Carrie joined the board in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in higher education. She currently works as the Twin Cities Director of Advancement and Admissions for Augustana University and is a Qualified Administrator and facilitator with the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). She and her husband Pete reside in White Bear Township and have two children.
Mary Dahle - VP Programs
Mary joined the board in 2012. She currently serves as VP of Programs, overseeing the grant application process. Mary also serves as our volunteer coordinator and manager of The Closet. Mary is a retired Spanish teacher who worked in the district for 38 years.
Andrea Loppnow - President
Andrea joined the board in 2014 and previously served as Secretary. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University and has over 25 years of experience in Marketing. She co-chairs our BEAR Legacy event fundraiser and currently and serves on our Marketing Committee contributing to the Foundation’s marketing efforts. She works as a Marketing Coordinator for Hallberg Engineering in White Bear Lake. She and her husband Greg reside in Vadnais Heights and have two children.
Linda Maleitzke - VP Marketing
Linda joined the board in 2018 has over 28 years of experience in communications, marketing and project management in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including owning a successful marketing/communications consulting business. She has worked at the University of Minnesota since 2007 in a variety of communications, development, and project management roles. Linda holds a bachelor of business administration with a focus on marketing and finance and a minor in economics from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Linda resides in Hugo with her husband Dan. They have three children who have attended White Bear Schools, two who have graduated and one who will be a freshman next year. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in the community.
Chris Suedbeck - Treasurer
Chris joined the board in 2017 and currently serves as Treasurer. As a retired investment professional, Chris enjoys volunteering his time on multiple investment and pension boards. He resides in Vadnais Heights with his wife Jennie. Their two children are proud graduates of White Bear Lake Area High School.
Deb Stender - Former VP Marketing
Deb joined the board in 2016 and served as VP of Marketing. Deb was a professional event planner and marketer and was actively involved in the WBL community, serving as Event Director of White Bear Lake Marketfest and Township Day as well as numerous other organizations. Deb will be forever remembered in our hearts.