Enjoys working with athletes and their families in all sports and at all levels in order to help them achieve their athletic and life goals. He and his wife created the MN Center for Sports and The Mind to integrate their passions for sports and for working with people. He served as the 2013 Chair of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Hobey Baker Foundation, and the Minnesota Director of the Hobey Baker Boys High School Character Award. He has been a coach, and served on committees devoted to fair play. He received his Masters in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St Thomas.
Works directly with individuals of all ages for over 13 years. Jennie has a powerful interest in sports and competition, dating back to the days when she was a leader of her high school sports teams and a three-sport athlete. Currently Jennie works with clients to conquer emotional obstacles in order to achieve their goals. She uses unique techniques to overcome distressing performances that continue to haunt athletes. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Family Science, Jennie specializes in the changing and complex needs of young athletes.
John brings a unique set of experiences to the Minnesota Center for Sports and the Mind. In addition to 10+ years working with adolescents and young adults as a counselor and therapist. John has been a Minnesota State High School League referee for 18 years and has officiated numerous MSHSL basketball and football state tournament games. John also officiated D2 and D3 basketball for five years. Prior to obtaining his MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University and post master’s certificates from Saint Mary’s and the University of Minnesota, he worked in public relations and marketing roles with the New York Knicks, and with broadcast partners of the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. John views his role with the Minnesota Center for Sports and the Mind as an opportunity to help athletes meet their potential.