Board of Directors & Staff

Meet Our Officers

Kathy Doucette

RVR Chair
  • Keller Williams Premier Realty: Realtor
  • Saint Paul Association of Realtors: Member
  • Minnesota Association of Realtors: Member
  • National Association of Realtors: Member
  • White Bear Historical Society: Board Secretary
  • White Bear Food Shelf: Volunteer

Tim Ward

RVR Vice Chair / Secretary
  • Logisolve: Lead Technical Architect

Lyz Carlson

RVR Treasurer
  • First State Bank and Trust: Branch Banking Manager
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls: BA in Communication Studies
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival: 2014 North Wind Princess
  • Past Princess Association: Treasurer

Meet Our Directors

Angela Tangen, DPA

  • CHS: Government Affairs
  • T2k_strategies: Principle
  • Hamline University: DPA and MPA in Public Administration and Policy
  • University of Minnesota: BA in Political Science and Communications
  • Afton Parks: Committee Member
  • Top Dog Foundation: Board Member

Bray Smith

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP: Associate Attorney
  • Baylor University School of Law: Juris Doctor
  • Baylor University: BS in Anthropology, Concentration in Forensic Sciences
  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award (2022)
  • Tubman Safety Project Pro Bono Attorney

Dawn Hank

  • White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation: Executive Director (Retired)
  • Dental Kidds Pediatric Dentistry: Operations Director (Retired)
  • Saint Cloud State University: BA in Speech Communication

Randy Ellingboe

RVR Volunteer Horse Owner
  • Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Program: State Administrator (Retired)
  • St. Olaf: BA in Biology
  • University of Minnesota: BCA in Civil Engineering
  • Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers Foundation: Board Member

Shannon Treichel

Parent of RVR Participant
  • White Bear Lake Area Schools: Instructional Coach
  • St. Mary’s University: Master's Degree in Education
  • Gustavus Adolphus College: BA in Spanish Education

Susan Connolly

RVR Volunteer Horse Leader and Sidewalker
  • Saint Therese: Director of Volunteer Services
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls: BS in Animal Science
  • Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA)
  • Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement: Volunteer
  • Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary: Volunteer

Terry L. Smith

RVR Volunteer Horse Leader, Sidewalker, and Gardener
  • 3M Company, Corporate Research: Research Physicist (Retired)
  • University of Illinois: Ph.D. in Physics
  • Cornell University: BA in Physics
  • English Language Tutor
  • MN Master Gardener
  • University Retirees Volunteer Center Leadership Council

Meet Our Leadership Staff

Cheryl Holt

Executive Director
  • PATH Intl. Certified Instructor
  • Ergotron: Group Vice President, Global Product Development (Retired)
  • Bethel College: BA in Business
  • PATH Intl. Region VI Volunteer: 2013
  • PATH Intl. Region VI and International Certified Professional 2018
  • Washington County Mounted Patrol: Member

Kathy Jo Hanson

CFO/Development Director
  • PATH Intl. Certified Driving Instructor
  • Fashion Eyes: Business Manager (Retired)
  • PATH Intl. Region VI Volunteer: 2011
  • St. Croix Horse and Carriage Society: Member
  • American Driving Society: Member