Mark Engebretson began his career at the Valley-Lake Boy's Home, Inc. in April 1978 when hired as a part-time Youth Worker shortly before graduating from Minnesota State University - Moorhead. By September 1978, he had assumed the positions of Case Manager and Assistant Director. In November 1980, Mr. Engebretson accepted the duties of the Executive Director. Mark and his wife reside in Breckenridge and are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren.
Joanna Etzler began as a Youth Worker in 1992. She came to Valley-Lake Boy's Home, Inc. with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the Minnesota State University, Moorhead. In 1994, Joanna became a Case Manager, and moved to her current position as Program Director in 2002. Joanna lives in Breckenridge with her husband and four children.
Karla Littke has worked at the Valley-Lake Boy's Home, Inc. since 2000. Karla has a Social Work Degree from Minnesota State University - Moorhead. She began her employment at Valley-Lake as a Youth Worker and has been a Case Manager since August 2004. Karla was promoted to the position of Assistant Director in October 2008.
Brenda Gjesdal has been employed since July 1979 as our administrative assistant.