Meet the Board of Education

Jamie Johnson, President

Jamie was elected to the Board of Education in April 2013. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a senior trial attorney and shareholder with Lommen Abdo Law Firm and has worked in their Hudson office since 1990.

Jamie has served the community in various capacities including president of the Hudson Daybreak Rotary, church council president and Sunday School teacher at Bethel Lutheran Church, Hudson SAFE board member and officer, co-chair of the All Night Senior Party, STRIVE Mentor, YMCA and Hudson Booster coach and volunteer, Hudson Food Shelf board member and volunteer, and other various volunteer opportunities in the Hudson School District.

Jamie and his wife, Jean, live in the Town of Hudson and have three adult children who all graduated from Hudson High School.

Bob Baumann, Vice President

Bob Baumann was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2018. He is an Environmental Services Director for The Goodman Group which operates assisted living communities.
Bob has lived in the Hudson School District since 1996 and has three children (Hudson class of 2015, 2018, 2020).
Bob has been an active volunteer over the years for Hudson schools, hockey and soccer associations, Phipps Center for the Arts, and Grand View’s Castle Park construction.

Heather Logelin, Treasurer

Heather Logelin is President of the St. Croix Valley Foundation and has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience, including leadership roles with Allina Health and Planned Parenthood.

Heather has an MBA in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Heather is a member of the Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club and served as the 2017-2018 President of the River Falls Rotary Club. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, and the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. She has also served as an appointed member of the St. Croix County Health and Human Services Board.

A native of southern Minnesota, Heather now lives in North Hudson. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking her dogs, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and cross-country skiing.

Carrie Whitacre, Clerk

Carrie was elected to the Board of Education in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in Indianola, IA. She and her husband Lance have lived in Hudson since 2003 with their two daughters, who both graduated from Hudson High School.

Carrie is the Administrative Assistant at St. Patrick’s School in Hudson. She also a member of the St. Patrick’s Church music ministry. Carrie participates in the River City Chorale as an ensemble choir member.

Carrie resides in Hudson with her husband Lance and their dog. Their two adult daughters are Hudson High School alumni.

Rob Brown, Member

Kate Garza, Member

Kate Garza was elected to the Board of Education in April 2021. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Kate holds her Social Work license in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is a Medical Social Worker specializing in hospice care, also working with mental health, frail elders, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities.

Kate and her husband Jesse have resided in Hudson for the past 19 years. Together, they have three children who are currently attending Hudson schools or have graduated from the Hudson School District.

Kate has enjoyed volunteering in the classrooms for the past 17 years. She serves on the Hudson Raiders Swim and Dive and Dive Boosters boards, and served as a Destination Imagination coach. Kate also provides support for those who are bereaved throughout the St. Croix Valley.

Molly Powers, Member

Molly was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2021. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in History and Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies. Molly has worked in publishing, in the automotive industry and most recently, as a part-time bookkeeper.

Molly and her husband Pat have lived in North Hudson since 1993 and have two adult children who graduated from HHS in 2021.

Molly has served the Hudson community in a variety of ways, including volunteering extensively in the public schools, serving on the executive boards of the Hudson Backpack Program and Hudson SAFE, and youth ministry at Bethel Lutheran Church.

Molly enjoys reading, learning new things, cabin time, spending time with family and friends, drinking coffee, and her two pups.