Alumni Profiles

Nick Wayne

Nick Wayne (’02)

Nick, a 2002 Bethany graduate, is a full-time music director for the department of theatre and dance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. WHAT YOU DO • • • I currently fill the full-time position of music director for the department of theatre and dance at Minnesota State University in Mankato. I coordinate all things music…

Amanda Rose (2007)

Amanda Rose (’07)

After graduating from Bethany in 2007, Amanda went on to earn her Master’s degree in Music Composition and Technology from the University of Wisconsin (Peck School of the Arts). At Peck school of the arts, she earned the Chancellor’s award and a professor’s assistant position. As a professor’s assistant she taught music theory to UWM…

Charis Carmichael Braun (2004)

Charis Carmichael Braun (’04)

After graduating from Bethany in 2004, Charis went on to study at the New York Academy of Art. She currently works as a fine artist, graphic designer, and arts administrator. WHAT YOU DO • • • I’m an artist and arts administrator. I always have multiple gears running (along with cups of caffeine). Currently, you…

Michael Knepprath (2010)

Michael Knepprath (’10)

Michael, a 2010 Bethany Graduate, currently works as front-end developer at Pear Tree Greetings in North Mankato, Minn. WHAT YOU DO • • • I design and build user interfaces that are functional first, but also a pleasure to view and use. My position requires a 50/50 split between design and code – I am…

Gina Kammer (2010)

Gina Kammer (’10)

Gina, a 2010 Bethany graduate, received her MA degree in English literature from the University of South Dakota in 2012. Since then, she has been teaching writing and journalism courses as an adjunct instructor in Mankato. She currently works as a Media Researcher at Capstone Publishers. WHAT YOU DO • • • I’ve always loved…

Anna Kempfert (2010)

Anna Kempfert (’10)

Anna, a 2010 Bethany graduate, works with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism (Student Affairs) at the University of Maine, Orono. WHAT YOU DO • • • As a VISTA employee, my job is to assist local communities in creating plans to…

Kristian Botten (2011)

Kristian Botten (’11)

After completing our program with a degree from Bethany and a civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Kristian now works at Mathiowetz Construction Company as an estimator and engineer in training. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am responsible for many tasks. In the winter season my primary job is to help…

David Hicke

David Hicke (’10)

David, a 2010 Bethany graduate, works for Polaris Industries as an Off-Road Vehicle Systems Engineer in Wyoming, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am currently responsible for keeping the engines “cool” in our off road vehicles (ATV and side by side vehicles: Sportsman, Ranger, RZR, etc.) This includes designing a cooling system to…

Seth Hueckman (2007)

Seth Hueckman (’07)

After completing our program and earning degrees from Bethany and the University of Minnesota, Seth works at Barr Engineering Company, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I work for a consulting firm that provides a wide range of engineering services for a variety of clients. I have spent the…

Kristen (Scislow) Budahn (2008)

Kristen (Scislow) Budahn (’08)

Kristen Budahn, a 2008 Bethany graduate, is a family practice physician with Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota. WHAT YOU DO • • • I practice full spectrum family medicine at a rural hospital/ clinic. I see patients from birth until death in the clinic and hospital. I also see patients in the hospital…

Ashley Philippi (2008)

Ashley Philippi (’08)

Ashley, a 2008 Bethany graduate, works at Columbia Elementary School in Sandy, Utah. She has had the opportunity to teach 2nd, 3rd, and currently 5th grade. WHAT YOU DO • • • My goal every day is to spread the joy of learning to my students. My responsibility as a teacher is to teach academics,…

Angela Heidelberger (2008)

Angela Heidelberger (’08)

Angela, a 2008 Bethany graduate, works as a real estate loan assistant at Pioneer Bank and is also one of the founders and executive director of Lasting Imprint, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising awareness of congenital heart defects. WHAT YOU DO • • • As executive director and one of the founders of Lasting…

Mary Ramirez (2010)

Mary Ramirez (’10)

In addition to her work as a senior proposal writer for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Mary is also a branded contributor to The Chris Salcedo Show via TheBlaze Radio Network. Mary is a 2010 Bethany graduate. WHAT YOU DO • • • In my role at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, I am tasked with managing the proposal…

Matthew Schaffer (2010)

Matthew Schaffer (’10)

Matthew is currently finishing his second year at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. He will be moving to Rapid City, South Dakota, in August to begin rotations at Rapid City Regional Hospital. WHAT YOU DO • • • I am currently studying the various systems of the human body, their…

Jonathan Hartwig (2007)

Jonathan Hartwig (’07)

Jonathan is the founder and principal owner of BLUEORANGE Media, an e-commerce media firm based out of Austin, Texas. WHAT YOU DO • • • Owning a business brings with it a hodgepodge of responsibilities. No two days are the same. Some days are dedicated to business development and finding that next project, whether that’s…

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