What is the Community of Minnesota Resorts All About?

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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!

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 Mission

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

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.

Many of our associate members are major sponsors and vendors at our Fall Conference, helping us keep the conference cost down, and where you can visit with them and learn about their products in person.

Meet The Board

2023-2024 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 nine meetings a year, we also welcome assistance from any member-at-large (ML)! These are resort and campground colleagues who can contribute to specific tasks on a committee; for example, helping with the Fall Conference, Day on the Hill, and membership by connecting with new resorters. Contact the committee chair below with our heartfelt appreciation!

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CMR President
Kayla Daigle, Two Inlets Resort

CMR Vice President
Kyle Walter, Acorn Hill/Brindley's Harbor Resort

Secretary
Timberly Christiansen, Finn'n Feather Resort

Treasurer
Emily Norris, Pimushe Resort

Past President
Mike Schwieters

Co-Chairs

Timberly Christiansen, Finn'n Feather Resort

Kyle Walter, Acorn Hill/Brindley's Harbor Resort 

School of Resorting
Kyle Walter, Acorn Hill Resort

Emily Norris, Pimushe Resort

Joanna Wallenberg, Brookside Resort (ML)

Casey Jones, Arcadia Resort

Jen Bloomquist, Cedar Rapids Lodge

Anna Josephs, Swan Lake Resort &
Campground (ML)

Associate Member Liaison/Vendor Show
Tim Norris, Pimushe Resort

Kayla Daigle, Two Inlets Resort

Michael Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Vice Chairperson

Bryan Heise, South Isle Family Campground

Nancy Loren, Little Boy Resort (ML)

Membership Co-Chairs

Mike Schwieters, Boyd Lodge

Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort

Brian Appeldoorn, Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort

Lindsey Haagensen, Woman Lake Lodge

Diana Grundeen, Tri-Birches Resort

Tracy Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Vice Chairperson/Website
Thomas Bales, Swan Lake Resort & Campground

Alex Haagensen, Woman Lake Lodge

Karen Senger, Digital Marketing Liaison 

Erica Nagel, Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort, (ML)

Karen Senger, Retired Resorter

Tracy Boldt, Cedar Point Resort

Tom Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort (ML)

Joanna Wallenberg, Brookside Resort (ML)

Lobbyist
Joel Carlson, Legal Research/Government Affairs

Office Manager
Sue Malikowski

Minnesota Resorter Magazine Editor
Amanda Wheece

  • 2022-2023 Mike Schwieters, Boyd Lodge, Crosslake
  • 2021-2022 Mike Schwieters, Boyd Lodge, Crosslake
  • 2020-2021 Clint Mueller, Balsam Beach Resort, Bemidji
  • 2019-2020 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