Board of Directors
Aaron Holm, Founder and President of Wiggle Your Toes
Aaron Holm, founder and president of Wiggle Your Toes has spent the past 15 years in both business development and management in the Information Technology and Engineering staffing, consulting and outsourcing industry. As the result of an accident in January of 2007 Aaron lost both of his legs above the knee. Aaron’s quick and successful recovery efforts are the premise of the Wiggle Your Toes organization. In May 2008, Aaron founded Wiggle Your Toes with a mission to help other amputees regain independence and mobility. Aaron has given back to the amputee community through Wiggle Your Toes and also by lobbying on capital hill for the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) parity act. Aaron resides in the Twin Cities with his wife Amanda and their three children.
Rob Rieckenberg - Director of Client Advocacy
Rob was involved in an incident in June 2005 when he lost his right leg above the knee. He was the first amputee to visit Aaron and his family in the hospital after Aaron’s accident; they have a good friend in common. Rob had many questions about amputation while he was in the hospital and these were never addressed. He wanted to make sure Aaron ‘s concerns were answered! Wiggle Your Toes has given Rob the opportunity to carry on this help with other amputees…
Rob has been involved in the financial industry for 8 years. He and his father started an insurance agency, Health and Wealth Advisors and in 2008 they joined MidCountry Bank, where he handles all of the health insurance for all of there 15 locations, along with individual, commercial, and other insurance services in their twin cities’ locations. Rob also teaches insurance principals and other continuing education insurance classes for Kaplan Professional Schools, formerly Prosource Dearborn, for the past 7 years. Since he began teaching, he has taught over 14,000 students.
Rob grew up in Delano, MN and graduated from Gustavus Adolpus College in 2000, with a Bachelors of Organizational Management. He played football for the Gusties all 4 years and stays involved with the program and Gustavus. Rob currently lives in Minneapolis where he still enjoys playing softball with former college football buddies and other outdoor activities. He spends lots of time with his family, friends, and just loving life…
Bob Bernier - Board Member
Born and raised outside of the Twin Cities, Robert Bernier is currently President & Chief Executive Officer of Signature Media Group, a privately held company that provides electronic store fronts through which the customer orders printed materials and promotional items. As CEO, Mr. Bernier is responsible for the implementation of corporate growth strategies, expansion of service and product lines, development of new business relationships, and the productivity of managing employees to meet customer deadlines.
Robert was President and CEO of Tradition Valet which was incorporated in 2001 and sold to Imperial Parking in 2012. During that time Tradition Valet grew to over 25 locations across the Twin Cities. Through his leadership and mentoring, Tradition Valet has been able to provide this service industry with over 250 responsible, professionally attired, and well trained valets, most recruited from local college campuses. Through his exceptional networking skills and positive attitude, the valet service has seen steady growth and was the largest provider in the Twin Cities before it was sold in 2012.
Mr. Bernier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Winona State University, where he also played baseball (Senior Captain). Now living in Prior Lake and has two sons, Robert continues to have an active role in sports by volunteering to coach in the local youth hockey and baseball programs.
Riana Hansen - Board Member
Riana Hansen is currently a Senior Sales Executive for LogiSolve, LLC. LogiSolve is a privately held Technology and Management Consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN specializing in Project Management, Business Analysis, Technical Architecture and ePrescription Solutions. LogiSolve was ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Fastest-growing Private Companies in 2007.
Prior to joining LogiSolve, Ms. Hansen spent eight years with CDI Business Solutions Group, an IT staffing firm with offices nationwide. Throughout her tenure with CDI, she was a Sales Executive for five years and spent three years prior in an Account Support role. Her primary responsibilities included business development, account management and consultant management.
Betsy Miller - Board Member
Betsy Miller is currently a Fulfillment Manager at CDI IT Solutions, a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. She has been with CDI since April 2000. As Fulfillment Manager Betsy is responsible for the recruiting side of the business for the Minnesota IT market.
Prior to CDI, Betsy worked part time through college with the Italian American Club of Minneapolis. The Italian American club is a non profit foundation that grants scholarships on an annual basis to deserving students in the surrounding Minneapolis area.
Betsy has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Human Relations and Information Technology from St. Cloud State University. She resides in the South metro with her husband and 2 children.
