Lowell Miller Stolte has nearly 30 years of environmental engineering experience that includes consulting for local and federal regulators, 10 years in environmental engineering with 3M, and nearly 15 years in petroleum refining with Flint Hills Resources, a leading supplier of petroleum fuels in the Midwest. As environmental director at Flint Hills, Stolte is responsible for environmental regulatory compliance programs and strategic planning for the site. He is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Minnesota and has previously served on the city of Lakeville Planning Commission, including the role of chairman. He has always had a strong interest in education as exemplified by previous volunteer work with SMART and Storybook Readers literacy programs, Engineers in Schools, Science Olympiad and University of Minnesota student mentoring.
Joel Trinkle assists clients with environmental permitting, compliance, and management projects. He has more than 15 years of experience in air quality permitting, regulatory applicability analyses, compliance audits, risk management planning, dispersion modeling, and regulatory-agency negotiation. He has assisted a broad range of clients—including petroleum refiners, renewable fuels producers, forest products companies, utilities, and manufacturers—at facilities in states from Alaska to Louisiana. Joel's assistance has included completing air permit and regulatory applicability analyses in 15 states, managing and preparing PSD and Title V permit applications for clients in a wide range of industries, and presenting instructional courses on air quality permitting to more than 200 clients including Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff, industry representatives, and environmental consultants.
A native of Hastings, Minn., Dale Olson graduated from the DCTC Accounting program in 1977 before earning his MBA at the University of Minnesota. A certified public accountant, Olson soon advanced to the position of vice president of finance at Smead, a multi-million dollar manufacturer of quality office products. He is responsible for accounting and finance at Smead as well as planning related to insurance, retirement and acquisitions.
A resident of Dakota County, Ann Byre joined the board with a strong desire to help students prepare for the future. Byre has extensive pharmacy operations experience, including expertise regarding health-system based pharmacies, large-chain retail pharmacies and health system strategies. As the director for Allina Health Pharmacy, she oversees retail/outpatient pharmacy locations at Allina Health hospital and clinic locations across the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. She earned her PharmD and Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, ages four and one. Her interests include traveling, reading, volunteering, scrapbooking and visiting the family cabin. She looks forward to helping grow the Pharmacy Tech program at DCTC based on recent Minnesota Board of Pharmacy changes in training requirements.
Bob Erickson served as a member of the DCTC Foundation board of directors for more than six years. Erickson also serves as a board member for Citizens Bank Lakeville and the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Erickson has remained active within the Lakeville community and surrounding areas. In 2004, he retired as the city administrator for Lakeville, Minn., after 14 years of service. He was elected to the Lakeville Area Board of Education in 2009 and currently serves as treasurer. He holds positions as the board liaison for the Lakeville District Finance Advisory Council and is a member of the board of directors and legislative committee for the Association of Metropolitan School Districts. Bob Erickson earned an associate of arts degree in urban planning and attended the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia. He resides in Lakeville with his wife of 39 years, Shelley, and enjoys spending time with his two children and three grandchildren.
Tolu Adeleye was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up partly in Nigeria and partly across the east coast of the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore in Maryland. He earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute Technology Sloan School of Management. He serves as director of strategy at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, Minn. He’s also a co-founder of Café de la Pensée, a global idea exchange platform and Minnesota-based startup. Adeleye enjoys teaching, is a passionate tennis player and an avid traveler. He has visited more thanr 100 countries in the last several years.
Paul Anderson has worked in industry for 45 years. In his current position as is a Technical Recruiter for Ziegler Inc., he works to bring the latest technologies into the classroom and source high quality interns into the company's work force. Paul serves on the MN State SkillsUSA Board of Directors, MNSCU Transportation Board of Directors, Dakota County Technical College Foundation Board of Directors, Chairman of the Associated Equipment Distributors' Technical Training Committee and a member of the MN West President's Advisory Committee.
Amy Diede, M.D., practices family medicine at the Apple Valley Medical Center in Apple Valley, Minn. Diede earned a Bachelor of Science and her M.D. at the University of North Dakota. She did her residency at Methodist Hospital and the University of Minnesota. Her professional focus is on family medicine, women's health, pediatrics and preventive health. She chose her field of medicine because she enjoys the rewards of taking care of an entire family. Diede belongs to the American Academy of Family Physicians, Twin Cities Medical Society, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Medical Association. She is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is actively involved with Crystal Lake Elementary Junior Great Books.
