Advisory Team

Andrea 'Andi' Kubesh

20 years of military experience; 10 years in MN National Guard and 10 years in Army Reserves. Served 2 tours of duty, both in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Luverne, MN

Duane Tewinkel

Retired TSgt. US Air Force, 20 years active service. Overseas: Vietnam, Thailand and the Phillipines. Rated 60% disabled by the VA with Type 2 Diabetes due to Agent Orange Exposure, Tendinitis, Bunions, and PTSD

POW/MIA Chair VVA State Council, South Dakota

Luke Greiner- Labor Market Analyst

Luke Greiner is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and currently works for the Department of Employment and Economic Development as the regional analyst for central and southwestern Minnesota. Luke conducts research, writes publications, and provides presentations about Greater Minnesota's economy, job market, industry trends, career and educational decision making, and higher education outcomes. He has a bachelor's degree in management from Park University in Parkville, MO and currently serves on the National ACT Steering Committee and Minnesota State ACT Council. St.Cloud MN


Brandielee 'Lee' Baker, NLPMP - President, Program Developer & Training Coordinator of The Code 9 Project + Advocate for the prevention of PTSD & suicide for all First Responders & their families

Her body of work includes: the nationally accredited S.H.A.R.E. training programs, T.U.F. Universal Peer Support Program and The Burnout & Resilience lecture series. Ms Baker is also the creator of the First Responder Meditations available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play
  • New York City, NY


Evan Verbrugge, Rock County Sheriff 

Been in Law Enforcement for 29 years, 13 years as the current Sheriff


Jeff Dill  - President of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance

Only organization in the U.S. which tracks and validates Firefighter, EMS and Dispatch suicides. Tracks wildland and military firefighters as well. Travels across America presenting PTSD/suicide/behavioral health workshops. Has spoken to Air Force personnel at F.E. Warren, JAFB in San Antonio, Luke AFB, Eielson AFB and was invited to meet personnel at the Pentagon in December of 2019. Retired Fire Captain, 26 years, in NW suburbs of Chicago, IL   

Randy Gunnick -  Architect @ MSH Architects 

Randy is LEED certified and has a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Bachelor of Science in the Fine Arts. Randy served 22 years in the Army National Guard where he received numerous achievement and service medals


Zeke Hanson - Filmmaker                                

Zeke is a filmmaker and photojournalist who has worked all over the world on commercial projects and documentaries. Along with his siblings and theater owner Glenn Burmeister, they created the Dancing Spider Film Festival in Luverne, MN