Our Leaders

Leadership Team


Wesley Escondo, CEO

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Ashley Palmer, Program Director

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Teri-Gene Conlin, Associate Director of Fund Development

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Heidi Herron, Regional Director of Community Development (ST. Croix Valley Region)

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Cherity Germain, Office Manager

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Drew Kaiser, Marketing Manager

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Board of Directors


Paul Rudersdorf

Security Financial Bank


1st Vice President

Grant Beardsley

2nd Vice President, Legal Counsel,
Weld Riley S.C.

Tim Olson

Past President
Royal Construction

Mark Miller

Complete Insurance Services

Dawn Yarrington

Clifton Larson Allen, LLP

Clint Markin

Chippewa Valley Regional Board Chair,
Markin Financial Group

Carole Mottaz

St. Croix Valley Regional Board Chair,
Capella University (Retired)

Rick Curtis

At Large,

Dianna Fiergola

At Large,
Mainstream Boutique

Tom E. Monson

At Large,
Cody Limousine

Bob McCoy

At Large,
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce (Retired)

ShellY Pryse

At Large,
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire

Anna Sizer

At Large,
Mayo Clinic Health System


Chippewa Valley Regional Board


Clint Markin

Chippewa Valley Regional Board Chair
Markin Financial Group

Patty Brown

Red Cedar Team - Thrivent Financial

Linda Bucher

The Premier Group of the Chippewa Valley, LLC at Coldwell Banker Brenzier Realtors

Kingsley Gobourne

Old National Bank

Theresa O'Neel

Associated Bank

Danielle Pilkin

Danielle Pilkin Promotions

Randy Richter

Meadowview Elementary

Kim Sorenson

Mason Companies

Hannah Walsh

Blue Sky Financial Associates - Thrivent Finanical

Kelly Wojtalewicz

Mayo Clinic Health Systems


St. Croix Valley Regional Board

Carole Mottaz

St. Croix Valley Regional Board Chair 
Capella University (Retired)

Russ Blasius

WESTconsin Credit Union

Kellie Burrows

American Cancer Society

Cedric Ellingson 

SSP America

Matt Hall

Royal Credit Union

Dennis Krueziger

River Falls Police Department (Retired)

Michael Laatsch

Exeter Wealth

Kaydi Sobottka

First National Bank of River Falls


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