Board of Directors.

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota is overseen by a volunteer board of directors who collectively lead the organization through strategic planning, and who work together to implement the vision, goals, and objectives of the organization. Current members of the Board of Directors are: 

Donna Peterson, President Member, American Psychological Association | Psychological Services Provider, Independent | Director of the School of Nursing, Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, retired | Founder, School of Nursing, Augsburg College

Elise Mink, Secretary Fund-raising, marketing and communications coordinator, Kinship Partners, retired

Donn N. Peterson, Treasurer,  Forensic Engineer and President of Peterson Engineering | International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences, past President | Mission Lakes Association, past President | National Academy of Forensic Engineer, past Vice President | Minnesota Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, past Chair | Rotary Club of Brainerd, member

Dean W. Fitch, Development Committee Chair Heartland Symphony Orchestra, board member | Biz Solution Expert, CEO | Skybridge Marketing Group, COO, retired | Carlson Companies., VP/General Manager, retired

Mark Utzinger, Operations and Audit Committee Chair Miura America Co, Ltd., COO.  

Lori Sellner, PR/Marketing Committee Chair MSHS Brainerd, Treatment Director 

Michelle McCaughtry, Hospitality Committee Chair Rice Lake Construction Group, payroll administrator 

Sharon Taute, Nominations Committee Chair Bremer Bank, Universal Banker | The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota founding board member

Sarah Aamot, Artistic Director
and founder of The Legacy Chorale, has been a director of choirs, musical director and orchestra conductor since 1987. She holds a MM in Choral Conducting and Literature and teaches choir at Central Lakes College. She has sung as a choral member and soprano soloist with The Minnesota Chorale, the Minnesota Orchestra, The Bach Society of Minnesota, and many other music organizations. She is a member of The American Choral Directors Association, the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and  Chorus America.

Laura Raedeke, Accompanist
has an M.A. in Music Theory and Composition and has been The Legacy Chorale accompanist since its founding in 2002 and has served as organist for Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa and First Congregational UCC in Brainerd. As a composer, she has produced vocal, instrumental, and organ works. 

Anne McMahon, Administrative Assistant & Events Coordinator
comes to the Legacy Chorale with a BA in Elementary Education and a Minor in Music from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. She  appeared in the children’s chorus of two Minnesota Opera productions, La Boheme and Hansel and Gretel and later sang with the Bel Canto Voices, St. Olaf Manitou Singers, St. Olaf Chamber Choir and Augsburg Choir. For the past 20 years, she has had career in finance and customer service, including working as Office Manager for her husband’s cabinet business. Along with being The Legacy Chorale Administrative Assistant & Events Coordinator, she is also a member of The Legacy Chorale, keeping up with and enjoying the thing that she loves most, singing!