Board of Directors

Mark Schleusner - Chair
Architect and Developer, Enterprise Imaging Systems
Mayo Clinic                                               
Jack Riedel - Vice Chair
Product Manager
Thermo King Corporation
Mike Saarela - Treasurer
CPA and Senior Manager
Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen, Russ P.A.    
Kevin Hansen - Secretary
Vice President, Service Compliance & Risk Management
Thomson Reuters



Dan Carlson
Senior Engineering Systems Specialist
Camille Chang Gilmore
Vice President, Human Resources
Boston Scientific
Ron Davies
Global Process Stream Lead
H.B. Fuller
Jacob Hanson
Managing Partner
PR with Panache
Paul Keeney
Technology Educator/LEGO Certified Trainer
Oak View Middle School
Norton Lam
Mobile Architect and Evangelist
John Mathiasen
Vice President of Operations
The Nerdery
John Samuelson
Senior Director
Sara Vandeventer
Human Resources Sr. Manager
Best Buy
Steve Vrchota
Executive Director
Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management


 Statements of Support

"In this risky economic environment, we can confidently invest in our children’s education and know that it will pay dividends to them and to society. High Tech Kids directs students’ learning in areas our world needs – science, technology, engineering and math. Knowledge in these disciplines will create opportunities for our kids and will benefit our broader community."

-Sara Garner, Best Buy Company 


"These young people are the future of our country and I want to help guide as many of them as possible into careers in science and engineering."

-Steve Crouch, Ph.D., University of Minnesota