Board of Directors

Kirsten Stone - Chair
Director, Chief Patent Counsel &
    Intellectual Property
H.B. Fuller Company                                               
Sara Vandeventer - Vice Chair
Human Resources Sr. Manager
Best Buy
Mike Saarela - Treasurer
CPA and Senior Manager
Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen, Russ P.A.    
Kevin Hansen - Secretary
Vice President, Data Center Strategy
Thomson Reuters



Dan Carlson
Senior Engineering Systems Specialist
Camille Chang Gilmore
Vice President, Human Resources
Boston Scientific

Steve Crouch, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

Jacob Hanson
Managing Partner
PR with Panache

Paul Keeney
Technology Educator/LEGO Certified Trainer
Oak View Middle School
Norton Lam
Mobile Architect and Evangelist

Jack Riedel
Product Integration Leader - Research & Technology
Cummins Power Generation

John Samuelson
Senior Director

Mark Schleusner
Architect and Developer, Enterprise Imaging Systems
Mayo Clinic

Steve Vrchota
RRC Companies

Brian Wallenfelt
Attorney - Patent, Copyright & Trademark Law
Merchant & Gould



 Statements of Support

"In this risky economic environment, we can confidently invest in our children’s education and know that it will pay dividends to them and to society. High Tech Kids directs students’ learning in areas our world needs – science, technology, engineering and math. Knowledge in these disciplines will create opportunities for our kids and will benefit our broader community."

-Sara Garner, Best Buy Company 


"These young people are the future of our country and I want to help guide as many of them as possible into careers in science and engineering."

-Steve Crouch, Ph.D., University of Minnesota