Our Team

 

 Dan and Holly Fifield, R.N. | Co-founders, President and Treasurer, respectively

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Dan and Holly are the driving forces behind The Landing MN, having founded the organization in December 2018. The husband and wife duo have a passion for helping others, and work to make changes in our community to provide their friends facing homelessness the assistance to make positive steps forward.

Dan, a former emergency room nurse, is the boots on the ground day in and day out. You can find him on the streets meeting with the individuals the organization serves, doing anything from intakes to shuttling to and from medical appointments, court hearings, and so much more.

Holly works as an oncology nurse at Mayo Clinic, having previously been in the labor and delivery unit for 20 years. From planning outreach events and fundraisers to handling the finances, you will be hard fetched to find a time where Holly isn’t utilizing her time to help and serve others.

When they’re not working hard on all things The Landing MN, Dan and Holly enjoy spending their free time with family - their 9 kids and 11 grandkids - and their four pups.

Paul Newton | Vice President

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Paul joined The Landing MN, Inc. team in June of 2019 after watching their C2: Community + Connection Forum online and feeling moved to join the cause. Currently a Hearing Healthcare Professional, Paul - a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran - serves as the President of the Minnesota Hearing Healthcare Professionals Inc. Over the years, he has traveled the United States and Canada conducting consumer education seminars, and has lobbied on the State and Federal level for Veterans rights and the rights of the hearing impaired.

In his free time, Paul enjoys fishing and spending time with his family, including Nancy – his wife of 38 years – and their two children and grandchildren.


Sylvia Rogers | Secretary

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Sylvia has served the Rochester area since 2013 as a realtor with Edina Realty. In previous years, she has served on the Executive Board of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes where she served as President for 3 years. Sylvia has also served on the Executive Board of the Rochester Amateur Sport Commissioner for 11 years and serving as President of the Board. In addition to her professional endeavors, she works to end human trafficking and animal abuse/neglect. In her spare time, Sylvia loves to travel with her husband, Steve, and spend time with her family and two dogs.

Alex Hurlebaus | board member

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A graduate of Winona State’s Bachelors of Social Work program and a Marine Corps Veteran, Alex has 5 years of experience working as a Social Worker in Rochester. With his background in working with those facing homelessness, Alex joined The Landing MN team eager to continue to help in-need individuals. He is known for being outgoing and outspoken in the face of inequality and injustice; qualities which have lent themselves well in his efforts toward being a good social worker and father.

A Rochester-native, Alex resides here with his son, spouse-equivalent, her son, and their black lab. His free time is occupied with kids sports, reading, bike riding, and enjoying local coffee shops with his family.

kevin lund | board member



jeff matteson | board member

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With 13 years of experience in full time ministry, Jeff serves as the lead pastor at Hope Summit Christian Church in Rochester, where he has resided for 5 years. He joined The Landing MN, Inc. after….. ; he has a passion for following Jesus’ call to care for those on the fringes of society. When Jeff isn’t hanging out with his wife and three children or leading the church, h enjoys painting, bladesmithing, and playing tabletop games.

Sarah Fifield | marketing coordinator

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Sarah has been with The Landing MN, Inc. since its start, helping curate the organization’s image and overall brand, from the logo to the website and social media pages. Her passion for marketing and design led Sarah to obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Winona State University, where she learned the power that can come from a brand and its impact on a community. She enjoys every second she spends working on projects for The Landing MN, and cherishes the bonds she has formed with many individuals facing homelessness through the organization’s outreach.

When she isn’t creating content for The Landing MN, Sarah is working her marketing and design business, StoddardSTUDIOS, or spending time with her fiancé and their 1-year old son, Charlie.