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 BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Capture Your PhotosHolly Breitenbach Corbid ’91
Owner/Photo Organizer
Stillwater, MN
Colleen Regina PhotographyColleen Kennedy Kanan ’14
Owner 
Pequot Lakes, MN

Dancin’ Off Broadway

Mariya Lawinger Kemper ’15
Owner & Creative Director

Alexandria, MN
Melinda WolffMelinda Knutzen Wolff
Artist 
St. Paul, MN
Nicole Pederson
Photography
Nicole Pederson ’17
Owner and Photographer
St. Paul, MN

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Chelsea Schwarzkorf 
Sammons ’18
Quad City Symphony Youth
Ensembles General Manager

Davenport, IA

Advertising, Communications & Marketing

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Allyn Linden Media |
Social Media Management
Angie MacDonald Marsh ’03
Owner and Strategist
St. Paul, MN
Bellmont PartnersJohanna Holub ’13
Account Supervisor
Edina, MN
Boston Scientific

Megan Barrett Vathing ’11
Principal Content Strategist

Minneapolis, MN
CW Marketing &
Communications
Carolyn Will ’86
Principal/Owner
St. Paul, MN
DAYTAAfton Windsperger-Dick ’16
Consultant
St. Cloud, MN
Electric PulpWendy Wuebben Johnson ’96
Senior Project Manager
Sioux Falls, SD
Equator DesignMegan Russell ’18
Creative Account Manager
Minneapolis, MN
ETM CreativeEmma Thomas-McGinnis ’98
Marketing Designer
Urbandale, IA
FleishmanHillardEmily Leuthner Frager ’96
SVP & Senior Partner,
General Manager Southern CA
Los Angeles, CA
Kate Tovsen MediaKate Westlund Tovsen’10
Owner/Producer/Writer
North Shore, MN
little pepper promotionsSandy Pfefferle Forster ’82
Owner
NE Minneapolis, MN
OptumMarina Maric ’07
Marketing and Communication
Lead
Eden Prairie, MN
Orman Guidance, IncAnne Golden ’91
Executive Vice President
Minneapolis, MN
PeriscopeSarah Beck ’17
Associate Strategist
Minneapolis, MN
Polka Dot PowerhouseWendi Moline Giuliano ’93
Regional Support Manager
 
Riverside WritingAngela Sigl Janson ’07
Freelance Writer
Minneapolis, MN

Travel South Dakota

Erin Wiese Weinzettel ’11
Global Marketing & Brand
Strategy Director
Pierre, SD
Specialty IncentivesKaettie Wenger ’01
Promotional Consultant
Durango, CO
Sunburnt StudiosErin Beacom ’17
CEO
Arvada, CO
Sunburnt Studios LLCOlivia Stewart ’16
Director of Public Outreach
Denver, CO

Trellis LLC

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

Accounting & Finance

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
CliftonLarsonAllenSue Klick Cron ’85
Director of Recruitment
Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllenMackenzie Ludowese
Rooney ’08

Senior Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Get Balanced Bookkeeping LLC

Danielle Purcell Lohbeck ’06
Owner

Edina, MN
Edward Jones InvestmentsChristine Berg ’89
Financial Advisor
Arlington Heights, IL
Goff Investment GroupJanel Halverson Goff ’91
Managing Director Wealth
Management
Edina, MN
Granite PartnersAngie Krtnick Complin ’04
Talent Director
St. Cloud, MN
Henry+Horne, LLPJenifer Swann Louwagie ’12
Audit Manager
Tempe, AZ
Julie Kolbow AccountingJulie Ajax Kolbow ’91
Bookkeeper/Small Business
Accountant
Chanhassen, MN
Ledge Wealth Management, Inc.Gina Koshiol Bartell ’95
Partner
Sartell, MN
Riverbridge PartnersSamantha Noble Decker ’10
Director of Alchemy
Minneapolis, MN
RSM US LLPAlexa Bollig Lambert ’14
Manager, IT Business Operations
Minneapolis, MN
Trust Point IncJennifer Elston Brondell ’99
Regional Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN

