Meet Our Staff at Bear Creek Services


Linda Driessen --- Executive Director

Linda Driessen

Executive Director

Ashley Barenek

Ashley Barenek

Program Director

Independent Living Services

Diane Sellner

Program Director

Group Homes

Sunday Odeyinka

Sunday Odeyinka

Program Director - Group Homes


Brian Hale

Marketing & Development Director

Todd Devine

Finance Director

Emmy McCoy

Human Resources Director

Pam Alberts

Events & Volunteer Coordinator


Allison Alberts

Scheduling Coordinator

Sharon Love

Training Coordinator

Angie Froisland

Administrative Assistant

Connie Wendt 2

Connie Wendt

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Neil Witzel

Health Services Director

Katie Hughes

Katy Hughes

NorthWest House
& Cedar Hills House

Nikkie Haas

Nikkie Hass

Park Hill House
& Tower Hill House

Open Position

Allendale House


Desiree Michaelson

Westchester Manor House

Lsa V

Lisa Volkman


Amanda Bale

Amanda Bale

Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

AH1Anh Pham

Barton Place 2


Emily Snyder

LPN - Allendale House

Melissa Fogarty

Melissa Fogarty

Meadow Lakes House & Oxford House


Vanessa Ulrich

Barton Place 1

Barb Holmes

Barbara Holmes

Kelly D’s House


Wendy Klemmer



Travis Thompson

Westberry House


Larry Graham

Facilities Coordinator

Board of Directors:


Daniel Dogo-Esekie

Mayo Clinic


Marilyn Fryer

Retired – Nurse


Kate Heins

Century High School


 Roxanne Hellickson

MBT Bank


Alan Johnsrud

Retired - School Teacher

Laura Martin

Community Volunteer


Brian Moser

Titan Industries


Pete Roseboom



Mike Snyder

Think Mutual Bank


Mary Wellik

Retired - Olmsted County Administrator






LIC seal

Bear Creek Services has been certified as a "Best In America Charity" by Independent Charities of America.

CLICK HERE to learn more!


Thoughts from the Executive Director

22 August , 2017

We are very excited to be adding a new event to our schedule On October 15th at Apache Mall ----- you... Learn More

Thoughts from the Executive Director -- June 2017

28 June , 2017

 On July 10th we will break ground to build a new group home  You are invited to attend the groun... Learn More

2016 Annual Report Financials

25 April , 2017

   Bear Creek Services is independently audited each year by Smith Shafer & Associates. &n... Learn More

Lines from Linda -- April 2017

23 April , 2017

 On March 15th I had the opportunity to participate in a collaborative effort to imagine what a &ldqu... Learn More


Walk and Roll

              Thank you to our event sponsors &nb... Learn More

Community Presentations

Click the link for dates!

Bear Creek Services Office

   You are invited  Lunch with a Purpose explains what Bear Creek Services does and how t... Learn More

Wines of the World

March 3, 2017

Rochester International Event Center

Enjoy from a wide selection of more than 200 wines from around the world - not to mention additional beer... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 10, 2016

Bear Creek Services Building

  Event Information Saturday December 10 2016 from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Bear Creek Service... Learn More