Board Biographies


Brenda Risa – Brenda has lived in the Clarkfield community for over 25 years with her husband and three children. She is the vice president and co-owner of Goldleaf Surety Services, LLC. She also sits on the Clarkfield EDA board and the Norwegian Mutual board. Brenda and her husband have 3 boys, who all attended the charter school through sixth grade. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, camping and relaxing at the lake. Brenda’s email is: and serves as the board Cchair.

Lacey Gillott - Lacey works at Fagen Inc. where she is a structional engineer.  Lacey and her husband have two daughters who both currently attend the charter school.  She belongs to a pet rescue group where she fosters quite a few dogs.  Lacey's email is and serves as the board Vice-Chair.

Kathy Jessen - Kathy is the 1st grade teacher and Q-comp coordinator at the charter school. She has worked at the school since 2014. Kathy lives on a hobby farm northwest of Clarkfield where she enjoys gardening and spending time with her dogs. Kathy’s email is: and serves as the board Treasurer.

Nicole Wold -  Nicole has lived in Clarkfield for 9 years with her husband Doug. They have three boys – Colton, Griffin and Corbin. She is the business manager for Central Todd County Care Center and she enjoys spending time with family, reading, riding bike and going for walks. Nicole’s email is: and serves as the board Clerk.

Kristin Hedtke - Kristin recently moved to the Clarkfield area with her husband and two daughters.  Her oldest daughter attends the charter school. Kristin is an RN at one of our local hospitals.  Kristin's email is: 


Board Committees:

Facilities Committee Brenda and Kathy K

Curriculum Committee Kathy J and Nicole W

Accountability Committee Kathy J and Nicole W

Marketing Committee Lacey G and Kristin H

Finance Committee Brenda R and Kathy K