Camp Sweet Life 2023

2023 Camp Sweet Life Executive Board of Directors

President and Interim Treasure:

Timothy Emmers, Tim works for KEYC TV as a Marketing Sales Representative. Tim and his wife (Rochelle)
have six amazing kids including 2 beautiful Type 1 daughters (Malayna and Mariana). Started Strike Out T1D in
2020 to help raise funds for CSL and awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. Joined the Board for CSL in 2021 with a
goal to continue Strike out T1d and to bring families of those with Type 1 Diabetes together.


Tina Carstens, Executive Director for Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District with over 20 years’
experience in water resources management. Enjoys traveling, camping, and reading a good book.
Mother of daughter with Type 1 Diabetes.


Anna Reedy, T1D since 1998; served as the Youth Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes in 2004 and has served as a volunteer with JDRF since that time,
working closely with newly diagnosed families and participating on JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee.
Equity Specialist at Buffalo High School. Anna serves on the Camp Sweet Life Board of Directors because she is
passionate about ensuring kids with T1D have the resources they need and are connected with others like

Executive Director-

Rene’ Maes, Jr.,   Bachelor of Science in Business Management with minor in Sales, Marketing, and Management. Initial Board member for Camp Sweet Life Adventures, Inc.

Contact Info:  Phone (507)995-6910             Email:

Board Members:       
Barbara Evans,
After years at home spent raising a family, I have recently reentered the work force as an event planner with
Lund’s & Byerly’s. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and playing pickleball. I love spending time with my
husband and four children. Years ago, I worked as an educator and a lawyer. I value compassion, kindness, and
collaboration. In 2019, my daughter was diagnosed with T1D, and continue to be amazed at the efforts of so
many people to help her daughter to cope with this disease.


Alan R. Fitterer, Masters & Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership/K-12 School Principal from Minnesota
State University, Mankato; Public School Teacher for 10 years; Secondary Principal for the past 20 years.
Enjoys family travel, hiking/visiting State & National Parks, avid MN sports fanatic, being a dad & supporting
our kids in their activities, recycling & an environmental concerns advocate. Type 1 Diabetes since 1980.


Kristin Kilgren, Elementary Art Specialist for the past 19 years with a degree in Studio Art and Masters in
Elementary Education. Volunteers with Girl Scouts, school Parent Teacher Organization, and church. Enjoys
spending time with family on the water, off-roading and traveling. Type 1 Diabetic since 1988. I grew up
attending diabetes camp and is excited to share that opportunity with others.


Dr. Robert Larson, MD with 40+ years in Pediatric Diabetes care. Completed fellowship in Pediatric
Endocrinology. Past President of Camp Sweet Life.


Cheryl Loughmiller, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Nursing. Experience with volunteer groups
through church, school, and community.  Type 1 Diabetes for over 40 years and 3 sons with Type 1 Diabetes.


Jesse Sondreal, Graduated from Huron University – B.S. Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude)
Also – UND School of Law – Juris Doctor (With Distinction)
5 TH Judicial District of MN – Judicial Law Clerk, Meade County, SD – Deputy State’s Attorney
Pennington County, SD – Deputy State’s Attorney, Meade County, SD – State’s Attorney (Appointed and
multiple elections), LSI Inc. – General Counsel, JLBJ Holdings Corp. – EVP Corporate & Shareholder Affairs
JLBJ Holdings Corp. – Family Office President, JBS Advisory Services, LLC – Owner
President of the South Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association, appointed to the South Dakota Board of Pardons
& Paroles, Appointed to the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission
Appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, helped create and piloted South Dakota’s first
Alternative Court System (4 th Circuit Drug Court), Adjunct Professor at both Black Hills State University and the
University of South Dakota, Professor roster at the National Advocacy Center
Sturgis Center for the Arts – Board Member, Blackhills Community Playhouse – Board Member
John Link Community Center Inc. – Board Member, Northwood Technical College Foundation – Board Member
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation – Board Member
Completed Harvard Business School’s Family Office Wealth Management


Libbie Tuthill, I have been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Endocrine Clinic at Children's Hospitals and
Clinic of Minnesota for the past 9 years. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Nurse practitioner, I was a Certified
Diabetes Educator for 18 years. Have been Med Staff at Diabetes camps in Michigan, Colorado, and Wisconsin.
Volunteer for a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program called Walk On. Enjoy spending time with family (both
human and furry-cat, dog, and horse), tennis, skiing, anything on the water, and hiking.