Business & Business Development

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Apex SystemsEmma Fering ’16
Recruiter
Edina, MN
AminoAcidsMegan Malz ’12
Quality Assurance Director
St. Paul, MN
AT&TSarah Lange Miller ’15
Senior Technology Program Manager
Chicago, IL
CargillMary Cavanagh ’83
Talent Management Consultant
Hopkins, MN
Colman Group LLCBecky 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
Filsan Talent Partners

Hudda Ibrahim ’13
CEO

St. Cloud, MN
High Road Heating &
Cooling
Robin Bennett Johnson ’88
Owner 
Long Lake, MN
Innovative & Waste RecyclingCarissa Pfarr Burns ’14
General Manager 
New Prague, MN
Nanny

Doreen Thelen Runquist ’90
Self Employed

Minnesota
Nonprofit Data GeeksJennifer Maza Otremba ’02
Founder & Lead Salesforce
Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Northland Kart Kountry
& Northland Cabin Care
Julie Spoden Degen ’93
Owner
Brainerd, MN
SALO, LLCLondon Stelten ’17
Compass Program Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Starkey Hearing TechnologiesKathleen Hoeg ’13
Market Access Analyst
Eden Prairie, MN
SPC CommerceKatelyn Plutt ’11
Associate Business Analyst
Minneapolis, MN
SPS CommerceMaria Larson ’12
Senior Sales Trainer
 
Team NeurodivergentMeghan Fitzgerald Bonde ’07
Founder and Neurodiversity Specialist
Westminster, CO
Turnberry SolutionsGrace Steinhagen ’22
Crew Product Management Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Zimmerman Plumbing,
Inc.
Sarah Nachreiner Johnson ’99
Owner
Portage, WI

Coaching & Consulting

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
After The Jersey Coaching

Kelsey Robinson Wiechman ’06
Founder and Certified Coach

Medina, MN (and virtual)
Agni Core Corporation

Nritya Sultana ’08
Co-Founder and Co-CEO

New York
ALIGN Strategy, LLC

Tara Tollefson Gronhovd ’99
Founder, CEO

St. Cloud, MN
AZT Enneagram and Consulting

Adia Zeman Theis ’12
Owner and Facilitator

Cold Spring, MN
BeMoved | Speaker CoachingSally Koering Zimney ’99
Founder & Speaker Coach
St. Paul, MN
Centered Living, LLCLisa Lippert Roesner ’87
Owner
Prior Lake, MN
Mary Olk & AssociatesMary Olk ’82
Chief Coaching Officer
Minnetonka, MN
Wild Roots CoachingKristin Sweetman ’08
Life & Mindset Coach
Minneapolis, MN

Direct Sales

Amare GlobalRachel Baraibar Sande ’94
Wellness Partner
MN
CabiMallory Lundeen Swierk ’08
Independent Cabi Stylist
Plymouth, MN
J.Hilburn Men’s ClothierJodi Montgomery Mayers ’98
Senior Partner
Minneapolis, MN
LuLaRoe Teri DurbinTeri Weller Durbin ’86
Fashion Retailer
St. Cloud, MN
Independent Associate
with Isagenix International
Kristi Brever Etzell ’88
Executive
Kent, WA
Mary KayJennifer Sainsbury ’03
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Mary KayJulia Schmidt Piper ’79
Independent Beauty Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
Mary KayPenny Commerford ’85
Independent Beauty Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Modere-Live Clean
with Kraig and Doreen
Doreen Thelen Runquist ’90
Social Marketer
St. Paul, MN
NeoraDiane Kruczek Foss ’02
Brand Partner
FL
NorwexSarah Pokorny Johnson ’09
Sales Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Rodan+FieldsValerie Smith Olson ’03
Business Owner/
Consulting and Business Development
Remote/Virtual
Rodan+FieldsJessie Rasmusson Bruns ’06
Executive Consultant
St. Joseph, MN
Rodan+FieldsKatie Towne Winkelman ’03
RFX Lexus Acheiver
Foley, MN
SeneGence International Katie Kaproth Dufault ’01
Independent Distributor
St. Paul, MN
Stella and DotDoreen Thelen Runquist ’90
Ambassador
MN
Zyia ActiveLaura Stork Beirne ’02
Executive 
St. Joseph, MN