Emily Fox Williams practices law with Dakota Law, P.L.L.C. in Lakeville, primarily in the areas of for-profit and non-profit business law; business succession planning; employment law; contracts; business mergers and sales; and wills and trusts agreements. She completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University, and received her law degree at Hamline University School of Law. Emily is licensed to practice law in the states of Minnesota and Iowa. She is also admitted to practice in the United States Court, District of Minnesota. Emily is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and Dakota County Bar Association. She is involved in Lakeville Rotary and the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she also serves on the board.
Bernie earned his bachelor's degree in Business – Economics in 1986 from UW-River Falls and began the first 10 years of his career working at what was Northern States Power Company (now Xcel Energy). In 1996 he moved to Dakota Electric Association where he currently holds the position of Utility Services Manager. His ground up, hands-on approach has served him well both in learning and in educating others in the field along the way. He has been an active member of the Upper Midwest Utility Fleet Council; currently a Board Member, past positions include Secretary/Treasurer and President. He married Georgene in 1989 and became a resident of Dakota County where they raised their two children, Alex and Sydney. He became active with the South St Paul Lion's Club in 2001 and has enjoyed and respected the work they do to give back to their community. Bernie and his wife enjoy traveling, golf, boating, winter sports and cabin life.
As a resident of Rosemount, Scott Manwarren can see DCTC becoming more visible in the community. He recognizes the college's ongoing commitment to students through the application of additional resources. Manwarren has a Masters of Business Administration–Management from the University of North Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Marketing with an Agronomy emphasis from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is a traveling board member for the Rosemount Area Athletic Association; his previously served on the Minnesota 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees; he is the U of M CFANS Scholarship Golf Tournament board chair; he serves as a committee member for the CHS-United Way Golf Tournament in 2011. Recognized with the U of M Alumni Association Alumni Service Award in 2008, Manwarren is involved with the university's College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources.
With nearly 17 years of experience with Maximum Potential, Clint Schult has received the opportunity to excel in a wide range of roles. In his present position as head of distributor development, he works closely with current and potential distributors as well as with the company's personal client base. Being an integral member of a successful family business has proved very rewarding. Schult attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, earning a B.A. in business communication. Time away from the office is spent with his wife, Tammy, and the couple's two children, Weston and Violet. Schult also enjoys running, basketball and cycling.
Kerry Sutherland, a marketing major alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa, has held the position of general manager at the Life Time Fitness Crosstown location in Eden Prairie, Minn. since 1997. In 2010, he also took on the role of skills & development trainer and Crosstown program manager. Sutherland served as assistant head coach of boy's basketball at Saint Bernard's High School in St. Paul, Minn., from 2003 till 2009, helping take his team to three conference championships and three state tournaments.
Tim Wynes, J.D., has served as president of Inver Hills Community College since 2010. He began serving as interim president at DCTC in July 2013 and became president in July 2015. Previously, he served from 2002-2010 as chancellor of the Iowa Valley Community College District and from 1996-2002 as executive dean of grants and governmental affairs at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Wynes has served on the full-time faculty at the University of Missouri School of Law and as an adjunct at Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, St. Ambrose University, the University of Missouri Graduate School of Social Work and Missouri Southern State College.
Wynes holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, a juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., and has completed coursework in the doctorate program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.
Michelle Krenzke, J.D. is the DCTC Foundation Director. As director Michelle leads fundraising efforts for the foundation as well as advocates for students and DCTC by engaging community partners. The DCTC Foundation helps hundreds of students a year through scholarships, emergency grants and academic programs that help ensure success. Michelle started at DCTC in 2016.
She earned a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to DCTC, Michelle worked as an Associate Attorney for Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak and Pikala in Minneapolis. Before that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Referee Mary Madden in Hennepin County. In her spare time, Michelle serves on the Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee as a Volunteer Investigator. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Back in 2002, after years as a powerhouse entrepreneur, Bob Voss began thinking that he was ready to pass on his knowledge. An expert in video production and duplication, Voss had founded two successful duplication companies in the Twin Cities. He had mastered the business of starting and running a business, but still wasn't satisfied. "I answered an ad in the Star Tribune looking for a business entrepreneur instructor at Dakota County Technical College," Voss said. "I had no teaching experience, but when I walked into the group interview I knew immediately that I had the job."
Voss beat out 50 other applicants that day and earned the chance to get a new program off the ground. As it turned out, the interview committee members must have known what they were doing. Just four years later, Voss was named DCTC 2005-2006 Outstanding Instructor of the Year. In January of 2008, he was named the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Faculty Member of the Year, a national award that included $1,000 in cash and $1,000 in matching funds to support the DCTC Business Entrepreneur program.