Board and Staff

Board Members

Scott Soderberg

Scott Soderberg

Scott Soderberg – Chairman

A native Duluthian, Scott graduated from Duluth East High School and UMD where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and played baseball.  He is married to another UMD graduate from Eveleth, MN named Mary and has two children: Eric, who has skated every inline and Angie, who has completed darn near every one!

Scott has been involved with youth hockey as a coach and rink director, Duluth’s Harbortown Rotary Club as a past president, Voyageur Area Boy Scout Council as a board member, The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival as the 2012 Co-Chair and as Transportation and Logistics Degree Advisory Board President at UWS.

Professionally, Scott is currently an Account Manager with Hartel’s/DBJ Disposal, Your “Local Choice” for OVER 60 YEARS.

Scott and Mary are Lester Park residents and he has skated 13 marathons. His most memorable race was where he and Steve Sertich skated the race with Steve’s father Mark. Mark skating a time of 1:45 (at the tender age of 80), a record that still stands for the inline!


Todd Campbell – Ex Officio Chairman

Todd Campbell

Todd Campbell

Todd was raised right here in Duluth. He went to Duluth Cathedral High School, graduating in 1979. He continued on to Princeton University, graduating in 1983 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He has been employed as a registered professional civil engineer by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Duluth since 1987, performing a variety of duties including that of District Soils Engineer (responsible for designing pavement structures), Construction Project Engineer (responsible for the field construction of Leif Erikson Park and much of the Duluth Lakewalk, among many other projects), District Surveys Engineer, District Hydraulics Engineer, and Project Manager. He is currently the Assistant District Engineer for Program Delivery.

Todd is also a skating enthusiast and has completed every NSIM. He owned possibly the first pair of inline skates in Duluth: crude frames and wheels bolted to hockey boots, in 1980.

Other interests include: inline skating, cross-country skiing, roller-skiing, running, paddling, camping, and travel. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for Marshall School and the Board of Directors for Mars Lakeview Arena.

Todd is resident of Superior since 1990. He and his wife Sue have 3 children.


Angela Toftey

Angela Toftey

Angela Toftey – Secretary

Angela Toftey was born and raised in Duluth. She is a graduate of Duluth East High School and later received her B.S. in accounting and Spanish minor from St. Cloud State University. Angela has been practicing accounting since 2006 when she started her career with Ernst & Young in Minneapolis. After Angela married her high school crush, Peter Toftey, in 2010, she and her husband couldn’t resist the urge to return to their Duluth, MN roots. Angela worked for public accounting firm Kolquist, Seitz & Goldman, LLC subsequent to the move in December 2010 and took a position with Cirrus Aircraft in late 2013. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Angela has completed several North Shore Inline Marathons and never tires of the beauty the scenic north shore provides and the freedom skating on the open road offers. Her other interests include, running, biking, golfing, accounting for things, Duluth, and as of late, home improvement projects. However, most of her time is consumed adoring her daughter Edith, born in 2013. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of CPAs. The Tofteys have a beautiful Bernese rescue named Sofie.


Wade Lillegard

Wade Lillegard, M.D.

Wade Lillegard, M.D.

Employment : Section Chief, Medical Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Duluth Clinic

Dr. Lillegard is a graduate of Carrol College, Helena MT (BS) and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He completed his Family Practice Residency through Martin Army Hospital and his Sports Medicine Fellowship through Michigan State University.

Dr. Lillegard resides in Duluth’s Lakeside area with his wife, Jayne and children Robert, Kathryn and Michael. He is a Col., Minnestoa Air Nation Guard and is a Gulf War veteran (Army). His interests include running, skiing, camping, biking, travel.

Academic :
Editor, Handbook of Sports Medicine: a symptom oriented approach.
Author, 47 medical journal articles and textbook chapters
Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
Member and Chair, Sports Medicine Examination Committee Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota – Duluth
Founding Director, Uniformed Services Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Community Involvement :
Co-company physician, Minnesota Ballet
Pool physician, U.S. Nordic Ski Team
Team physician, College of St. Scholastica
Medical team, Birkebeiner Ski Race.


Jane Gilbert-Howard

Jane Gilbert-Howard

Jane Gilbert-Howard

Employment : Registered Nurse, Infection Control, St. Luke’s

Jane holds a BA in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN; MS in Nursing, University of Minnesota, Mpls; and national certification in Infection Prevention and Control. Jane is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society for Nurses, Minnesota Nurses’ Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Jane lives on the Scenic North Shore along the race course! Her family includes spouse, Ken and 5 grown children….Peder and grandson Thaden; Bryan (Tracy) and grandchildren Emma, Clara, Gunnar and Ruby; Jon (Brooke) and grandson Aceson; Angela (Jim Fritz) and grandson James; and Daniel (Linsey) and grandchildren Jazlyn and Cruz.

Jane is also a competitive athlete participating in the USASA (USA Snowboard Association) Regional and National Championships since 2005. For several years she has been the overall national champion in her age group for Half-pipe, Slopestyle, Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Boardercross. Jane has placed first, second, and third in her age group for various 5K running races and is a participant in the NorthShore Inline Marathon—her family team is “Gilberts and You!” Other interests include kayaking, cross country skiing, stained glass, and knitting.

