Your Future is Our Business.

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.


Private Sector

Name Position and Organization
Terry Blake* Owner, Felton-Ada Country Store, Felton, MN
Carole Anderson*** Owner/Operator Anderson Farm, Little Falls, MN
Eloise Graves-Jallen Controller, Red Lake Builders, Red Lake, MN
Amanda Hanson Human Resources Manager, MMCDC, Detroit Lakes, 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


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 Women's Business Alliance Entrepreneur Fund, Little Falls, MN



Name Position and Organization
Sue Boehland** Program Director, Perkins Consultant, Hewitt, MN
Tammy Schatz Adult Basic Education,  Moorhead, 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

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

I love my RN job

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

This program was awesome

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

financially independent

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

If it wasn't for RMCEP

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


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