Your Future is Our Business.

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.

July 1, 2016

Private Sector

Name Position and Organization
Terry Blake* Owner, Felton-Ada Country Store, Felton, MN
Michelle Colvert Employment Representative, Creative Care for Reaching Independence, Moorhead, MN
Eloise Graves-Jallen Controller, Red Lake Builders, Red Lake, MN
Steve Lackner Human Resources Manager, Avantech, Brainerd, MN
Kathleen Guess Owner, Guess Enterprises, Bemidji, MN
Don Martodam Owner, Martodam Holdings, Hawley, MN
Jerry Arneson Ag/Business Banker, Bell State Bank & Trust, Moorhead, MN
Ed Bolas Chief Financial Officer, DyCast Specialties, Starbuck, MN
John Tormanen Director of Mission & Human Resources, CHI St. Joseph’s Area Health Svcs, Park Rapids, MN
Twyla Flaws Personnel Manager, Clow Stamping Co., Merrifield, MN
Carol Anderson*** Owner/Operator, Anderson Farm, Little Falls, MN


Community-Based Organizations

Name Position and Organization
Sandy King Vice President Philanthropy & Programs, West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, MN


Economic Development

Name Position and Organization
Sandy Voigt Regional Business Specialist, Region Five Development Commission, Staples, MN



Name Position and Organization
Sue Boehland** Program Director, Perkins Consultant, Hewitt, MN
Stephanie Drange Adult Basic Education, MSCTC - Wadena Campus, Wadena, MN


Higher Education

Name Position and Organization
Rebekah Kent Interim Dean of Career & Technical Programs, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN


Job Service

Name Position and Organization
Julie Sachs Field Operations Area Manager, Job Service, Detroit Lakes, MN



Name Position and Organization
Darrell Lende Business Agent, Cement Masons, Plasterers & Shophands Local 633, Bejou, MN
Durant C. Thoen, Sr Business Agent, Plumbers & Pipefitters, UA Local 11, Zone 2, Detroit Lakes, MN



Name Position and Organization
Eric Wittbrodt  Area Supervisor, Rehabilitation Svcs, Dept. of Employment & Economic Dev., Fergus Falls, MN

*** Chair


** Vice Chair

I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

Re-Employment presented many unforeseen challenges for me.  Rural Minnesota CEP provided much needed, and greatly appreciated support.  Thank You. ~ MM

I love my RN job & couldn't have gotten here without the help of CEP!  Thank You! ~ CR

Thank you!  Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK

This program was awesome and helped me get started in my nursing career, when I was unable to afford it.  Thank you so much! ~ SH

I know if it wasn't for Rural Mn CEP I would not be in the positive situation that they helped me get to in my life.  I  am so grateful!  Thank you Rural Mn CEP! ~ TC