Tammy Biery – Executive Director

Tammy is responsible for organizing, directing, coordinating, measuring and reporting outcomes about the operations of Career Solutions towards the attainment of plans established by the boards and Council and in compliance with laws, rules, policies, and contracts. Tammy works with multiple programs and partners to use resources to encourage joint participation and collaboration to achieve needed outcomes. She is a board member of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud, and a board member for EPIC, a hands-on career exploration event for high school students in Central MN.

Background: Prior to joining Career Solutions, Tammy was the director of Administrative Services at Resource Training & Solutions and was part of the Executive Leadership Team. She was responsible for operations, managing member communications, and other initiatives that are in alignment with the strategic plan. One of her greatest accomplishments at Resource was to lead the building project, in coordination with strategic alliances, to develop a convertible, collaborative office and education center in Sartell, MN.

Tammy has 20 years of experience in sales and marketing program development that have been designed to support corporate strategic initiatives. She has led teams of all ages in all areas of marketing-product development, packaging, market research, program development, marketing communications, branding, and training.

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Education: Master of Business Administration and Master of Management with emphasis in change leadership (double major), College of St. Scholastica, St. Cloud, MN; Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management, St. Paul, MN; Concordia University; Associate of Arts, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN

Jacob Kaduk, GCDF – Client Services Manager

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Sports Management, St. Cloud State University

Background: Operations management and customer service

Hobbies: He enjoys visiting with family and friends, spending time at the cabin, traveling, fishing, and anything to do with sports.

Ask Jacob about: Sports

What he loves about Career Solutions: Jacob enjoys working with people and assisting them in any way possible. He enjoys building relationships with others and help them reach their goals and succeed in life.

Angie Dahle, GCDF – Business Services Manager

Angie started working for Career Solutions in 2000 where she worked a Career Planner and provided career counseling and coaching to assist individuals in developing attainable career goals.

In 2016 Angie started working as the Business Services Manager. She is responsible for Career Solutions marketing & advertising, coordinating workforce development events, supervising reception & Career Lab staff, serving as one of Central Minnesota’s Rural Career Counseling Coordinators (RC3) for Region 3, serving as a Career Cluster Lead for EPIC (a hands-on career exploration event for high school students in Central MN) and providing Business Services to local employers:

Education: Bachelor of Science, Social Work, Winona State University; GCDF Global Career Development Facilitator Certificate, National Career Development Association

Scott Loesch – Finance Manager

Hometown: Marty (Pearl Lake)

Education: Accounting Diploma, St. Cloud Technical & Community College,  Accounting Associate Degree, Rasmussen College

Hobbies: Scott plays softball in a men’s 35 & old wooden bat league in central Minnesota. Scott enjoys spending time with family and working on DIY yard or home projects.

Ask Scott about: Minnesota sports teams….or his four grandsons!

Ann M – Development and Program Manager

Ann joined Career Solutions in 2020. Her role is to build the capacity of Friends of Career Solutions, the 501©3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting the youth programs CareerONE and LEARN and EARN and Immigrant Services. Ann is growing the profile of Friends of Career Solutions, so it may, in turn, increase the number of youth and business participants. The results will create a more vital workforce for Benton and Stearns counties. Ann comes from the nonprofit world with 35 years of experience in programming, marketing, grant writing and fundraising.

Education: B.A., Metro State University

Background: Thirty-four years in the history museum field.

Kari C Executive Assistant

Kari provides administrative support to Career Solutions. She enjoys working at Career Solutions because she knows she can make a difference! Whether that is helping her co-workers with projects or being there for someone when they need extra support, Kari is always there to lend a helping hand.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with Human Resource Concentration from St. Cloud State University (SCSU)

Volunteer Experience: While earning her college education, Kari worked 30+ hours per week, secured an internship and volunteered for the 4-H Horse Program. This volunteering continues throughout her career as it is one of Kari’s passions. She not only educates youth on how to ride horses but she mentors and empowers youth in a positive manner.