Jane is very involved in the community having served on several boards and commissions including the Duluth Transit Authority, the City Planning Commission, the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, and now the Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority.


David Hyöppönen

David Hyöppönen

David Hyöppönen

A native Duluthian, David graduated from Duluth East High School and Lake Superior College where he received his Associates degree in Commercial and Residential Wiring and Electronic Engineering.

David has been involved with the Arrowhead Builders Association and is currently holding the position of Secretary and Treasurer.  He is actively involved in different committees throughout the business year.

Professionally, David has been working for St. Germain Cabinets for 19 years.  He started as a carpenter and installer.  David currently holds the position of the outside sales/marketing position.   I am currently holding a running and training group for Snap Fitness in Lakeside, Duluth.  David is an ultra-marathoner and trains anywhere from 80-100 miles a week running.   He has run 5 ultras marathons, 2 marathons, 40+ half marathons, and many smaller races.   He is a great guy to get to know.


Billy Miskovich

Billy Miskovich

Billy Miskovich

Employment: Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Billy Miskovich, enjoys working with young professionals, families and business owners in the area to create personalized financial plans that focus on establishing and maintaining his client’s financial security.

Billy, an Iron Ranger, was born and raised in Pengilly, MN. He attended Greenway High School and then Itasca Community College where he excelled in athletics. Billy takes advantage of the Northland’s outdoor scene where he enjoys fishing and hunting. He is also an avid golfer; playing his home course of Ridgeview Country Club. In 2011 he ran his first half marathon, which was Grandma’s Half Marathon. Billy resides in Lakeside with his girlfriend Jordan.


Peter Sellwood

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Peter Sellwood

Employment: Financial Advisor

Peter has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry, and recently joined the firm in 2013. As a native of Wayzata, Peter and his wife Jen, moved back to Wayzata in 2013, after living in Colorado and Maine for the past ten years.

Throughout his life, Peter has been committed to serving the communities where he has worked and lived. As a volunteer, Peter has historically served Hammer, Pacer, Strive, the Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, Interfaith Outreach, The Disability Rights Center of Maine, the Special Olympics, the North Shore In-Line Marathon, Wayzata Hockey Association, Casco Bay Hockey Association, and Fort Collins Hockey Association.

Peter and Jen enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. Snowshoeing, hiking, in-line skating, biking, and running, top their list.


Krysten Saatela Foster

Employment: Lake County Highway Engineer

lake county highway engineer

Krysten Saatela Foster

Krysten grew up on the Iron Range and attended Itasca Community College before completing a civil engineering degree at the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration degree at The College of Saint Scholastica. She is a member of the Minnesota County Engineers Association, North Shore Rotary, and the Two Harbors Curling Club and volunteers as a FIRST Robotics Regional Judge. Krysten formerly held the Younger Members’ and Membership Chair roles for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Duluth Section.

Krysten resides in Silver Bay with her husband and two dogs. They enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling in their free time. In the wintertime, she is usually found at a UMD Bulldogs hockey game, cooking new recipes, or supporting the arts at a local play.


LaReesa

LaReesa Sandretsky

LaReesa Sandretsky

LaReesa fell in love with rollerblading and exploring as a child growing up in Duluth. She still loves to skate the Lake walk and spend as much time as possible outdoors, no matter the season.

She lives in Lincoln Park with her husband Dirk and they love to travel together, and spend a lot of time with Netflix when they are home.

She has her bachelor’s degree in English from Gustavus Adolphus College and worked at the Duluth News Tribune and the Lake County News Chronicle before starting her current job in communications and grant management at Healthy Northland. She loves Duluth and is excited to help bring more people here as part of the Northshore Inline Marathon team.


Topher Davis

Davis

Topher Davis

 

Topher  was born in Duluth and raised in nearby Hermantown, MN. A proud graduate of Hermantown High School, Topher went on to receive his Bachelor degree from The College of Saint Scholastica before working for a period of time as Assistant General Manager of the Duluth Huskies Baseball Club of the Northwoods League.

Following his time in baseball, Topher attended the University of La Verne College of Law in Southern California where he also attended the University of La Verne College of Business and Public Management during the summer, graduating from both schools in 2008 with both Juris Doctor and Master of Business of Business Administration degrees.

In 2012, Topher returned to the Twin Ports where he now practices as an attorney at the law firm of Maki & Overom, Ltd. specializing in business and corporate law, municipal law, estate planning and real estate. Topher is licensed to practice law in both California and Minnesota and is a Rule 114 qualified mediator in Minnesota.

Topher is an avid sports fan and can be found at Amsoil Arena, the Xcel Energy Center or Wade Stadium cheering on the UMD Bulldogs, Minnesota Wild or Duluth Huskies on most game nights. During Duluth’s famed summers he can also be found knocking the golf ball around at Ridgeview Country Club.

