Board of Directors

The Hamlet at Southbridge Board of Directors is a five-person panel of elected neighbors.

Elections occur at the Annual Association Meeting held every spring.

The Board Members

President Tom Pitschneider

Vice President Peter Conrad

Treasurer Laura Kirkwold

Secretary Pete Larson

Director Doug Forsman

Tom Pitschneider (Elected in 2002)

Tom has been a resident of Shakopee since 1982. He is a member of the Shakopee Fire Department (which is staffed by volunteer members of the community) and has been the fire marshal/inspector for the City of Shakopee since December 1999. Tom is married and has two children. His interests include camping and other outdoor activities. He enjoys spending summer evenings watching the kids play in the cul-de-sac.

This will be Tom’s third term on the board. His goals include: maintenance of green space and making Hamlet at Southbridge a place every resident can be proud to call home.

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Peter Conrad (Elected in 2006)

Peter and his wife, Ann, have lived in Southbridge since February of 2005.

Peter graduated from Bethel College, now University, with a BA in Communications in 1986 and completed an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix in June 2005. He currently works for DRS Technologies as an Project Engineer, and his favorite hobbies are photography, computers, music, movies and spending time with his family.

His goal for the neighborhood would be for it to be a place where people understand that life together in a community provides much greater benefits than individual families living in the same place.

Peter hopes to accomplish (his wife says world peace, cheaper gas and well manicured lawns at each house) but he is not going to hope so big. He thinks if he can just contribute to Hamlet being a better place for all of us to live and raise our children, then he has accomplished something of value.

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Pete Larson (Elected in 2009)

Pete and his wife, Susan, moved to Southbridge from Burnsville in 2002 along with their four children. In the past Pete has served on the Red Oak PTO and on the Red Oak Building Leadership Team (BLT). Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie.

He owns Bethany Press International in Bloomington and has been employed there for over 17 years. Previously, he spent 8 years in newspaper advertising sales and management and another 8 years in the food service industry. Pete spends his free time volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and camping in the summer. His family attends Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

Pete joined the board to help give back to the community, encourage neighborhood relationships and foster a sense of community. He wants to help balance the good of the overall neighborhood with the rights of the individual property owners.

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Laura Kirkwold (Elected in 2010)

Laura, her husband Mark, and their four children Brandon, Amanda, Karis, and Ian moved into Hamlet from Eden Prairie in August of 2009. Laura is currently homeschooling and a stay-at-home mom. She holds a B.S. degree in biochemistry and teaches high school chemistry to home-schooled kids. In her free time, she likes gardening, cooking, camping, and reading.

Laura believes in community. Her motivation to be a board member is to foster the Hamlet community, making it an enjoyable place for all.

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Doug Forsman (Elected in 2013)

Doug, Maureen and their two sons, Matthew and Andrew, moved from Bloomington to Southbridge in 2002. They purchased one of the few remaining open lots in Southbridge to build their home, which was when Southbridge was largely surrounded by farm fields and marshland. It is amazing how much the area has grown in the last decade. Matt graduated from Shakopee HS and attends college and Andrew is currently a Sophomore at the H.S. Doug has been a police officer for over 30 years and he currently is employed with the MN Dept. of Public Safety as a Senior Special Agent. Maureen works for Wells Fargo Bank as an auto loan processor.

Doug wanted to be part of the HOA Board because he cares about the Southbridge area and he wants to work with the other board members to care for and maintain a quality appearance of all of the property under the care of the Hamlet at Southbridge, Homeowners Association.