Our Team

Lynne Pederson

Director

I like to laugh every day, and eat at least one piece of chocolate. I look forward to coming to work every day to be a part of the momentum, energy, and fun. Come see me if you have general questions about FiftyNorth – why things are the way they are, new ideas, policies, etc. I look forward to meeting you!

Email: lynne.pederson@fiftynorth.org

Craig Swenson

Assistant Director

Craig Swenson, Assistant Director, Fitness Coordinator, Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. I oversee all of the fitness aspects of the center and programming at FiftyNorth. If you have questions regarding fitness classes, the pool, the gym, trainers etc... You can come to me anytime and I work with you to find the answers. When I am not working I like to spend time with my wife and fur-baby which is a 65 lbs Golden Doodle that has her dad wrapped around her big paws. I enjoy staying active as much as possible for example adaptive alpine skiing, adaptive water skiing, weightlifting and going for walks I enjoy dabbing into the arts such as woodcarving, painting, and drawing. I will be the one with the superhero shirts walking around the center as Superheroes are a part of my life and I see everyone as their own superhero.

Email: craig.swenson@fiftynorth.org

Elaine Meyers

Administration Manager

I like to stay busy at work and learn something new every day; my desk is usually full of papers, but I always have room for chocolates. If you want to register for a class or talk, want information on renting space from FiftyNorth, or have general questions, stop and see me.

Email: elaine.meyers@fiftynorth.org

Katie Felland

Arts, Volunteer & Dining Site Coordinator

I LOVE Northfield. And love music, knitting, skiing, time at the lake, walks in the arb, good coffee, and craft beer (and cheese - I'm from Wisconsin!) My greatest joy is my 3 children who are growing up to be amazing people and who challenge me to be my best self. I'm a yogi and yoga instructor at HeartWork Studio and at FiftyNorth, the Arts and Volunteer Coordinator. Come see me if you want to create, teach, exhibit or perform in the arts or volunteer your time and talents!

Email: katie.felland@fiftynorth.org

Patty Ciernia

Community Outreach Coordinator


Email: patty.ciernia@fiftynorth.org

Chris Ellison

Program Coordinator

I have failed retirement twice! I like to learn new things and be around vibrant, interesting people. That is what makes my job perfect. If you have any ideas for programs you'd like us to have here at FiftyNorth, stop by my office or send me an email.

Email: chris.ellison@fiftynorth.org

Dolores Kornkeven

Used a Bit Shoppe

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions regarding the Used a Bit Shoppe.

507-645-1399

Jackie Johnson

Membership Coordinator

Been working with seniors for so long I now am one. Started in the late 1970’s. Wow!!
Seen many changes and still getting used to some of them. Now I have to get used to a new car as the axel rusted and fell out of my van yesterday!! Do you believe it?? Thank goodness I was just making a turn in town. No wonder my picture looks so worried!!

Email: jackie.johnson@fiftynorth.org

Staff Members
8
Board Members
19
Trainers
5
Interns
1

Senior Board

President: Rita Olson
Vice President: Pat Jorstad
Secretary: Beth Endert
Treasurer: Lee Runzheimer

Directors

Mary Auge
Shelley Holden
Richard Jackson
Gordon Kelley
Ken Lee
CC Linstroth
Elizabeth Olson
Laura Olson
Jane Persons
Yoshika Soltis
Bob Tabery