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BestPrep’s staff and Board of Directors are passionate about preparing Minnesota students to become college-prepared, work-ready, and career-bound. Whether we’re managing and coordinating for our seven programs, building relationships with donors and partners, or planning fundraising events, our staff is focused on BestPrep’s mission of preparing students with business, career, and financial literacy skills.

Our Staff

Julie Anderson

Classroom Plus and Financial Matters Program Manager
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Renae Carlson

eMentors Program Associate
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Kurt Diekman

eMentors Program Associate
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Matt Ervin

Program Associate
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Jonathan Filzen

Minnesota Business Venture and Outreach Program Manager
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Samantha Funk

Director of eMentoring Programs
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Jenna Gale

Program and Outreach Associate
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Sarah Hammel

Classroom Plus and Financial Matters Program Associate
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Shana Hoffer

Development Manager
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Bob Kaitz

President & CEO
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Stephanie Malon-Rufi

eMentors Program Associate
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Tuesday Manthei

Communications and Events Coordinator
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Stephanie Musgrove

The Stock Market Game Program Manager
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Tyler Ormson

eMentors Program Manager
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Anna Rasmussen

Development Associate
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John Schulte

Vice President of Finance & Technology
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Bonnie Vagasky

Vice President of Educational Programs and Technology Integration Workshop
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