Executive Director

With over 25 years of experience in community and economic development, Cheryal currently provides oversight of over $5 million in project, levy and grant annual income. Cheryal delivers program development/implementation, organizational planning and financial oversight. Cheryal is a co-founder of Sprout MN, and brings a passion for local foods, agriculture, place making and developing economic prosperity in Central MN.


Cheryal serves on the following boards and committees:

Regional Children’s Museum, Sprout MN Advisory Committee, Central Lakes College Advisory Council, Christian Labor Union Local 8 Board, Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO), RED Group - Process Design Team, and the national WealthWorks Hub Network.


Cheryal's credentials include Licensed Practical Nurse, Executive Director of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association, a MN Realtor license, and an approved MN Dept. of Commerce and MN Dept of Labor continuing education coordinator.

Cheryal can be reached directly at 218.296.5200 or via email at

200 1st Street NE Suite 2 | Staples, MN 56479 | 218.894.3233

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