Staff Updates | Meet our team!
We are so excited to welcome our staff back this year! We wanted to add a few more to our team to ensure your needs are met above anything else! Meet our team, ready to jump in and make your stay delightful! Get to know them below.
We also are welcoming our expert cleaning crew back, all who were with us in our previous season. They are so ready to up their already high cleaning standards to ensure you all can relax & enjoy your stay. We have all of our favorites including Renee, Brian, Kaaren, Rian, & Brenna all joining us again!
Anna ┋ Kid Whisperer + Jill-of-all-Trades
We have the honor of welcoming Anna for her third season with us! She’s our favorite ever & the kids absolutely love her! We all took a deep sigh of relief, then jumped with excitement when we found out she was coming back!
Anna is finishing up her senior year at Perpich Arts High School, although now finishing closer to us than she expected. This year looks really different than what she had ever planned for her senior year. We are so lucky to have her early & our lives our brighter with her in it! Here’s an amazing interview of her from her school.
I asked her to share a couple fun facts, “I love music; I can play four different instruments, & I like to think that I can dance after going to an arts school.” Yes Anna, you can dance, and four instruments…what!? We beg her to teach the kids to dance & how to play the ukulele on a weekly basis.
Mat & Leo ┋ Resident RN + Attorney + Boy Wonder (& 4yo career enthusiast)
Mat is joining us for his first season along with his four year old son, Leo. We couldn’t be more grateful to have his expertise (COVID and all) available to us & our guests here at the resort this summer. We’re excited for Mat & Leo to arrive on May 18!
Mat has run seven marathons, including Boston & London IN THE SAME WEEK! He’s a military veteran, including 18 months as an army nurse in Iraq, & he enjoys long walks on the beach (of course he does). He recently set up a program for a large construction company in the Twin Cities to screen a few hundred people every day, successfully keeping people healthy and working simultaneously.
Leo just turned 4, his favorite color is red, orange, yellow, purple, and green. He is quite precocious and full of very good questions. His favorite food is mac and cheese (mine too Leo, mine too).
We’re excited for you to meet them! On a much smaller side note, Mat is also going to make my bouldering dreams come true & help build a little climbing wall!
Gabe ┋ Paraprofessional + Lumberjack + Utility Player
If you were here over the weekends last year, you probably got to meet Gabe, or Mr. Gabe as his students call him. We’re excited to have him back and can’t wait to hear all about his music, book, and movie recommendations!
We get to enjoy Gabe early, coming from Northeast Minneapolis (originally from Alexandria) for the summer, currently helping his students from Cabin 10 by day, and helping us prep for the season by night. We go back 10ish years with Gabe, previously going to the same college, church, our favorite babysitter in the cities, & even working together for about three years prior to moving to the resort.
His favorite resort task is hauling wood with the golf cart, especially during the “golden hour, when the sun is the strongest and the lake sparkles.” His favorite author is Stephen King, but he’s also “ready to branch out.” We ask that you don’t judge him by his music critiques. Gabe is a kind heart, respectful to every living soul. If our kids learn one thing this summer, we’d love them to observe how they are treated by Gabe & how he treats others.
We’re so excited to have them all here this summer! Get to know them & ask them for help at anytime.