Our Board


 Kent Olson
 Chief Excitement Officer

Kent Olson was born and raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. Kent has an education in business from Minnesota State University - Mankato. After completing a banking internship in 1992, Kent began pursuing a career in financial services. After the banking internship, his first position was in customer service working for Norwest Mortgage in 1993. He remained in the mortgage industry for over 16 years until 2008.

In late 2008, Kent began building a real estate franchise for Keller Williams Realty in the Minneapolis area, taking the franchise from 3 to 80 agents during his tenure. In spring of 2013 Kent began working as Vice President of TheMLSonline.com, a Minneapolis-based independent real estate company operating in 2 U.S. markets. Kent and his wife Laura have been married for almost 15 years. They live in Minneapolis with their two children Matthew and Kathryn (Matty and Katie). Kent enjoys running and other exercise, traveling to warm destinations with Laura in the wintertime, summer cabin trips with Laura, the kids and the entire extended family...as well as reading, cooking, golfing and entertaining.



 Randy Pierfelice
 Vice President of the Giving

Randy Pierfelice hails from Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he pursued a career in Christian ministry and not-for-profit management. Along the way, he picked up an accounting degree from the University of Minnesota at Duluth and began working in corporate accounting. He worked for Honeywell, Carlson Companies and Cargill. He 2013 he switched gears and went to work for a local real estate company, TheMLSonline.com as their controller.

Randy has been married to his wife, Muggy for the past 27 years and they have two sons, Connor and Christian. They reside in Brooklyn Park, MN.



 Laura Olson
 Vice President of the Details

Laura is from the Twin Cities. During the day you’ll find her choreographing many aspects of international logistics, a field she’s been in for over 15 years. Laura is currently with a company in Maple Grove where she has worked for over 10 years. In this profession attention to detail and project management skills are a must.

Since the Chief Excitement Officer tends to get excited, he has an appreciation for these particular skills Laura brings to the foundation. When Laura is not spending time with family and friends she lets Rocky (the family dog) take her for walks, fuels a love/hate relationship with running, enjoys live music and reading, and is a huge fan of stand-up comedy.