates Annie Dittberner Bushey '17
Client Executive
Minneapolis, MN
North Shore Title Celine Bernard Campbell '84
Executive Closer
Duluth, MN
Northway Insurance of Park Rapids Andria Primus Nordick '03
Owner/Agent
Park Rapids, MN
Truck Writers Mackenzie Sullivan Thompson '15
VP Operations
Blaine, MN


Legal

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Allina Health System Amie Stanley Penny Sayler '93
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Best & Flanagan LLP Ashleigh Leitch '09
Employment Lawyer
Minneapolis, MN
Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath Sarah Swenson Kilibarda '97
Counsel
Minneapolis, MN
Fox Rothschild LLP

Kathryn Hauff Dehn ’12
Attorney

Minneapolis, MN
Heart Law, LLC Angela Heart '90
Attorney
Woodbury, MN
Henson & Efron, P.A.
Allison Plunkett '12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Jeffrey P. Scott and Associates  Charissa Perzel Hall '12
Estate Planning Attorney
St. Paul, MN
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. Jennifer Rexroat Lavin '94
Principal Attorney,
Divorce and Family Law
Chicago, IL
Metzger & Nyberg, LLC Sonja Nyberg '04
Family Law, Wills & Trusts,
Criminal Defense
Minneapolis, MN


Management

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Be The Match

Emily Heying '17
Donor Contact Representative

Minneapolis, MN
C.H. Robinson Michelle Melsen '08
UX Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Executive Growth Advisors

Mimi Palen-Clare '78
President

Eagan, MN
Precision Discovery Lisa Locher Wahlers '11
Director, Sales Operations
Chicago, IL


Manufacturing

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
3M Andrea Carrow Morsching '09
Business Development Manager
Bangkok, Thailand
3M Megan Barrett Vathing '11
Marketing Communications
Content Specialist 
St. Paul, MN
General Mills Elizabeth Sturlaugson Kohlhof '08
Sr e-Commerce Manager /
Amazon National Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
HanesBrands Inc Raeleen Rasmussen Fandrich '08
Category Manager
Minneapolis, MN
SICK, Inc Lisa Fenske Shaw '13
Digital Marketing Manager
Bloomington, MN
Target Katrina Lusty Daly '22
Sr. Sourcing Manager
Minneapolis, MN


Nonprofit

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
A Breath of Hope Lung
Foundation
 
Molly Flaig '15
Event Manager
Wayzata, MN
Alzheimer's Association
Illinois Chapter
Mary DeMars ’08
Director,
Walk to End Alzheimer's, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Catholic Charities of
St. Paul & Minneapolis
Christa Troup '14
Managing Director
Minneapolis, MN
Diocese of Saint Cloud Jane Murray Marrin '64
Chancellor
St. Cloud, MN
Domestic Violence
Turning Points
Melissa Petrangelo Scaia '96 Grand Rapids, MN
Fundraising Institute
Australia
Katherine Raskob '85
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney, Australia
Heifer International Michelle Dusek Izaguirre '89
Vice President of Marketing and
Resource Development Operations
Little Rock, AR
Mounds Park Academy Ashley Brown Goetzke ’10
Assistant Director of Development
St. Paul, MN
National Multiple
Sclerosis Society
Katie Million '10
Senior Development Manager,
Emerging Events
Minneapolis, MN
Special Olympics Minnesota Sophia Korman Wocken '15
Program Administration Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN
Sustainable Growth
Coalition
Amy Fredregill '97
Managing Director
Minneapolis, MN
The Basilica of Saint Mary Susan McGuigan '81
Development Officer
Minneapolis, MN
Xperitas/Global Citizens
Network
Grace Janssen '12
Community Partnership
Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN
YWCA St. Paul Tammy Tesky Ausen '98
Major Gifts Officer
St. Paul, MN


Real Estate & Interior Design

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Alon Interiors

Nicole Smith '08
Kent German Kitchen Specialist

Larkfield, Kent
United Kingdom
Coldwell Banker Burnet Sarah Guimond McDermott '84
Real Estate Agent/Sales Associate
Minneapolis/
St. Paul, MN
Coldwell Banker Realty Kathleen Utley Smith ’06
Realtor
Englewood, CO
Coldwell Banker Realty Kate Lutz Nestingen '12
Realtor
St. Paul, MN
Cushman & Wakefield Barbara Weinzierl Sorensen '86
Senior Assistant Property Manager
Edina, MN
Molly McKinney Palettes Molly Lynch McKinney '91
Architectural Color Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Partners 4 Design Lisa Pope '83
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Richdale Apartments Laura Barry '19
Leasing Professional
Minnetonka, MN
Vivus Design Mary Koupal Schmelzer '89
Owner
Northfield, MN

Retail/Wholesale

Bennie Business

Bennie Name & Title

Location
Elite Repeat

Missy Bursey Auran '89
Owner

St. Paul, MN
Essential Bodywear -
The Bra Lady

Bonnie Duetsch Gransko '88
Owner

Chicago, IL
Hygge Wear

Rebecca Brown-Medvec '91
Owner

St. Cloud, MN
Jodi Mayers & Style Partners

Jodi Montgomery Mayers '98
Wardrobe Consultant •
Presenter/Speaker • Style Expert

Minneapolis, MN
Kane Aster Boutique

Cheryl Palm Hyk '99
Co-owner

Rogers/Lakeville, MN
Lifetouch | Shutterfly, Inc.

Molly Flaig '15
Manager, Sales Enablement & Marketing

Northfield, MN
Red Wing Shoe Company

Jaime Strein Lenczewski '09
Director, Global Retail Projects

Red Wing, MN
Target

Lindsay Hall '05
Sr. Communications Manager, Content Strategy

Minneapolis, MN
Target

Valerie Smith Olson '03
Sr. Manager Corporate Responsibility

Minneapolis, MN


Sports & Recreation

Bennie Business

Bennie Name & Title

Location
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Recreation & Wellbeing

Karen Lux ’07
Associate Director of Operations

Madison, WI


Travel & Tourism

Bennie Business Bennie Name & Title Location
Live Well Travel Amanda Kelly ’03
Travel Advisor & Agency Owner
Minneapolis, MN