Our Team

Dana, Tucker, Kayci, and Siera

Executive Director

​Dana Anderson-Helstrom: Dana is honored to be Tucker’s mother. He not only was the perfect son for her, but also a perfect big brother to Kayci and Siera. Dana loved Tucker’s loving heart with a perfect blend of sarcasm and joking. Like hundreds of others, Dana was amazed by Tucker’s strength and ability to continue to play, laugh, and love others as he battled osteosarcoma (bone cancer) which took his right leg. Tucker drew strength from his mother during his eight-month fight to live, and now Dana draws strength from her son during her plight to live a healthy, productive life without her son. Creating this non-profit is how she will stay strong. Honoring her son will enable Dana to be a great mother for his sisters, to contribute to his community, and to paint the sky orange so that everyone can remember Tucker and how he Played, Laughed and Loved.

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.

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.