2023 – 2024 PTO BOARD MEMBERS
The PTO Board is made up of parents who pool their talents to provide practical support for the school, its teachers, staff and students. Those listed below have volunteered to provide leadership for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested in a board position? Contact us!
Rachel Brandt & Ashley Nelson
Co-Vice PresidentsLindsey Berry & Robyn Vetter
GET TO KNOW THE PTO BOARD
Rachel has been on the Board for six years after being recruited to help on the Spring Fling Committee. She loved it so much she never left! This year, Rachel is looking forward to all the fun things we get to give the teachers, students and staff. It's such a great feeling when we fundraise for one big item and then have enough left over to provide a surprise to everyone. All of the amazing families that support BCE make all of the gifts to the school even more worth it. Rachel is mom to Jacob (6th grade at CMS) and Haley (4th grade at BCE) and married to Joe. In her spare time when she's not working on PTO stuff, managing most of her son's sports teams, or coaching the middle school cheer team, Rachel loves to read, boat, drink wine, and work even more! She co-owns a home organization company called Sort & Order with fellow PTO President, Ashley Nelson. Rachel is a Program Manager at Sportradar, a sports data analytics company that provides gambling/betting data, fantasy apps, and sports channels/broadcasts with all the data needed to function in the wild world of sports.
Ashley first got involved with Staff Appreciation when her oldest was in kindergarten and now marks her third year on the Board. She loves the countless ways we get to support BCE and how successful events like the Fun Run and Family Fun Night are for our school community. Her favorite thing about being involved with the PTO is its ability to provide opportunities to our school that would not otherwise happen. Ashley is married to Andy and together they have Annabelle (4th grade), Everleigh (2nd grade), and Reid (preschool), and Henry (dog). She loves to read, bake, organize, Peloton, spend weekends at their cabin, and attending Iowa State football games. Ashley works in Global Supply Chain Planning at Boston Scientific.
Welcome to Robyn - this is her first year on the Board! She wanted to learn more about the school their family was new to so she helped organize the Book Fairs. This year she's looking forward to being more active in the PTO and being at school to see all the fun things students are doing. She says the best thing about the PTO is being able to positively contribute to the school and getting the know the staff better. Robyn is married to Brandon and they have two kids, Andrew (6th grade) and Allison (4th grade), plus birds and hamsters. She's an avid runner and "Peloton-er". Robyn and her family have spent the last 15 years living in DC, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and three moves within Texas all due to her husband's military service. They are excited to be settling in Chanhassen with no more moves or school changes. Robyn is also a Virtual Executive Assistant.
Six years ago at Kindergarten Preview Night, Lindsey walked up to the PTO President at the time and asked to get involved. Next thing she knew, she was a co-President! Lindsey has served in a variety of roles on the Board for the past six years and is looking forward to making this year the BEST year yet. Lindsey is married to Scott and their family includes Jack (5th grade), Luke (2nd grade) and Leo the Goldendoodle. In her spare time, she loves to bake, entertain, travel and go shopping. Lindsay has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 11 years and just recently starting from part-time from home for Goldfish Swim Schools doing their sales and enrollments.
Jonathan got involved with the PTO during COVID and has served on the Board for three years. Each year he looks forward to contributing more for the school, kids and teachers so they have a great year. He loves being able to give donations back to the school. Jonathan is married to Sarah and they have two girls, Hailey (6th grade) and Natalie (3rd grade). They are a very active family playing tons of sports including tennis and soccer. Fun fact about the Tishlers - they lived abroad for three years and made some amazing memories. Jonathan works as a Finance Manager at United Health Care.
Emily is the newbie on the PTO board, joining just this October. She had enjoyed volunteering at the Fun Run and the rollerskating unit in PE for a few years, so when she saw an opening for PTO Treasurer, she thought it'd be a great way to get more involved and meet new people! Emily is married to Brett and they have two children, Jacob (2nd grade) and Olivia (Pre-K), and a golden retriever, Jackson. She is excited to have both kids at Bluff Creek and on the same schedule next year! Emily enjoys staying active by running, cross country skiing, or taking classes at LifeTime, reading when she can find a spare minute, and traveling around with their camper in the summer. Emily works as a Retail Credit Supervisor for Hormel Foods.
Becky joined the Board last year after co-chairing the Family Fun Night committee. She loves how the PTO has a direct and positive impact in the school. In a world full of "no", it's super fun that the PTO gets to say "yes, let's do it"! This year she's looking forward to deepening the engagement between parents, teachers and staff by, hopefully, inspiring everyone to get more involved. Becky is married to Brock and they have two boys, Cole (2nd grade) and Carson (kindergarten). She's an avid sports fan, especially college football, and loves to travel, be on a lake somewhere, and host neighborhood parties. Becky works as a freelance account manager in experiential marketing and also owns A Full Glass Events, a wine entertainment and education business.