In the Meadow

Meet Alex, Facilities Staff

July 20, 2022

Optimism is a gift, and Alex has it to share.He sees beauty in all of nature, including the animals, the birds – even the insects at Charlson Meadows. (That is optimism on display!)  Alex is the newest member of our team. We can thank Trevor for introducing him. They have been friends since fifth grade! His background experience is in construction, machining,…

Kim Boelter, Charlson Meadows Staff

May 21, 2022

Kim Boelter, Charlson Meadows Staff You may meet Kim in the kitchen, or near the Chalet where she greets guests for the Reflective Walks. Maybe you will meet her while she’s in the garden, or making the Nancy Nelson Lake House sparkle. She came on staff two years ago to prepare the Lake House for guests, and as a hard worker with…

Trevor Luedke, Facilities Staff

April 21, 2022

Trevor Luedke, Facilities Staff “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney Have you enjoyed the view or a fire at Council Point? You can thank Trevor. Starting in middle school, he spent summers removing buckthorn with a group of friends who affectionately became known as the…

Meet Jim Jordan, Facilities Staff

March 21, 2022

“Work with your brain, not your back.”                A quote from a wise neighbor farmer Jim Jordan has needed both his brain AND his back for his work at Charlson Meadows. He knows a lot about a lot of things, and that is exactly what Charlson Meadows needs. Jim has been an integral part of…

Meet Renee, Facilities Operations Manager

February 21, 2022

Meet Renee, our Facilities Operations ManagerRenee Levesque first arrived at Charlson Meadows as a guest. She was one of our favorite kinds of guests –  a social worker serving her community. With her endless energy and compassion, she cared for people in prisons, juveniles in the court system, and vulnerable adults for over 26 years.…

Meet Kurt, Facilities Manager

January 21, 2022

“If we can’t fix it, it ain’t broke“ – Quote found at the Tonka Toy Factory Meet Curt SandquistAs our Facilities Manager, Curt Sandquist is the keeper of the to-do list. When a property has eight buildings and 142 acres that list is never-ending. Curt leads the team that is the first to arrive to open our buildings, and keeps Charlson…

Meet Nicole, Program Director

October 11, 2021

As we continue our series of introductions, it is time to introduce myself, Nicole Rasmussen, Program Director. The Rasmussens are the first to say, “Hello.” – a Rasmussen family value Our family loves to meet new people and build longtime friendships. We have made conversations a priority in our family life. It has served us well as we…

Meet Holly, Executive Director

September 11, 2021

“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain Holly knew from an early age that she wanted to help people, but unlike her mom and her sister, the sight of blood makes her faint, so nursing was out of the…

Meet Barb, Board Member

August 11, 2021

Introducing Barb Hone, Board Member of Charlson Meadows It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein Barb Hone is a teacher at heart. She will always teach – it’s the subject matter that changes. Whether it’s writing, private piano lessons, or another creative endeavor, Barb…

Meet our Vice President

July 15, 2021

“When the winds in your life change, it is a sign to adjust your sails.”  -In memory of George Ward The Vice President of our Board, Mary Hershberger Thun, has adjusted her sails throughout her life including stops at the University of Minnesota in the Student Services and Financial Aid Departments, serving as Mayor of…