“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Cookie Cart is a nurturing community of support for young people to thrive, blossom and become the best they can. To accomplish this we rely on a very important, and not so small, group of committed people and organizations who are changing our world. We thank them for that.

Staff

Tony Aschoff

Tony Aschoff

Delivery Services

Chris Bleichner

Chris Bleichner

Lead Production Manager
612.843.1941
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Anna Bregier

Anna Bregier

Director of Development & Marketing
612.843.1940
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Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

Production Manager
612.843.1941
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Shandella Darring

Shandella Darring

Senior Operations Manager
612.843.1948
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Sara Ernst

Sara Ernst

Associate Director
612.843.1942
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Matt Halley

Matt Halley

Executive Director
612.843.1946
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Rosie Henderson

Rosie Henderson

Office Manager
612.843.1943
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Shani Henry

Shani Henry

Production Manager
612.843.1941
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Keondre Jordan

Keondre Jordan

Bakery Assistant

Alex Kotlarek

Alex Kotlarek

Sales and Community Outreach Manager
612.843.1947
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Beth Leasman

Beth Leasman

Program Manager

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Taylor Lubich

Taylor Lubich

Communications Manager
612.843.1949
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Marit Mechels

Marit Mechels

Development Manager
612.843.1945
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Dan Olthoff

Dan Olthoff

Director of Finance and Administration

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Stacy Schleeter

Stacy Schleeter

Programs Senior Manager
612.843.1944
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Board of Directors

James Altman

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Xcel Energy

Pam Arnason

Director, Field Sales
General Mills

Nathan Austin

Vice President of Business Development

MYTECH Partners


Dr. William Barrier

Executive Vice President
American Dairy Queen Corp.

Charles Broadnax

Senior Vice President and Division Manager
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Patrick Davis

Senior Project Manager
Target

Tim Engeldinger, Board Chair

Audit - Managing Director
Grant Thornton

Becky Mallory Finnigan

Principal
Intrepid Real Estate Advisors LLC

Beth Fritcher

Global Marketing Manager; Infection Prevention Division
3M

Christie Grandbois, CFP®, Treasurer

Sr. Manager, Sales Support
RBC Wealth Management

Mary Kloehn

Managing Partner
Navigate Forward

Susan Kujava

B2B Marketing and Business Consultant
Kujava Consulting

Meg Gehlen Nodzon

Senior Program Officer, Education
GHR Foundation

Patrick O'Neill

Attorney
Larson King LLC

Allison Rojas

Nonprofit Management Consultant

Bill Sarvela, Secretary

Community Reinvestment Officer
TCF National Bank

Lica Tomizuka Sanborn

Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Toiné Warren

Strategic Planning Consultant
Medtronic

Jennifer Willner

Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs - Healthcare
Ecolab, Inc.

Riff Yeager

Partner
ERM

Partners

We are proud to have so many outstanding community partners. Cookie Cart can only accomplish its mission with support of dedicated corporations, churches and community groups like these. Thank you for hosting career days, volunteering in the bakery alongside teen employees, conducting mock interviews, buying cookies and donating money and materials. For a full list of our partners and in-kind donors, please see our 2016 Annual Report.

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Wells Fargo
  • General Mills
  • Mytech Partners
  • Bremer Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • RBC Foundation
  • Land O' Lakes
  • American Dairy Queen
  • Caribou Coffee
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • TCF Bank
  • Luther Auto
  • Cargill
  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Visit Saint Paul
  • US Foods
  • Xcel Energy