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Jeni P, GCDF – Outreach & Eligibility Specialist

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Educational Psychology and Family Social Science, University of Minnesota; GCDF Global Career Development Facilitator Certificate, National Career Development Association

Background: Jeni has had many diverse roles in non-profit organizations and administrative positions.

What Jeni likes to do in her spare time: Music festivals

Ask Jeni about: How to get enrolled into Career Solutions’ programs.

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Jeni enjoys the variety of people that she meets.

Lisa B, MA – CareerONE Summer Supervisor

Education: BA from College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and MA from St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN.

Background: Lisa is currently a licensed elementary and middle school math teacher during the school year. She has been a teacher for 20+ years. Lisa has spent most of her teaching career in the 6th grade, but has taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as well. She coaches junior high volleyball and high school track and field. Lisa has been a part of Career Solutions – Summer CareerONE program since 2002!

What Lisa likes to do in her spare time: Lisa likes to run – she has run 2 marathons, 5 half marathons and dozens of 5K and 10Ks. Lisa is also an avid reader and reads about a book a month.

Ask her about: Her two sons

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Lisa loves getting to make a difference in the lives of youth. She can be an advocate for some who don’t have anyone else. Lisa says she knows that CareerONE changes lives for all that are involved every year.

Judy K, GCDF – Career Planner

Education: BS degree in Elementary Education, St. Cloud State University

Background: Judy has diversified experience and has held roles in administrative positions and human resources

Hobbies: She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, flower & vegetable gardening, biking and being outdoors.

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Judy enjoys the opportunity to meet people from all around the world as well as the privilege of being able to help people.

Jankai M, GCDF – Career Planner – Dislocated Worker Team

Education: Bachelor of Science, Social Work, minor in Human Relations, SCSU

Background: Jankai has previous experience in retail customer service, as a personal care aide, as a Career Planner Intern and Career Lab Specialist with Career Solutions before joining the Dislocated Worker Team in 2018.

Hobbies: She enjoys traveling and photography.

Ask Jankai about: Fashion and U.S. history

What she loves about Career Solutions: Jankai enjoys meeting people from all different walks of life, hearing their stories and knowing she can make an impact on the lives of the people she works with.

Trisha W, LSW, GCDF – Career Planner

Education: Bachelor of Science, Social Work, SCSU; Licensed Social Worker

Background: Trisha has worked with a variety of Career Solutions programs such as Outreach to Schools, CareerONE, Dislocated Worker/ WIOA Adult programs, and WIOA Young Adult/Youth Program.

Hobbies: She enjoys biking, fishing, crocheting, watching football, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.

What she loves about Career Solutions: Trisha likes that she has been able to work with and help a wide variety of people from youth to adults.

Karen S – Accounting Specialist

Education: Graduate from SCTCC Secretarial Program

Background: Karen worked for Cold Spring Electric Services, Inc., for nearly 30 years as an office manager before joining Career Solutions in 2018.

Hobbies: She enjoys being outside- walking, 4-wheeling, hiking, biking and boating. In the winter she enjoys bingo, crafts, cooking, baking, concerts, sewing and vacationing in warm and sunny U.S. destinations!

Ask Karen about: Her grandbabies! She loves being a grandma!

What she loves about Career Solutions: She loves the people. She says “Everyone at Career Solutions is so kind and caring, it’s contagious!” Karen also enjoys being busy and says “There is so much to do every day and I like the large variety of work and learning new things.”

Judy M – Reception & Career Lab Specialist

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, SCSU

Background: Most of Judy’s professional life has been in the field of Education. Her favorite experiences have been in facilitating workshops and helping people with job skills.

Hobbies: Judy enjoys reading, gardening, and golfing.

Ask Judy about: Her favorite Shi-Tzu named Meggy

Kim R, GCDF – Career Planner

Education: BA Communications & Psychology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Background: Recruiting, Business Development, & Operations

Hobbies: Kim enjoys keeping up with her 3 teenagers and their activities (baseball, softball, basketball, trap shooting, & church activities). She also loves going to her “happy place”, aka Target, with her daughter and getting a Starbucks.

Ask Kim about: Her 3 kids. She’s a proud Mom!

