Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Kirsten Stone - Chair
Director, Chief Patent Counsel &
    Intellectual Property
H.B. Fuller Company                                               
Sara Garner - 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


 MEMBERS

Nancy Berry
Associate Counsel
HealthPartners
Dan Carlson
Senior Engineering Systems Specialist
3M

Camille Chang Gilmore
Vice President, Human Resources
Boston Scientific

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

Paul Keeney
Technology Educator/LEGO Certified Trainer
Oak View Middle School

John Samuelson
Senior Director
Medtronic

Mark Schleusner
Architect and Developer, Enterprise Imaging Systems
Mayo Clinic

Steve Vrchota
Engineer
Great River Energy

 

 

 


 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

 

“High Tech Kids is an important nonprofit for Minnesota because it allows young people to showcase their skills and talents through the First Lego League and Renewal Energy Challenge events that are organized and conducted by HTK each year.”

-Nancy Berry, Allina Health System