Chris Dunn - Board Member and Client Advocacy Member
Chris Dunn is the President and Principal Consultant of Centerline Solutions, a technical documentation and instructional design solutions firm based in Eden Prairie, MN. Chris brings over 20 years of technical operations and business process improvement experience to Wiggle Your Toes. Chris’s industry experience includes air transportation, foods, consumer products, higher education, health care, medical device manufacturing, government, and law enforcement and emergency services. Chris is also a former U.S. Marine and has worked as a flight instructor and corporate professional pilot.
Chris sustained a traumatic injury to his left foot and ankle in 1992. After almost 19 years living with a salvaged limb, Chris researched and elected to proceed with left leg, below knee amputation in December 2010. Wiggle Your Toes and other amputee mentors were instrumental in helping Chris make his decision to consider and proceed with amputation. After moving through the Heal, Recover, and Flourish phases following amputation, Chris became involved with Wiggle Your Toes as a Client Advocate in 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in December 2013.
Chris “sat on the sidelines” for almost 20 years due to chronic pain and limitations caused by his salvaged lower left leg and now enjoys testing the limits of his prosthetic through outdoor adventures including: mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, alpine skiing, and long-distance motorcycle touring. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his wife, Kirsten, and their three children: Soren, Greta, and Siri.
James Scesa - Director of East Coast Wiggle Your Toes
James Scesa, founder of Wiggle Your Toes East Coast Chapter, has spent the past 10 years in the staffing industry. He is currently a Sales Executive with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking site, supporting their Staffing division. Prior, James worked for the largest privately held staffing company in the capacity of recruiting, business development and management aiding in the growth of the architecture/contract engineering division in New York.
As a result of an accident in June of 2011, James lost his right leg above the knee. Shortly after amputation recovery James and his wife Danielle became extremely passionate about providing assistance to others who suffer limb loss. Immediately engaging with Wiggle Your Toes, they shared our common interests and starting up an East Coast Chapter based out of the NYC Tri-State area.
James, Danielle and their son Cameron reside in Ridgefield, CT.
Todd Hallett - Board Member
Todd is currently a Principal Solution Consultant with Ariba, an enterprise commerce software company. Todd engages with companies during pre-sales activities to effectively articulate, present and demonstrate Ariba solutions based on customers’ unique needs and business situations. Prior to Ariba, Todd held a similar position at Oracle Corporation. Over his twelve year career in the application software industry, Todd has been able to consult and offer business direction to over 500 companies of all sizes and industries.
Prior to the software industry, Todd was employed with General Mills in the areas of finance and supply chain operations. Todd held positions in the Big ‘G’ marketing division, Assistant Controller of the Lodi manufacturing facility, and Division Analyst of the Gold Medal business unit. Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Todd was a letterman and four-year scholarship recipient with the U of M’s golf team. Todd’s other volunteer activities include board of director positions with Olympic Hills Golf Club, the Shakopee Youth Hockey Association, and the General Mills Employee Club. He is also a volunteer classroom instructor for Junior Achievement on Minnesota. Todd lives in Shakopee, Minnesota with his wife Shawn and two sons.
Erin Bristol - East Coast Board Member
Erin Bristol has spent the past 10 years working in Account Management for Oakwood Worldwide. As the global leader in temporary housing, Oakwood is a privately held company with corporate offices based in Los Angeles, California (United States) and international headquarters in London (United Kingdom) and Singapore.
In addition to her work with Oakwood, Erin has been involved in many non-profit organizations over the past 7 years. She has been a participant and mentor for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and The Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her unique experience has positioned her to develop fundraising initiatives through endurance sports. She’s currently building Team Wiggle, our triathlon team.
When her lifelong friend, and founder of Wiggle Your Toe’s East Coast Chapter, lost his right leg as a result of an accident, Erin became involved with Wiggle Your Toes and is honored to be part of such an amazing organization. A NYC resident for the past 16 years, Erin is excited to the East Coast Chapter grow and Wiggle Your Toes reach new heights.
Rachael Hartman is currently the office manager at Prosthetics In Motion based in New York City. She started working with amputees in 2007 and later joined PIM during their inception in 2009.
Rachael’s interactions with patients have always taken her beyond the typical office manager role. After meeting an above knee amputee/patient 5 years ago, she decided to join his organization, Wiggle Your Toes. Rachael also works with the NYU Amputee Support Group and is honored to be on the board of Wiggle Your Toes. Like Wiggle Your Toes, she believes in helping their people regain their pre-amputation lifestyles and works to ensure each amputee has a support system around them.