Franklin Center Staff
Martin Aschenbrener, Director of Finance
Martin brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience to his role as Director of Finance at Franklin Center. His vast work experience ranges from large corporations (LifeTime Fitness) as Vice President of Operations to startup medical device companies as Vice President of Finance, helping raise capital and managing all aspects of finance and accounting. Martin received his B.A. from Bemidji State University and his MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Allison Barosko, COVID Coordinator
As COVID Coordinator, Allison manages all activities related to COVID including testing programs, contact tracing, communications to families, and reporting required information to the Minnesota Department of Health. Allison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration from Northwestern University. She has extensive experience managing payroll, benefits, and HRIS from positions at MacPhail, Caribou Coffee, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Macalester. She has volunteered in the Children’s Minnesota Families As Partners program for over 10 years. Her long-term assignments have included serving on the Patient and Family Education Council and serving on a quality improvement team for the NICU, dedicated to improving the outcomes of premature infants through increased parent participation.
Georgette Benton, Director of Infrastructure
Georgette has been with Franklin Center since 2013. As the Director of Infrastructure, She manages all the technology as well as facilities management.
Joe DeMarsh, Janitor
Joe keeps our school running smoothly by providing cleaning, upkeep, and security, and by taking care of our student’s and staff’s needs. He partners with high school students who gain custodial experience through in-school jobs.Joe came to Franklin Center after working as a custodian at St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Anoka for 10 years. Prior to that, Joe worked in maintenance.
Andy Dreher, Building Substitute/Enrichment Program Assistant Manager
Andy is the Building Substitute and Enrichment Program Assistant Manager at Franklin Center. He was previously a Behavior Therapist in our middle school classrooms. He received his BA in Psychology with a focus on neuropsychology from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to coming to Franklin Center, he worked with younger clients providing early intervention therapy.
Paul Gloudemans, Admissions
Paul graduated with a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. After many years of working in marketing roles for large corporations, such as Best Buy and LifeTime Fitness, he decided to pursue a career in education. Paul received his teaching certification from the University of St. Thomas and spent a few years in the classroom prior to transitioning into an admissions role at Franklin Center.
Kelsey Goth, Advancement Coordinator
Kelsey serves as an Advancement Coordinator at Franklin Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Wheaton College in Illinois. Prior to Franklin Center, Kelsey worked as a mental health counselor at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in the children’s pavilion serving a diverse population with a wide range of mental illnesses and trauma.
Chloe Herzog, Administrative Assistant
Chloe is an Administrative Assistant for Franklin Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a minor in Technical Writing. Prior to Franklin Center, Chloe worked as a Communications Assistant at the Institute of Child Development and was a Teacher Assistant at Step-by-Step Montessori. In her free time, Chloe enjoys camping, biking, and spending time with loved ones.
Carly Kortuem, Director of Strategic Advancement
As Director of Strategic Advancement, Carly leads our school’s advancement strategies and development. She graduated with high honors from the University of Minnesota. Prior to taking on this role, Carly was the Business Manager at Franklin Academy for four years, where she managed the school’s finances, tuition, HR, and facility operations. Carly comes to Franklin Center with a background in nonprofit management as the founder of a 501(c)3 nonprofit called Peerly Social: An Autism Network, a buddy program for young adults with ASD.
Maureen Maher, Donor Relations Manager
Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She also holds additional graduate-level certifications from the University of St. Thomas. Having worked at organizations like M Health Fairview, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, and the American Cancer Society, Maureen brings over 25 years of experience in donor relations to Franklin Center’s Advancement Department.
Veda Nadem, Bookkeeper
Veda is Franklin Center’s Bookkeeper. Previously, she worked at United Nations Office for Project Services, as a Project Support Officer, handling World Bank grant budgets, financial reports, audits, and other project-related tasks. Veda has eight years of experience in Finance and Project Management. She received her Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.
Karla Przybylski, Human Relations Manager
Karla serves as the Human Relations Manager. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. Karla has experience in client satisfaction, management, and small business operations. Karla has been a part of Franklin Center for over 5 years, working in both HR and Franklin Therapy.
Luella Ramberg, Executive Director and Board of Trustees Executive Assistant
Luella provides administrative support to the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, students, parents, and staff. Prior to her employment at Franklin Center, she served as a Librarian at a community library, providing resources for individuals of diverse backgrounds. Lue also served as a leader of a 4H Club and on the 4H Leader Council, promoting the development of a wide variety of skills in young people between the ages of 4 and 18.
Kate Sands, Administrative Assistant
Kate is an Administrative Assistant for Franklin Center. Kate is currently working on her Master’s of Special Education, with a focus on ASD. Kate has worked with diverse learners in a variety of spaces; from volunteering with Special Olympics to teaching at City Elementary. When not at work, Kate is either going on an outside adventure or creating some artistic masterpieces with her daughter!
Richard Ullman, Custodian
Kim Snow, Interim Executive Director
Kim serves as the Vice Chair of Board, Chair of Capital Campaign, chair of the Development and Marketing Committee, and current Interim Executive Director for Franklin Center. Kim has over 20 years of experience in advertising, marketing strategy, and client services from positions at Fallon, Cargill and Food IQ. Kim earned her MBA in marketing from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a B.A. from Skidmore College. She has two children, one in high school at Franklin Academy, and another at Orono High School.
Amber Trapp, Enrichment Program Manager
Amber is the Enrichment Program Manager. She received her degree in Health, Leisure and Sport Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from The University of Iowa. Prior to working at the Academy of Whole Learning, Amber worked as the Adult Program Manager at Minnetonka Community Education and the Director of Teacher Resources at Youth Enrichment League.
Michelle Williams, Grant Writer
Michelle is the Grant Writer for the Advancement Department. She earned a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to making the shift to Advancement, she was an English teacher and Department Chair at independent schools in the South. Her greatest job, however, is as the parent of a Franklin Academy student.