Special Initiatives Director
Alison was hired in 2020 as the Special Initiatives Director at BLAEDC. Her diverse professional experience and training brings a new perspective to our organization. She led our rebranding process in 2021, and continues to develop and implement other special initiatives that support our mission of expanding business, building community, and growing jobs in Crow Wing County. Alison has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Along with over 15 years in the education and counseling field, Alison also brings experience in small business, social media marketing, and professional development training. As an active community member, Alison volunteers at the Gull Lake Sailing School/Gull Lake Yacht Club as well as serves as a board member for two local organizations: School Counseling Advisory Board for Forestview Middle School and the Innovative Schools Project Board (Sourcewell).
Alison was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. She enjoys spending time on the lake with her family, traveling, and cheering on the Central Lakes College Raider Football team. Alison is married to Greg, and they have three children, Jackson, Alexa and Blake.