Board of Directors.

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Tyler Candee, Treasurer .  Tyler Candee was elected to the board and to the role of Treasurer in 2018. Tyler has lived in northeast for 12 years and currently resides in the Audubon Park neighborhood with his wife and daughter.  Tyler is an attorney at a Minneapolis-based bank and previously was in private practice. As an alum of the University of Minnesota (B.A.) and University of Wisconsin (J.D.), he frequently struggles with divided loyalties. Tyler is a volunteer investigator with the 4th District (Hennepin County) Ethics Committee and has been an Achieve Minneapolis Graduation Coach at Edison High School. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, paddling, and eating breakfast at Hazel's.



Linh Do. Linh has been a resident of Northeast Minneapolis since 1999 and is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet. Her business experience includes technology implementation, project management, leadership, customer relationships, accounting processes, and facilitation. Linh holds a Master of Organizational Management and a Master of Business Administration. Linh joined the board in 2017.


Thad Hunter. Thad has been a resident of Northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony since 1992. He has purchased and renovated several duplexes and apartment buildings in the area. His company Hunter’s Rock, Inc. now focuses on larger multifamily and light industrial, office, creative space, and ground up development. Thad has been an NEIC member since the early days and was super excited to finally join the board in 2019. On the rare occasion when not working, he enjoys time with friends and family, relaxing on the St. Croix, or going fast in a classic car.


Loren Schirber. Loren is one of the owners of Castle Building & Remodeling, which is a professional, award-winning, design/build firm with three design showrooms (Minneapolis & St. Paul) specializing in residential remodeling. Since acquiring Castle Loren has utilized his marketing and management skills to grow Castle to one of the largest and most successful residential design build remodeling firms in the Twin Cities. Loren attended the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and received his MBA in 2005.  He attended the University of North Dakota where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and received a Certificate of Entrepreneurship.  Loren lives in NE Minneapolis and is married.  Loren currently chairs NEIC’s Marketing and Membership Committee.


Sam Toberman, Vice President. Sam has been a resident of the Audubon Park neighborhood since 2006. He has renovated two of his own homes in the neighborhood and also owns and manages three rental homes, two of which are in Northeast. He is a Senior Project Manager at Target Corporation where he leads technology development and implementation projects. Sam became an NEIC member in 2012 and was active on the Property and Tenant Committee before joining the board in 2017.

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Marc Flodquist, Secretary. Marc was elected to the board and to the Secretary role in 2018.  Professionally he does research and development for a Twin Cities based plastics company where he does material testing along with analyzing and collecting data.  He has lived in Minneapolis since 2013 and currently resides with his wife in the Mid-City Industrial neighborhood. 


Pat Vasatka. Pat has worked in the areas of finance and accounting for over 30 years, currently holding the title of V.P. of Finance at Enterprise Minnesota, located in NE Minneapolis. She has been a member of NEIC since 2014 and has been the volunteer bookkeeper since 2016. She is an alumni of the University of MN, Carlson School. Outside of work, she is active as a trustee in her church and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren (and their parents). Pat, along with her husband Don, another NEIC member, have lived in Eagan since 1980.

Jill Wilhelmi, President.  Jill was elected to the board in 2015 and to the role of President in 2019. Jill has lived in Northeast Minneapolis since 2003 and currently resides in the Waite Park neighborhood with her husband and son. Jill is an alum of Hamline University School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees from the University of North Dakota.  She is an attorney for a large health insurance company where she helps business teams draft and negotiate contracts and manage risk.