What is the Community of Minnesota Resorts All About?

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Our Mission

The Community of Minnesota Resorts (CMR) exists to help family-owned and operated resorts in Minnesota to continue as a viable segment of the Minnesota tourism industry.

Our Motto

The Community of Minnesota Resorts’ motto is “Resorters Helping Resorters.”

We believe that none of us alone is as smart as all of us together.

Our focus is on assisting members in marketing and education, and assuring a legislative voice at the MN state capitol. Every year we offer scholarships to member’s children or grandchildren, give an annual “Resorter of the Year Award,” and offer vendors an opportunity to connect with resorts through our Associate Member Program.

Meet the board below!

Resorts and campground membership:

Welcome to our community!

Enjoy benefits of

Plus, wisdom and experience shared between members at CMR events. You are not alone.

Retired Resorter Membership:

Your resort know-how counts!

We welcome retiring resort members to continue a connection with our group.

Benefits:

  • Minnesota Resorter magazine
  • Groups.io e-mail & members-only Facebook group access
  • Invitations to share with articles, resort panels, and social resort gatherings.

Associate Membership:

Find a current list and contact information for CMR's Associate Members.

Their resort and campground friendly businesses offer products and services relevant to our members.

View special discounts (i.e. low rates on credit card processing, special wholesale pricing on log furniture, 10% off reservation software, 5% off lawn equipment, etc.)

Meet The Board

2021-2022 CMR BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF

Our board of directors consists of 12 – 20 volunteer resort members on three-year terms, who work on one of four committees: education, marketing, legislative and membership.

For those not interested in being on the board of directors (requiring attendance at monthly Zoom meetings) we also welcome assistance from any member-at-large!  These are resort and campground colleagues who are able to contribute for specific tasks on a committee.  I.e. coordinating vendor show at Fall Conference, assisting with digital marketing, creating Day on the Hill leave-behind gimmicks, writing blogs, creating membership surveys, or even connecting to fellow resorters via membership drive phone calls, etc.   If you have an interest, contact the committee chair below with our heartfelt appreciation!

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CMR President
Mike Schwieters, Boyd Lodge

CMR Vice President
Jim Wherley, Sunset Bay Resort

Secretary
Timberly Christiansen, Finn ‘N Feather Resort

Treasurer
Tom Marnik, Timber Trails Resort

Past President
Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Co-Chairs
Kayla Daigle, Two Inlets Resort

Jim Wherley, Sunset Bay Resort

Vice Chairperson-School of Resorting
Timberly Christianson, Finn'n Feather Resort

Vice Chairperson-Conferences
Casey Jones, Arcadia Resort

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Kyle Walter, Acorn Hill Resort

Joanna Wallenberg, Brookside Resort

Kim Bowen, Crow Wing Crest Lodge

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Patty Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

James Daigle, Two Inlets Resort

Vice Chairperson

Mike Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Casey Jones, Arcadia Resort

Nancy Loren, Little Boy Resort

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Aimee Osborne, Lakewood Lodge

Vice Chairperson - OPEN

Linda Schultz, Ten Mile Lake Resort

Mark Henkel, Fiddlestix RV & Golf Resort

Halley Bechtold Acton, Agate Lake Resort

Kim Bowen, Crow Wing Crest Lodge

Vice Chairperson-Website - OPEN

Vice Chairperson-Advertising - OPEN

Tom Marnik, Timber Trails Resort

Mike Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Adam Olsen, Joe's Lodge

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Karen Senger, Digital Marketing Liaison

Erica Nagel, Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort, Member at Large

Karen Senger, Retired Resorter

Tracy Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Lynn Scharenbroich, Black Pine Beach Resort

Lobbyist

Joel Carlson, Legal Research/Government Affairs

Office Manager

Sue Malikowski

Minnesota Resorter Editor

Crystal Reed

MN Resorter Advertising

Crystal Reed

  • 2019-2021 Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort, Bemidji
  • 2018-2019 Tom Marnik, Timber Trails Resort, Remer
  • 2017-2018 Tom Marnik, Timber Trails Resort, Remer
  • 2016-2017 Karen Senger, Cedar Point Resort, Marcell
  • 2015-2016 Karen Senger, Cedar Point Resort, Marcell
  • 2014-2015 Su Ugstad, Balsam Bay Resort, Remer
  • 2013-2014 Su Ugstad, Balsam Bay Resort, Remer
  • 2012-2013 Mark Novotny, Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort, Hackensack
  • 2011-2012 Mark Novotny, Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort, Hackensack
  • 2010-2011 Ed Fussy, Pimushe Resort, Bemidji
  • 2009-2010 Ed Fussy, Pimushe Resort, Bemidji
  • 2008-2009 Dana Pitt, Bailey’s Resort, Walker
  • 2007-2008 Dana Pitt, Bailey’s Resort, Walker
  • 2006-2007 Jennifer Bateman, Two Inlets Resort, Park Rapids
  • 2005-2006 Jennifer Bateman, Two Inlets Resort, Park Rapids
  • 2004-2005 Ed Becker, In-We-Go Resort, Nevis
  • 2003-2004 Dawn Sullivan, Woodland Trails Resort, Ogema
  • 2002-2003 Tom Pingel, Thunder Lake Lodge, Remer
  • 2001-2002 Jennifer Bateman, Two Inlets Resort, Park Rapids
  • 2000-2001 Connie Filley, Cedar Point Resort, Spicer
  • 1999-2000 Dave Keller, Brookside Resort, Park Rapids
  • 1998-1999 Al Shallbetter, Whippoorwill Resort, Park Rapids
  • 1997-1998 David Kirchner, Shangri-La Resort, Cass Lake
  • 1996-1997 David Kirchner, Shangri-La Resort, Cass Lake
  • 1995-1996 Doug Pitt, Bailey’s Resort, Walker
  • 1994-1995 Warren Anderson, Northland Lodge, Walker
  • 1993-1994 Bob Mitchell, Pine Terrace Resort, Crosslake
  • 1992-1993 Steve Addler, Cedar Rapids Lodge, Tenstrike
  • 1991-1992 Steve Frank, Papoose Bay Lodge, Park Rapids
  • 1990-1991 Jane Reish, Jolly Fisherman Resort, Park Rapids
  • 1989-1990 Jane Reish, Jolly Fisherman Resort, Park Rapids
  • 1988-1989 Chick Knight, Pinehurst Lodge, Benedict
  • 1987-1988 Chick Knight, Pinehurst Lodge, Benedict
  • 1986-1987 Bette Barwick, Oak Haven Resort, Bemidji
  • 1985-1986 Bill Koch, Shorecrest Resort, Walker
  • 1984-1985 Bill Koch, Shorecrest Resort, Walker