In addition to serving on the Board for the Northshore Inline Marathon, Topher also serves on the Board of the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce.


Erik McCort

McCort

Erik McCort

Erik McCort was born and raised in Duluth, MN and is a graduate of Duluth East High School. Erik is a Mortgage Loan Originator with US Bank, where he has been serving the communities mortgage needs since 2012. He currently resides in Hermantown, MN with his two daughters Emma and Alaina.

During the summer months he enjoys the busy home buying season as well as golfing and fishing with his kids. His love of golf takes him around the State of Minnesota and surrounding area in pursuit if new courses and challenges.

Erik is also a member of the Fuse Duluth Volunteer Counsel focusing on helping youth in need in the community and volunteers with several other local community organizations including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and currently serves on the US Bank Foundation Grant Committee.


Staff

Skeeter Moore

Skeeter Moore

Skeeter Moore – Executive Director

Skeeter Moore brings over 15 years of marketing, public relations and development experience to the NorthShore Inline Marathon. Moore is a former UMD and professional hockey player, and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelors degree in Communications.

Moore, who spent 5 years in marketing and development at the University of Duluth Minnesota Athletics, sees tremendous growth potential in the event, and believes a great deal of this potential comes from the race location and beautiful course.

Skeeter served as committee chair for a 40 person Athletic Committee which coordinates events and activities for a 250 plus membership for the Duluth Rotary 25. Other community involvement includes: Advisory Board Member for the Jim Morrissey Youth Athletic Foundation, Vice President Schultz Lake, Lake Association,  Neighbors of Lower Chester Park Board Member, Lake Superior Fund Raising Executives, Volunteer Youth athletic coach, hockey, soccer and baseball, and he has raised over $28,000 for the past nine years as a volunteer rider for the Blackwoods Blizzard Tour snowmobile ride to raise funds to find a cure for ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


Brandon Colucci – Race Director

Brandon Colucci

Brandon Colucci

Brandon is an ambitious and highly motivated student of business. He is a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth majoring in Marketing Analytics and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Originally from Prior Lake, Minnesota Brandon has moved to Duluth to further his education and create evolving opportunities.

Duluth has been of interest for Brandon ever since coming to the Twin Ports area for youth hockey tournaments. His interests include wakeboarding, jet-skiing, ice-hockey, water-skiing, and of course rollerblading. Red Bull Crashed Ice is his new upcoming sport. He likes to take risks in life, going on adventures and enjoying anything that has an engine in it.

He has worked with his dad for the past six years, who runs his own Dock and Lift business in the cities. Along with his dad, Brandon’s mother and two sisters have taught him much of everything that he knows today. He has shown to be an influential leader through many business programs such as the LSBE Entrepreneurship Conference Planning Committee, the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, a member with the National Business Honor Society and was awarded the Business student of the year in 2014. He has visited Guatemala with his church on a mission trip and impacted hundreds. Brandon is extremely excited to see what he can bring to the 2016 NorthShore Inline Marathon.


Sydney Anderson – Expo Director & Marketing Intern

Sydney Anderson

Sydney Anderson

Sydney Anderson is a Junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth, majoring in Communications and minoring in Marketing. She is from Prior Lake, Minnesota but has spent extensive time in the Twin Ports for figure skating competitions throughout her grade school years.

In addition to her studies, Sydney is the Tribune for the Iota Zeta – Duluth chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma, a National Panhellenic Sorority that is 102 years old! She also works as a host at Green Mill and a Team Member at Target.

Sydney has grown up helping her mom put on trade and business expos for the Savage and Southwest Metro Chambers of Commerce and looks forward to putting on this year’s Northshore Inline Marathon Skate and Fitness Expo. As a member of the Northshore Inline Marathon staff, Sydney is ready to move from figure skates to inline skates to explore the North Shore.


Kelsi Novitsky – Media Relations and Marketing Intern

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Kelsi Novitsky

Kelsi Novitsky recently graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a major in Media Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. Originally from the Twin Cities, the Northshore’s natural beauty pulled her to Duluth for school.

Currently, she lives in Superior, WI and is serving a term with Americorps for the Superior Habitat for Humanity. She is also a server at Outback Steakhouse.

Kelsi is passionate about the environment, rescue animals, and mental health advocacy.

Growing up inline skating with two younger brothers, she looks forward to being a part of the Northshore Inline Marathon’s marketing team.


Faith Bradt – Accounting and Finances Intern

Faith Bradt

Faith Bradt

Faith Bradt is a Sophomore at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is double majoring in Accounting and Finance and minoring in marketing at the Carlson School of Management. Faith is a Duluth native and graduated from Duluth East High School and is excited to be back home for the summer.

During her first year at the U, Faith was involved in intramural soccer and volleyball, a member of Women in Business and volunteered with Colleges Against Cancer.  Faith also is a sales associate at the Buckle this summer, where she has worked since her junior year of high school.

Faith has helped at the Grandma’s Marathon Finish Line since she was 12 and is excited to be a part of the behind the scenes work this year for the inline marathon!


Andrew Achter -Graphic Designer

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