Board of Directors

The board of directors oversees the day-to-day operations of and determines the overall path for the local chapter using information gathered from our chapter membership. Made up of six officers and seven directors, the elected, all-volunteer board provides you with the opportunity to directly impact the future of ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul. To reach a board member, please use the Contact Us form.


Rachel Geertsema

Immediate Past President
Nick Peter, CSEP
Minnesota Orchestra

Vice President of Communications
Stephanie Lindo

Vice President of Membership
Anne Wiltscheck
University of Minnesota Foundation

Vice President of Programs & Education
Lauren Bohm
Machine Shop


Director of Communications - Email & Website
Erika Blank
The Wedding Guys

Director of Communications - Social Media
Jasmine Hamsa
Moon and Stars Events
Director of Membership
Becky Soderholm
CRAVE Catering

Director of Programs & Education
Kevin Wheeler
Director of Programs & Education/Administration
Ariel Gutierrez
Augsburg University
Director of Strategic Partners
Jessica Barrett 
Bigger Picture Solutions

Director of Minnesota Star Awards
Ashley Cook
Ashley Skeie Events
Director of Past Minnesota Star Awards
Kastina Morrison
Bigger Picture Solutions
Regional Vice President, Midwest
Sarah Cash-Darvell, CSEP
Augsburg University