Orange was Tucker’s favorite color since he was 18 months old. He wore orange clothes daily, slept in a bedroom painted orange, and filled his orange backpack with orange school supplies. His only non-orange clothes were his Wild sweats/jerseys and Twins t-shirts. Tucker’s loved ones are always reminded of his love when they see an orange sunset or wear an orange shirt.
Tucker may have died on July 2, 2016, but his love and laughter will always live on in all of us who knew him; and with the Team Tucker Association, his inspiration to play will reach children forever.
Board of Directors
Mark Anderson is a loan officer at Wells Fargo and an entrepreneur. Mark is Tucker’s uncle and lives in Mendota Heights with his wife, Jenny, and two of Tucker’s older cousins, Hailey and Henry.
Ryan Anderson is a partner in the family law firm Lubov Anderson & Associates. Ryan is also Tucker’s uncle, living in Minneapolis with his wife, Katie, and two of Tucker’s little cousins, Olive and Frankie.
Jake Barber works in his family company. He lives in downtown Hopkins with his wife, Alissa, and their three children: Jackson, Jayden and Summer. Tucker was Jayden’s best friend and often at the Barber home.
Amy Edward is a project manager for Jambalaya Group, a franchise consultancy of Ameriprise Financial. She also started and runs a franchise business with her husband, Steve. Amy lives in Maple Grove with her husband and two sons, Tim and Eli. Amy has been a friend of Dana and her family since they attended the College of St. Benedict together.
Bob Hatlestad is a sales professional at Google. He lives in Hopkins with his wife, Betsy, and sons Lincoln and Greyson. Bob was Tucker's baseball coach all three years of his Hopkins Area Little League career. Greyson was Tucker's hockey and baseball buddy and together with Charlie, they were an inseparable trio.
Jim Hatlestad lives in Edina and is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual along with Tucker’s grandpa, Dan. He was a fan of Tucker’s baseball abilities and performances.
Joni Voigt is a finance consultant at Salo. Together with her husband, Al, and daughters Taylor and Cassidy, she lives in St. Louis Park where she is on the youth hockey board and coaches for Hopkins Park Girls Hockey. Joni was Kayci's first coach after Tucker died and bolstered Kayci's drive to continue playing despite the loss of her favorite teammate.
Dave Almquist is a territory manager for Olympus Surgical Technologies. He lives in Hopkins with his wife, Katie, and children Dalton and Vivian where he coaches youth hockey and Little League baseball. Dave is a co-coordinator of Team Tucker’s Hockey Explosion.
Peter Benson teaches second grade at Glen Lake Elementary in the Hopkins School District. Peter is a coach for the Eden Prairie high school girls hockey program and plays town league baseball. He coordinates the Tucker’s Sandlot program in Hopkins.
Jamie Groth works at Northport Elementary School in the Robbinsdale School District as an instructional support specialist. She lives in Champlin with her husband, Aaron, and children Mackenzie and Cameron. The family is very involved with the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute through which Mackenzie excels at basketball and other sports. Jamie is the co-coordinator of Tucker’s Sandlot in Robbinsdale.
Kimberly Henke also works at Northport Elementary School as an instructional support specialist while looking for a principal position. She lives in Hinckley with her boyfriend, Tony, and is an original member of the Team Tucker Advisory board, starting in January, 2017. Kim is the other co-coordinator of Tucker’s Sandlot in Robbinsdale.
Robin Kelly works for Minnesota Multi-Housing Association as a membership services assistant. Together with her husband, Ben, and their two sons, Ben and Isaac, she lives in Hopkins where they are all part of the Hopkins Youth Hockey Association. Robin is a co-coordinator of the Hockey Explosion.
Maria Mansour works for MPCI Underwriting as a supervisor. She lives in Hopkins raising her children Amir and Jasmine. Maria is a co-cordinator of the Team Tucker Baseball Explosion.
Maureen Manley is a senior client coordinator at General Mills. She lives in Minnetonka and is busy supporting her nephews’ hockey careers. Maureen is the Team Tucker Wear store coordinator.
Betsey Palmgren is the office manager and lead planner for Jenna Culley Events. She lives in Minnetonka with her husband, Sean, and their sons Jax and Hank, who are active in Hopkins youth hockey and baseball. Betsey supports the Team Tucker All Star Party.
Laura Smith has worked in publishing and design industries and is now raising her children, Alice and Everett, together with her husband, Dustin, in Golden Valley. Alice is Tucker’s classmate so Laura has known him since kindergarten. Laura produces the newsletter and coordinates signage for all Team Tucker events.
Betsy Vilett is a media center specialist who lives in Hopkins with her husband, Chris, and children Annie and Charlie. Tucker was on Charlie’s baseball and hockey teams all three years, with Chris as their coach. Together with Greyson, these boys were the Three Musketeers. Betsy co-coordinates the Baseball Explosion and assists with website management.