Education

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Brainerd Public SchoolsKatrina Bigalk Atkinson ’19
Teacher
Brainerd, MN
CharterSourceBeth Lenhardt Finch ’85
Founder
Afton, MN
Consultant for DaynaCollette Dick Krueger ’77
Consultant
Silver Springs, MD
ESL EducatorElizabeth Lytle Isaac ’83
ESL Educator
Greater Boston, MA
Kennedy College ConsultingStephanie Palubicki Kennedy ’78
Educational Consultant
Downers Grove, IL
SadlierNancy 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 WindmillsKristin Sawyer Lyman ’00
Barton Tutor/Educator/Community
Builder
Sartell, MN
University of California,
Berkeley
Britta Kolb ’09
Associate Director, Chairs and
Professorships
Berkeley, CA
Visitation SchoolAnn Bachman Barter ’03
Director of Upper School
Mendota Heights, MN

Event Management/Planning

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Balanced Roots Retreats

Katherine Krois Quade ’10
Founder & Creative Visionary

Plymouth, MN
HelmsBriscoeAbby Hahn Hoffman ’06
Manager, Global Accounts
Minneapolis, MN 

Health & Wellness

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
AetnaErin 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
Alliance for Healing

Diane Gerdts Hovey ’81
President/Owner

White Bear Lake, MN
Bee Well Massage &
Bee the Voice
Molly Dose ’99
Owner & Massage Therapist/
Mental Health Speaker
Shakopee, MN
Benedictine Living CommunityDebby Beumer Bradley ’86
Chaplain/Foundation
Red Wing, MN
Children’s Hospital
Colorado
Anna Pohlad ’15
IT Project Manager
Denver, CO
Core Healers IncElizabeth Knapp ’86
Owner
Excelsior, MN
Desirée Brazelton,
Homeopath and Conscious
Parenting Champion
Desiree Palmen Brazelton ’99
Homeopath
Minneapolis, MN
Empowering All WellnessAmanda Kelly ’03
Wellness Advisor
Minneapolis, MN
Face Foundrie

Genevieve (Genna) Schneeweis
Bohlman ‘o4

Apple Valley, Blaine,
& Wayzata, MN
Gerhardson ChiropracticLacie 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 YogaJessie Biser ’14
Yoga Teacher
Online
Living Well With {K}Kristin Erickson Kraemer ’03
Owner-Certified Holistic Health
Coach
Green Isle, MN
MedtronicShannon Bassett ’13
Sales Representative, Deep Brain
Stimulation
Denver, CO

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 TrainingMissy Durand Dietrich ’02
Owner
Minneapolis, MN
Nancy H. Holm, D.D.S PANancy Holm ’88
Dentist – owner
Burnsville, MN
Okaloosa Animal ClinicElizabeth Conrad ’92
DVM/Owner
Crestview, FL
Personal Trainer/CoachMissy Durand Dietrich ’02Minneapolis, MN
Premier, Inc. Elise Guimont-Blackburn ’08
Principal/VP, Performance
Services Enterprise Solutions
Charlotte, NC
Prime TherapeuticsDenise Chambers Lecher ’05
Director of Public Relations
Eagan, MN
Professional Case
Management

Danielle Vanderhyde Lambert ’15
Director, Talent Acquisition

Denver, CO
Springwood TherapyMaureen Laschen ’10Edina, MN
Starking Hearing
Technologies
Alexandra Hammerstrom
Commers ’16

Product Marketing Associate
 
SkyboxMissy Durand Dietrich ’02
Personal Trainer/Coach
 

Hospitality/Restaurant

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Canteen OneMegan Russell ’18
Client Services Manager
Minneapolis, MN
Lucky Guys DistilleryErin Lisle ’90
Manager
Hudson, WI
Roaming Buffalo BBQRachael Lundby Webb ’04
Owner
Denver, CO

Insurance

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Allianz LifeLisa Weathers ’13
Distribution Marketing Associate
Minneapolis, MN
Barbara Ellis & Co LLCBarbara Wilm Ellis ’64
Owner Mgr
Denver, CO
Harkwell Prosser Inc

