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Executive Committee

Jason Hoskins: Chair (Elk River)

Jason joined the TRCF board of directors in 2015 after serving a year on the Grant committee as a non-board member. He is the chief operations officer for Ulteig Engineers. Jason also serves on the Elk River Energy City Commission and the IEEE/PES Scholarship Plus Selection Committee. He and his wife, Stacie, have two children: Eric and Amy.

Mark Peterson: Vice Chair

Mark joined the TRCF board of directors in 2017 and serves on multiple committees. He works for Great River Energy in the Systems Operations department. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time fishing, golfing, and camping.

Peter Onstad: Treasurer

Peter Onstad joined the TRCF Board in 2017. He is the Director of Retail Banking for The Bank of Elk River and an active volunteer who is passionate about giving back to the community. Peter serves on Fund Development, Golf, and IPA Festival committees within TRCF.  He and his wife Sarah have two children, Lilly and Gunnar. Outside of work Peter is actively involved in his children’s sports and serves on athletic booster clubs. In his free time, Peter enjoys the outdoors and loves to spend his time on Minnesota lakes and on the golf course.

Jessica Schaffer, Secretary (Otsego)

Jessica Schaffer grew up in Mankato, and after graduating from MSU-Mankato with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies, she moved to Otsego in 2014, and works as the Community Program Director for the Elk River YMCA.  She is passionate about the community, volunteering on the Gifts Anonymous board, SHIVER Elk River Steering Committee, and as Secretary for the Otsego Lions. She joined the TRCF in 2019, as secretary and also serves on the Marketing and  Grants & Scholarships committees. When she is not volunteering, Jessica enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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Margie MacLachlan, Marketing Chair (Rogers)

Margie grew up in Rogers and graduated from Elk River High School before earning a Journalism degree at the University of Minnesota. For the past 18 years, she was CEO and co-founder of Tartan Marketing, a business-to-business marketing and brand agency that served clients including Cargill, Ecolab, Great River Energy, U.S. Bank, Polaris and more. In 2018, the agency merged with Bolin Marketing, where Margie continues to provide content strategy for clients. She joined the TRCF Board of Directors in 2018.

Robin Skinner: Past Chair (Otsego)

Robin is a retail branch manager for Central Bank and joined TRCF in 2015. Robin is passionate about volunteering in the community and also volunteers or serves on several other boards including: Elk River Rotary (Treasurer, Taste of Elk River committee chair, past Secretary), Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce (Shiver Elk River hockey tournament co-chair), Meals on Wheels, Family Promise, Hockey Day Minnesota steering committee, and many Elk River High School booster clubs.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Wagner (Elk River)

Jennifer joined the TRCF marketing committee in 2013 as a non-board member and joined the full board in 2014. Jennifer has chaired the Marketing committee since 2014 and sits on the Golf and Concert on the Course committees as well. She owns several small businesses and is very active in the local community. Jennifer was elected to the Elk River City Council, and serves on numerous local boards and organizations including: Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, Rivers Edge Downtown Business Association, Women’s Leadership Council of the Sherburne County Area United Way, and was the marketing co-chair for the 2014 Hockey Day Minnesota. She has also been recognized by the city of Elk River with the “Volunteer of the Month” award. Jennifer and her husband, Mike, have three children: Lauren, Joey and Charlie.

Julie Fish (Elk River)

Julie Fish is an owner of Elk River Printing and joined the TRCF Board of Directors in 2014. She serves on the Scholarship, Grant and Marketing committees. Julie has been a leader in the Elk River community for the past 37 years.  She has held several committee positions and is an active member and secretary for the Elk River Rotary Club. She is also a member of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, serving 18 years on their Board of Directors. When not busy volunteering, Julie enjoys gardening, spending time with family, photography, and the beach.

Dan Collins (Elk River)

Dan Collins joined the TRCF board five years ago to continue his commitment to the community.  Dan is in his 26th year as an administrator in the ISD 728 school district, currently the principal at Twin Lakes Elementary. Dan has been a lifelong learner and has dedicated his energy and love to the youth of our community. He and his wife Beth have raised 3 wonderful children Corey, Nathan, and Carley.

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Ellie Christian (Otsego)

Ellie Christian is a local Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW. Her grandfather was a founding member of the TRCF, and she was often involved in his fundraising activities growing up. He inspired her servant heart. Ellie is on the Board of Directors for the TRCF and has served  on the Golf Tournament committee for many years. She is also a charter member and serves on the Otsego Lions Club. An Elk River graduate, Ellie currently lives in Otsego.

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Kyle Granning (Elk River)

Kyle Granning, an aspiring leader both personally and professionally, joined the TRCF board in 2018. He and his wife Megan are long-time Elk River natives. Both graduated from Elk River High School and currently work and live in Elk River. They have two young children, Mila & Gaborik. Kyle works at Sportech as an Inside Sales Representative. His hobbies include golfing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Michelle Eder (Elk River)

Michelle Eder is a distinguished mortgage professional based in Elk River, MN and has 20+ years of experience helping clients finance the purchase or refinance of their home.  She lives in Elk River with her husband Rick, has a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. She is very involved with her community and serves on the Board of Three Rivers Community Foundation, City of Elk River HRA and the City of Elk River Finance Committee.

Dustin Norton (Elk River)

Dustin Norton joined the TRCF board in 2019 as a way to continue giving back to his hometown. Dustin grew up in Elk River and graduated from Elk River High School before getting a degree in communications from St. Cloud State University. Dustin currently works at Metal Craft in Elk River in the Business Development group. He was a committee co-chair for Hockey Day Minnesota in Elk River and currently serves on the Elk River Chamber of Commerce Shiver Elk River Committee. Outside of work, Dustin enjoys spending time up north at the lake with his wife Sierra as well as hunting and fishing.