Board of Directors


Jamie Prettner, Interim Executive Director

We are thrilled to share that Jamie Prettner started as Lakes Center’s new Interim Executive Director on January 1, following Linda Madsen’s retirement.

Jamie was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Lakes Center and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She has 15 years of experience in the Accounting field, with 7 of those years being in leadership roles.

Jamie is excited to step into this new role and continue the important work that Lakes Center is doing for the community!

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Renee Wagner – Xcel Energy Retiree

  • Chair-Elect: Neil Bauer – Wyoming Public Safety Director, Police Chief

  • Immediate Past Chair:  Richard R. Peterson – Forest Lake Police Department, Chief of Police
  • Treasurer: Jim Gillach – Chisago Lakes Middle School, Associate Principal

  • Secretary: Keriann Hallberg – Community Member

Board of Directors

  • Brandon Thyen – Chisago County Sheriff

  • Katie Malchow – Chisago County Outreach and Initiative Coordinator
  • Kelly (Trudeau) Novak – Perspective Communications, Founder & President
  • Steve Massey, Ed.D. – Forest Lake Area Schools, Superintendent
  • Jennifer Richert – Lakes International Language Academy, Dean of Community
  • Gretchen Mattson – Forest Lake Area Schools, Principal
  • Erica Bjerketvedt – North Branch Area Public Schools, Director of Early Learning & Community Education
  • Joe Kryschyshen – Retired Washington County Probation Officer

  • Mike Aschenbrenner – Retired Chief of Police

  • Dan Starry – Washington County Sheriff
  • Kathy Lillis – Self Employed Realtor (LC4YF Gambling Specialist)
  • Jim Schoppenhorst – Retired Business Executive
  • LeeAnn Weigt – Olson’s Sewer Service and Olson’s Excavating Service, Vice President
  • Angelique Sloan – LC4YF Gambling Manager
  • Laurie Chelgren – Wyoming Elementary, Principal

Honorary Member

  • Fran Miron – Washington County Commissioner

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Directory/Extension #

102 - Christa Lachell
103 - Rebecca Bowers
104 - Carrie Niles
105 - Jessie Szmanda
106 - Jenny Birkholz          109 - Linda Madsen
110 - Sara Stromberg
112 - Linda Pasicznyk
114 - Jamie Prettner
116 - Emily Tatum


200 4th St SW
PO Box 970
Forest Lake, MN 55025


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