Madeline Cocca Bauer ’14
LSP

New Hope, MN
Harkwell Prosser Inc

Mary Harkwell Prosser ’84
Agency Owner

Minnetonka, MN
Holmes Murphy & AssociatesAnnie Dittberner Bushey ’17
Employee Benefits Consultant
Minneapolis, MN
 PK Kriha ’91
SVP, Employee Health and Benefits
Minneapolis, MN
North Shore TitleCeline Bernard Campbell ’84
Executive Closer
Duluth, MN
Northway Insurance of
Park Rapids
Andria Primus Nordick ’03
Owner/Agent
Park Rapids, MN
Truck WritersMackenzie Sullivan Thompson ’15
VP Operations
Blaine, MN

Legal

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Allina Health SystemAmie Stanley Penny Sayler ’93
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
CalibrateJenny Schwope ’11
Senior Executive Search Associate
Lansing, KS

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry
& Haugh, PLLP

Sonja Nyberg ’04
Attorney
St. Paul, MN

Faegre Drinker Biddle
Reath

Sarah Swenson Kilibarda ’97
Counsel
Minneapolis, MN
Fox Rothschild LLP

Kathryn Hauff Dehn ’12
Attorney

Minneapolis, MN
Heart Law, LLCAngela Heart ’90
Attorney
Woodbury, MN
Henson & Efron, P.A.
Allison Plunkett ’12
Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Independent Freelance Court
Reporter
S. Ryan Ziegler ’05Inver Grove Heights,
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

Management

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Be The Match

Emily Heying ’17
Donor Contact Representative

Minneapolis, MN
C.H. RobinsonMichelle Melsen ’08
UX Designer
Minneapolis, MN
Executive Growth
Advisors

Mimi Palen-Clare ’78
President

Eagan, MN
Precision DiscoveryLisa Locher Wahlers ’11
Director, Sales Operations
Chicago, IL

Manufacturing

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
Boston ScientificLisa Fenske Shaw ’13
Digital Marketing Manager
Maple Grove, MN
General MillsElizabeth Sturlaugson Kohlhof ’08
Sr National Account Executive
Minneapolis, MN
HanesBrands IncRaeleen Rasmussen Fandrich ’08
Category Manager
Minneapolis, MN
MichelinAndrea Carrow Morsching ’09
Marketing Brand Director
Greenville, SC
TargetKatrina Lusty Daly ’22
Sr. Sourcing Manager
Minneapolis, MN

Nonprofit

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
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
Bridge to BooksNickie Johnson Ferguson ’12
Director of Marketing
Stillwater, MN
Catholic Charities
of St. Paul &
Minneapolis
Christa Troup ’14
Managing Director
Minneapolis, MN
Diocese of Saint CloudJane Murray Marrin ’64
Chancellor
St. Cloud, MN
Domestic Violence
Turning Points
Melissa Petrangelo Scaia ’96Grand 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 AcademyAshley Brown Goetzke ’10
Assistant Director of
Development
St. Paul, 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
Whole Woman’s Health AllianceTammy Tesky Ausen ’98
Development Director
Charlottesville, VA

Real Estate & Interior Design

Bennie BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
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
Cushman & WakefieldBarbara Weinzierl
Sorensen ’86

Senior Assistant Property
Manager
Edina, MN
J&RS

Bridget Erickson ’19
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Duluth, MN
Molly McKinney PalettesMolly Lynch McKinney ’91
Architectural Color Consultant
St. Paul, MN
Partners 4 DesignLisa Pope ’83
Lead Designer
Minnesota
Richdale ApartmentsLaura Barry ’19
Leasing Professional
Minnetonka, MN
Vivus DesignMary Koupal Schmelzer ’89
Owner
Northfield, MN
West+Main HomesKate Lutz Nestingen ’12
Realtor
St. Paul, MN

 

Retail/Wholesale

Bennie Business

Bennie Name & Title

Location
Essential Bodywear –
The Bra Lady

Bonnie Duetsch Granskog ’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
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
Schuler ShoesKristen Findley ’94
Director of Marketing
Maple Grove, MN
Target

Lindsay Hall ’05
Senior Content Manager, Enterprise
Communications

Minneapolis, MN
Target

Valerie Smith Olson ’03
Sr. Manager Strategy & Planning – 
Corporate Responsibility
& Sustainability

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 BusinessBennie Name & TitleLocation
AdZenturesLindsey Conroy
Owner/CEO
Austin, TX
Live Well TravelAmanda Kelly ’03
Travel Agency Owner
Minneapolis, MN