providing residents with a beautiful & comfortable place to live, along with the daily care and assistance they require.

Meet Our Staff

We are fortunate to have such a talented, driven and enthusiastic team of professionals committed to fulfilling Copperfield Hill’s mission and dedication to serving our residents.

 

Todd Klein, Executive Director

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Todd has a degree in Health Administration from the University of South Dakota and had over 15 years of experience in the senior housing industry when he joined the Copperfield Hill team in 2015. He enjoys being part of the Copperfield family and serving the wonderful residents that call Copperfield home.  Todd works each day to make a difference in the lives of our seniors.  On summer weekends you can find Todd and his family out on the boat enjoying one of Minnesota's many lakes. During the winter months Todd enjoys coaching his son's basketball team.

 

Olivia Caspers, RN, Director of Healthcare 

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Olivia started out as an RN at Copperfield Hill in 2015 and was excited to expand her involvement by becoming our Director of Healthcare.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica and has a wealth of experience working with seniors in various settings. Olivia enjoys working with our residents and their families to ensure that all their needs are met in the warm, safe and secure environment Copperfield Hill provides.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and their dogs camping, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Mary Ngeru, Manor Assistant Manager

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Mary is a long time member of the Copperfield Hill family. She holds a Paralegal degree and has worked in the senior housing industry since 2003. Mary loves all aspects of working with seniors and you can tell she enjoys her job – she always has a smile on her face! Mary is committed to meeting the needs of residents and families and making Copperfield Hill a supportive environment that provides the highest quality of life and service. Mary’s favorite pastime is spending time with her friends and family.

 

Marci Franz, Lodge Assistant Manager

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Marci has a degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University and had over 20 years of experience in social work when she joined the Copperfield Hill team in 2017. Marci lives just blocks away from Copperfield with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.  One of her favorite things about working at Copperfield is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of seniors that live in her neighborhood. 

 

Sherry Schmidt, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Sherry is no stranger to Copperfield Hill.  This is her second time in this position!  Sherry was happy to re-join the Copperfield Hill family in 2016 when she returned to the Twin Cities after living in the Brainerd Lakes area. In her own words, “working with the residents and staff at Copperfield Hill feels like I have come back home.” And the feeling is mutual! Sherry is currently finishing her degree from Bethel University with a major in Christian Ministries and a minor in Organizational Leadership. In her spare time, Sherry enjoys chasing after her two children and attending all their sporting activities. She and her family love nature and enjoy discovering the many hidden gems in Minnesota by camping, hiking and kayaking.

 

Charlotte Hoes, Community Liaison

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Charlotte holds degrees in English and Economics from the University of Arizona. While her current job at Copperfield Hill was her first foray into the senior housing industry, she has a long history of volunteerism, especially working with seniors. Working at Copperfield Hill allows her to keep that connection with seniors while helping to provide information to the surrounding and senior communities about the resources and services Copperfield Hill has to offer. A native of Wyoming, Charlotte now lives in Plymouth with her husband and two sons.

 

Brian Kesanen, Dining Services Director

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Brian is a graduate of the Chef & Management Program at Hibbing Community College. Brian had over 35 years of experience in the food service industry under his belt before he set foot in the Copperfield Hill kitchen in 2012. He has worked in restaurants, hotels, resorts, colleges, health care facilities and worked for Sholom Community Alliance as Director of Campus Nutritional Services for 10 years. He is passionate about creating and serving delicious, fresh meals to our residents and his goal is to create the best dining experience possible. Brian lives in Rockford with his wife Denise and chocolate lab Molly. They enjoy traveling and spending time at the lake.

 

Jan Hartsook, Pastor

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Pastor Jan has a BA in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  Pastor Jan taught biology at Cooper High School in New Hope and Chaska High School for 10 years and then served for 29 years as a pastor at First Lutheran in Trimont, Kansas Lake Lutheran in rural Butterfield, and St. Philip's in Fridley.  She greatly enjoys being at Copperfield Hill and working with the caring staff and wonderful residents. Pastor Jan lives in Spring Lake Park with her husband who is also a pastor.  They have three children and TEN grandchildren! Her favorite pastimes include reading, walking, camping and being with family and friends.

 

Beth Sutton, Recreation & Wellness Director

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Beth has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.  She had over 22 years of experience in the activities, recreation and wellness field when she joined the Copperfield Hill family in 2015.  Beth loves working with seniors and she really appreciates what the staff at Copperfield Hill does for them. Beth lives in Plymouth with her son and their dog.  In her free time you can find her fishing and swimming with her family.

 

Michelle Lange, Business Office Manager 

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Michelle began her career in multi-family housing in 1998 and has held a variety of roles in that industry, including Community Manager and Accountant.  She says her favorite thing about working at Copperfield Hill is seeing how the staff truly care about the residents and making Copperfield a place the residents love to live and staff love to work.  Michelle is very excited about being part of that!  Michelle is thrilled to be a grandmother and during the summer months she spends as much time as she can at the family cabin. 

 

Testimonials

[Since moving in] she has since felt at home amongst friends, and especially with certain caregivers, receptionists and activities persons. She is treated with honor and dignity. There is laughter, lighthearted conversations and plenty of love to be seen.  The meals are wonderful with wide variety, outings of wide array, help at the touch of your finger, homey surroundings with décor for the seasons, staff that go the extra mile to serve and make this peoples’ home.

-Family Member of Resident

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