Caroline R – Lead Career Planner, GCDF, MBTI Certified Practitioner

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Education: BA Elementary Education, English Minor, College of St. Benedict

Background: Before joining Career Solutions in 2019, Caroline was an educator in the St. Cloud area for 29 years and has experience with mentoring new teachers. For six years, she was a member of a local school board and various board committees, including hiring, policies, bylaws and elections.

Hobbies: Caroline enjoys trying new recipes, reading, and kayaking at their family lake cabin.

Ask Caroline about: Traveling and her family

What she loves about her job or Career Solutions: Caroline enjoys helping people make connections and assisting them with their job search journey.

Tom H – Career Planner

Education: Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management, Mass Communications, Physical Education

College: St. Cloud State University

Background: Tom went through the Dislocated Worker Program in 2012 when the Verso paper mill closed.

Hobbies: He enjoys golf, biking and spoiling his grandchildren.

Ask Tom about: His grandchildren. (He might have to show you a picture or two).

What he loves about his job at Career Solutions: Tom enjoys helping clients as they decide on the next step in their career. Having been in their shoes, he says he knows just how they feel.

April S – Outreach & Eligibility Specialist / Career Planner

Education: AAS Sales & Management, SCTCC, BS Business Management, College of St. Scholastica

Background: April has experience in retail customer service, sales and banking.

Hobbies: She enjoys attending concerts with her husband especially Kid Rock, attending motorcycle rallies and motorcycle benefit rides with her husband.

Ask April about: Motorcycles, tattoos and dogs

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: April says the staff are very nice and they want you to succeed. She also enjoys meeting and assisting customers.

Angela S – Lead Career Planner

Education: BS Elementary Education

Background: Angela has been an Elementary School Teacher and/or Instructional Coach for 20+ years. She loves leading training and professional development. Angela was a member of a local school board for four years and was a member of many committees (hiring, policy, bylaw, leadership, election…) She was also the District Assessment Coordinator at a local charter school working closely with the MN Dept. of Education.

Hobbies: She enjoys boating with her family, watching her sons play hockey and daughter play soccer, Netflix series, reading and shopping…and she loves coffee and chocolate!

Ask Angela about: Parasailing in Grand Cayman

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Angela enjoys getting to know people and supporting them on their career path.


Samira S – Career Planner

Education: BS degree in Business Administration

Background: Samira’s field of study is management and finance. She has 5 years’ experience in youth counseling, administration, and human resources management.

Hobbies: Samira enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, watching documentaries and movies/series.

Ask Samira about: Living on different continents

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Samira loves how the team really wants to help and give support to whoever comes on board. She enjoys helping clients achieve the career they want to succeed in their lives.

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Karen H – Reception & Career Lab Specialist

Hometown: Richmond, MN

Background: Karen started working and volunteering in her community in her youth. Karen had the advantage of working on several dairy farms throughout Stearns and Morrison County growing up. Farm-life, sharing her adolescence with 15 nieces/nephews, as well as having a larger family is what contributes to Karen’s hold nothing back, non-conventional thinking, and can-do attitude.

Motto: “Have fun with life’s obstacles, they are opportunities to try something new!”

Hobbies: Karen enjoys outside activities, music, rock picking, and learning something new.

Ask Karen about: Running with lions.

What she loves about her job at Career Solutions: Karen loves working with the talented, supportive team here. The greatest reward is seeing how clients each have a story that contains a discovery of their own strengths to achieve their goals. Witnessing their accomplishments is a benefit that is priceless


Nimo H – Career Planner

Hometown: Mankato, MN

Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Work

College: Minnesota State University Mankato

Hobbies: Nimo enjoys watching Netflix series and spending time with her nieces.


Nour – Career Planner

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor Community Psychology, St. Cloud State University

Background: Nour has worked with the CareerONE summer youth program. Before joining Career Solutions, Nour was a youth development professional with a diverse background which included retail customer service, and interpreting.

Hobbies: Binge watching New Girl, Ugly Betty, and Superstore. She also loves immersing herself in the virtual worlds of video games.

Ask me about: Growing up in multiple different countries and navigating the intricacies of these various cultures and mastering different languages.