In her personal life, Natalie enjoys tackling every day with Ben, her high school sweetheart of 34 years, and being Mom to 20-year-old twin boys Owen and Logan. After pleading with God to allow her boys to make it into this world in 2003, and as her family navigated more than a year of life combined in a hospital as her son Logan faced more than 100 procedures including two heart transplants and illnesses, Natalie became a passionate ambassador for helping families whose kids have complex, congenital health issues and improving patient and family-centered care. Today, she's working with other parents, hospital leaders and changemakers as chairperson of the Parent Family Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She also serves as a 10-year committee member and chair of the annual FashionFest fundraising event to benefit the hospital and volunteers for CaringBridge and the American Heart Association. Together with her family, they’re building Logan Loves, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to bringing joy and healing to kids and families in the hospital.
In her professional life, Natalie has been fortunate to put her love of fashion, fitness and fun to use for phenomenal companies in various communications and marketing roles for Tunheim, Target, Dayton’s/Marshall Field’s/Macy’s, MSP Communications and Delta Air Lines. Today, she serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations where she helps people live healthier, happier lives by using communications to inform, inspire and engage team members and members. Natalie also serves as the Chair of Life Time’s affinity group WELL (Women Empowering Leadership at Life Time).