The Sharing Tree   

Providing school supplies to Hudson and Somerset students in need.

Board of Directors

Officers

President: Ken Corbett

Vice President: Bryan Corbett

Secretary: Jennifer Anttila

Treasurer: Mark Stephan

Ken Corbett: 1983 B.A. Quantatative Methods/Computer Science, College of St. Thomas, 1993 J.D. William Mitchell College of Law. Corporate attorney currently practicing at Thomson Reuters, with prior stints at Target Corporation, Imation Corp, Northland Insurance and Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly. Coached high school and club swimming in Hudson for 11 years, and coached youth baseball for over 15 years. Assisted with the formation and launch of The Sharing Tree, and joined the Board in 2017.


Bryan Corbett: 2007 B.A., Viterbo College, La Crosse, WI. Since 2010 the sales and office manager at Valley Services, Heating, and Air Conditioning. Volunteer The Sharing Tree, 2002-present.


Jennifer L. Anttila: 1998 AAS, St. Paul College, American Sign Language and Transliteration. Self employed Freelance American Sign Language Interpreter 2007-present. Held various educational and religious volunteer positions 1993-present. Volunteer The Sharing Tree-2002-present.

Mark Stephan: B.S. in Business Administration, University of Minnesota. Worked in manufacturing engineering positions for a number of companies. Most recently worked for the H. B. Fuller Company Powder Coatings Division for 10 years before retiring in 2005. From 2005-2010 substitute taught both mainstream and special needs students in ISD 622 and Northeast Metro District 916. Co-Founder of the St. Croix Sailing Club. Regularly volunteered in daughter’s elementary school classrooms and current volunteer at Valley Outreach Food Shelf in Stillwater, MN. Member of The Sharing Tree shopping team 2002-present.

Board

Andrew Corbett: 2010 B.A. Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2016 PhD Materials Science University of Minnesota. Volunteered four years at the Valley Outreach Food Shelf in Stillwater, MN, named Minnesota’s Youth Food Shelf Volunteer of the Year in 2006. Volunteer with The Sharing Tree 2002-present.

Natalie Corbett: 2012 B.S. St. Cloud State University, Meteorology; Manager - Vertical Endeavors 2012-2015. Chief Developer, Altrubanc, 2013-2014, Security Officer, G4S, 2016-Present. 2001-2005 weekly volunteer at the Christian Community Home, Hudson, led movement/social activity for elderly residents. Volunteer The Sharing Tree 2002-present.

Jessica Goral: 2009 B.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. TEFL teacher in Spain and Colombia 5 years; founded an English academy while in Colombia for individuals ages 3-60; Senior Product Operations Analyst, Prime Therapeutics, 2 years; Bilingual (English/Spanish) Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant and Bilingual Placement Specialist, Rehab Results, 2014-present. Past volunteer with Asociacion Bendicion de Dios in Guatamala, included construction and sustainability projects as well as work with school age children; Jane Addams School for Democracy: worked with Spanish speaking immigrants for community engagement and citizenship goals, 1 year; Dakota Communities, Inc. and Opportunity Partners: volunteering at their fundraising events; Lutheran Social Services of MN, volunteer in editing and reviewing grant proposals and partner communications; Common Hope translator (sponsorship letters to children), 2013 - present. Volunteer with The Sharing Tree, 2013-present.

Leigh Rohren: 1996 B.S. University of Minnesota, Speech and Hearing Science; 1998 AAS St. Paul College, Interpreting and Transliteration. Sign Language interpreter, various positions, 1998-2006, 2015-present. Style Consultant for CAbi, 2013-2015.Volunteer at Lake Marion Elementary School, 2012-present. Member of The Sharing Tree shopping team 2012-present.

Anne-Marie McDonald: 1982 B.S. Business Administration in Management Information Systems, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.28+ years at RTI Remmele Engineering as a programmer, systems administrator, and IT Project Manager, now retired. Volunteer at Hudson Hospital and Clinic in Human Resources, 2014-present; American Red Cross disaster volunteer (2005-present) and serves on their Chapter Leadership team as the Staff Services lead, 2009-present; Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader 2015-present; Red Cross Blood Services Donor Ambassador 2011-present; monthly volunteer Hudson Food Shelf, 2013-present; served Meals on Wheels 1997-2006; and past Board Treasurer and Education committee member for the St. Patrick’s school Home and School Association, 1998-2001. Member of The Sharing Tree’s shopping team 2013-present.

Dave McDonald: 31 years State of Wisconsin correctional sergeant, retired. Weekly volunteer van driver for the Hudson Hospital and Clinic 2010-2015; weekly driver for St. Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center, 2015-present; monthly Hudson Food Shelf volunteer, 2011-present; served Meals on Wheels 1997-2006; volunteer with the American Red Cross (2004-present): included national deployments to assist those affected by Hurricane Rita in 2005, Duluth, MN flooding in 2012, Colorado flooding in 2013, Alabama tornadoes in 2011; Knights of Columbus member: chaired the annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser whose proceeds benefitted those with intellectual disabilities, 2008-2014; 33 year American Legion Post 50 member 1983-present; as member of American Legion-VFW honor guard, help conduct military honors at funerals, participate in color guard for local parades, 2000-present; member of The Sharing Tree’s shopping team 2013-present.

Jessica Moertel: 2010 B.A. Biology and Biochemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College. Doctor of Medicine PGY3, Mayo Clinic Family Medicine 2014-present. Current volunteer positions include: Minneapolis regional Science Fair Judge 2011-present, Dodge Center Family Medicine Free Clinic, 2014-present, The Sharing Tree 2008-present.

Michele Stephan: M.S. Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, graduate credits-Hamline University. Teacher in the St. Paul School District for 34 years before retirement in 2009.Responsibilities included student teacher supervision and various committee obligations. Past Board member of Windwood town home association, Woodbury, MN. Weekly volunteer at Valley Outreach Food Shelf in Stillwater, MN 2009-present; member of The Sharing Tree shopping team 2002-present.

Program Director

Cindy Leonard: 1998 AAS St. Paul College, Interpreting and Transliteration; 1983 B.A. Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN. Houlton Elementary School Noon Duty supervisor: 2016-present; Athleta associate: 2015-present, University of River Falls, WI sign language interpreter: 1998-2009; stayed home several years to raise my family; Occupational Therapist: 1984-1988. Co-founder and current Director of The Sharing Tree, 2002-present, Youth Resource Committee member, 2016-present; Operation HELP Board Member 2011-2013, Houlton Elementary School class room volunteer 1994-1999, People’s Congregational Church Sunday School Teacher, several years through 2012.