1980 - 1990

 class news


Jeffrey Andersen ’80 is the owner/president of V & S Jewelry in Mound, Minn. He has been a volunteer firefighter for the city of Mound for 27 years and has responded to more than 10,000 fire/rescue situations in his career with the department. Andersen credits his UW-Stout education with being a catalyst to public service, having been a member of the 4th Antrim Fire Department.

Duane Apel BS ’80, MS ’85, West Bend, received a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award for his motivational teaching methods and his involvement with local industries in supporting technology education at Slinger High School.

Kevin Wilde ’80, Eden Prairie, Minn., is vice president of organization effectiveness and chief learning officer at General Mills.

Luanne Neumann MS ’81, Prairie du Chien, is a financial counselor for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse. She also continues to operate Neumann House Bed and Breakfast.

Julie Mattson Ostrow BS ’81, MS ’85 is the school nutrition program manager for Midwest Dairy Council, St. Paul, Minn.

Alan Ikeler ’82, Spring Green, has started his own consulting firm, which specializes in construction management for retail clients such as The Gap and McDonalds Corp.

Carol Massoth Yoho MS ’82 teaches Web graphic design at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan. She also helps run Dancing Goat Press, publisher of three novels and one collected work by her husband, Max Yoho.

Elizabeth Woletz Gunderson ’84, St. Louis Park, Minn., is director of organization effectiveness at General Mills.

Peter ’84 and Loreen Johnson Kramer ’83 live in Copper Center, Alaska. Peter is a retired teacher and presently does carpentry and commercial fishing; Loreen is the business manager for the Copper River School District.

Tom Malmstadt BS ’84, MS ’90, Random Lake, is superintendent of the Random Lake School District.

Craig Railton ’84 is vice president of merchandise planning for Macy’s North Division, Minneapolis.

Wynne Woolsey Schendel ’84, Shoreview, Minn., was promoted to NPI sourcing specialist in the dental division of 3M.

James Gigstead ’85 is an agent with The Diedrich Agency, Ripon.

Robert Hinn ’85, Waukesha, was promoted to plant manager at Andes Candies, a division of Tootsie Roll Industries.

David Clifford ’86 is vice president of operations for DecoArt Inc., Stanford, Ky.

Carrie Rymer Coenen ’86, Waunakee, is a nutrition management unit supervisor for the Wisconsin WIC Program, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health.

Dallas Olson ’86 is director of manufacturing support for North American Tire Operations, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio. He has recently returned from an international assignment in Brazil.

William Weiberg ’86 has been named general manager of the Westin Minneapolis, created within the historic Farmers & Mechanics (F&M) Bank building in downtown Minneapolis.

Dean Hintz BS ’87, MS ’97 received a doctorate in educational leadership in 2006. He is currently assistant principal of instruction for the Houston County Board of Education, Perry, Ga.

Daniel Mehls ’88, Lake Elmo, Minn., is the senior project manager for the new $500 million Minnesota Twins ballpark.

Carla Eckert Marr ’89, Fish Creek, has earned the School Foodservice and Nutrition Specialist (SFNS) credential from the School Nutrition Association (SNA). She is currently the food service director for Gibralter Area Schools.

Andre Lyon Prahl ’89, Shakopee, Minn., is the budget director at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Gary Steffen ’89 is director of brand standards-Doubletree Brand, Hilton Hotels Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif.


Ken Schomburg ’90, Wayzata, Minn., is owner and president of Evolution Product Development, a consumer products design firm.

Patrick Brill ’91 is director of operations for Impact Performance Group Inc., Wellesley, Mass.

Cynthia “Tina” Edwards Feigal MED ’91, is a parent coach at River City Clinic, St. Paul, Minn. She has been featured on KARE 11 TV as the Twin Cities’ own “supernanny.” Feigal is the author of “The Pocket Parent Coach: Your Two-week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life with Your Intense Child.”
Christine Boyce Southbloom ’91 recently accepted a position as materials management manager at Cambridge Medical Center, Cambridge, Minn.

Gary Parkos ’92 is industrial/fleet business manager at Lube-Tech, Golden Valley, Minn.
James Maurice ’93 has been promoted to food service western regional manager at Hormel Foods, Los Angeles, Calif.

Dee Peeples Balentine ’94, Minneapolis, is the owner of Suede Inc., specializing in suede garments and accessories.

Andrea Hougaard ’94, Wauwatosa, is a market manager for Kellogg’s.

Joan Severson Runnheim MS ’94 is the owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, Hudson. She recently became a Certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach and a Certified Career Management Coach.

Jennifer Montague Schnur ’94 is the owner of Montague-Schnur LLC, an interior design consulting business.

Lucy Ross MS ’95 has been appointed financial aid associate director at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minn.

Marya Wilson BS ’95, MS ’06, Colfax, is a program and planning analyst at UW-Stout.

Angela McDowell Zeyen ’95 and husband, Steve, are the owners/operators of three Subway restaurants in Hastings, Minn.

Charlie Fredrickson ’96 is vice president of project delivery and partner with Community Living Solutions based in Neenah.

Jennifer Kelley Kemp ’96, St. Paul, Minn., is an elder care adviser with A Place for Mom.

Brent Kindred ’96, Madison, received the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. He was selected for this statewide honor from a pool of nominees representing the 16 technical college districts in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Kindred is currently the technology and pre-engineering state consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as well as the state director for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization that prepares people for trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

Jill Quilling Connery ’97 is a pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church, Green Bay.

Lynn Niggemann ’97, Colfax, is treasurer/comptroller for the city of Menomonie.

Jennifer Drews Olson ’97, Shoreview, Minn., is a category analyst for Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

Jennifer Grom Yerkes ’97 is a technical designer for Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee.

Amy Ramseier Bauer ’98, Chippewa Falls, was named employee development manager at RCU.

Daniel Ross ’98 is a process development engineer at Boston Scientific, Plymouth, Minn.

Brenda Bonesteel Stoddard ’98, Mondovi, was recently honored with the Cambridge 2007 Who’s Who Among Teachers Award. She is currently a second-grade teacher for the School District of Mondovi.

Nancy Heinze Walcott ’98 is an operational risk consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minneapolis.

Thomas Driscoll ’99, Eagan, Minn., is a business development manager with Adalis Corp., an innovation and technology company providing consulting and engineering services to consumer, medical and industrial packaging, as well as panel and corrugated manufacturing industries around the world.

Robert “Ed” Legge ’99 has moved to Washington, D.C., where he is a media relations representative for Edison Electric Institute.

Kendra Naef ’99, Appleton, was selected as the 2007 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Teacher of the Year for her program, P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S. The Teacher of the Year Award, which is co-sponsored by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and AAFCS, recognizes exemplary family and consumer sciences education programs. Naef is a family and consumer education teacher for Kimberly Area School District.

Bradley Rowe ’99 is national marketing manager at Thermal Design, Stoughton.

Eric Stein ’99, Chicago, is a communications associate for the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.

Tara Tepe Tannhauser ’99 is executive assistant at Walt Disney World–Theme Park Merchandise, Kissimmee, Fla.

Summer Outlook 2012