MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
A Place for You is governed by a Board of Directors and led by Executive Director Linda Thomson.
Linda along with a small staff and dedicated group of volunteers work together to provide shelter, hospitality and support services to assist residents into safe, affordable, sustainable housing.
Pam Greden: Co-Chair
Pam has been a resident of Pine City/Hinckley for 42 years. She has been a small business owner, cattle rancher and substitute teacher. She has served on several boards including: Mission Creek Township Supervisor, Community Education Advisory Board, Pine City Country Club Board and A Place for You Board.
Nancy Mach: Co-Chair
Nancy Mach has been a resident of Pine City for 37 years. An active member of the community and her church, she has served on the Pine City School board, Arts Council, city’s governor’s design team, was capitol campaign chair at Immaculate Conception church and serves on the Greater Pine Area Endowment committee. Nancy retired as Dean of Student Affairs from Pine Technical and Community College and resides in Pine City, MN.
Teresa Hasbrook: Vice-Chair
Teresa is a resident of Rush City, MN. She grew up on a farm in Grass Lake Township, Kanabec County, MN. Teresa graduated from Braham High School. She has a degree in business management and retired from East Central Energy in 2013 as the manager of the member services department. Teresa is a member of First Lutheran Church of Rush City, volunteers for The IMAGE Project and has been a board member of A Place for You since 2014.
Deb Eck: Treasurer
Deb grew up on a farm near Gonvick, a small town in northwestern Minnesota and has lived in Pine City since 1969. She has a degree in accounting and has been with East Central Energy for the past 19 years working in their finance department. Deb has been involved in volunteer activities within the community and church throughout the years. One that is very special to her is the Image Project. Through the efforts of all those involved the Masaii girls in Tanzania are getting an education. It was this group that inspired Deb to become involved with A Place for You.
Carol Nyrhinen: Secretary
Carol is a native of Virginia, MN and has lived in Pine City since 1978. She is a retired elementary educator, having taught in the Pine City Schools for 34 years.
Carol has had several board experiences and held various offices. She has served on the Pine City Golf Course board, the Ladies’ Evening Golf League, Heritage Players and the local Education Association.
Give her a plane, train, automobile, or bike and she's ready to travel anywhere! She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, making wine, golfing, working sudokus, dabbling in the dirt with her work-in-progress hosta garden, and trying new and different activities. Since retirement, her passion has been volunteering in the Early Childhood classroom as well as helping autistic students, and volunteering in any capacity at A Place For You.
Pastor Vicki Vandervegt: Board Member
Pastor Vicki is pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City, who resides in Pine City, MN. She handled Salvation Army funds. Very active in community.
Robert Musgrove: Board Member
Robert is the Pine County Economic Development Coordinator and a past President at Pine Technical College. He resides in Pine City, MN.
Kim Brubaken: Board Member
Kim Brubaken has been a senior high guidance counselor at Pine City High School for over 16 years. Prior to that, she was the director of the Employment & Training Center at Pine Technical College, which delivered welfare reform programs in a five county area. Kim has been a lifelong resident of Mora where she has been actively involved in youth mission trips and providing foster care for adolescent teenage girls. Kim has been an advocate for youth and adults while serving on several boards including her church and advocacy organizations in the Twin Cities.
Frank Grundmeier: Board Member
Frank is a community member who lives in Hinckley, MN.
Wayne Eller: Board Member
Wayne is the Executive Director for East Central MN Habitat for Humanity.
Marsha Macussen: Board Member
Marsha is a community member who lives in North Branch, MN.
We Have Openings for Board Members
Board Member Position Description
Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings
Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work
Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time
Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports
Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus
Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts
Participates in fund raising for the organization