Colleen Tollefson

Vice Chair

Colleen’s career at Explore Minnesota included coordinating community tourism development and grants, maintaining government relations, serving on interagency committees, including Parks and Trails Legacy, and forging multi-agency partnerships – Pedal MN, Scenic Byways, sports marketing, wildlife and cultural tourism. She also worked at the Minnesota Restaurant, Hotel and Resort Associations, Minnesota State Parks and helped establish End-O-Line Railroad Park.

Colleen currently operates Jobs & Journeys LLC. Volunteering has always been a part of Colleen’s life, including service at Loaves and Fishes, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, American Red Cross, and campaign work. She has a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Parks and Recreation. Colleen is a mom to three great adult children and the perfect dog.