Meet the Ambassador Team!

Aaron Nicklay – Farmers Insurance | 2024 Ambassador Committee Chairperson


“Aaron is a fifth generation Eden Prairie resident and owner of The Nicklay Agency-Farmers Insurance.    They provide comprehensive insurance options for individuals and businesses including auto, home, life, all types of businesses and organizations, health, medicare, and all recreation vehicles and properties.    Among several other community organizations, Aaron has been an active member of the EP chamber since 2011.”


Marcia LeVoir – LegalShield

 “I am Marcia LeVoir, an Independent Associate with LegalShield. For the past 18 years, I have been able to help protect and empower families, employees, and small businesses with our legal, identity theft, and privacy management plans.

As a member of both the Chamber’s Ambassador’s and Women’s Committees, I have had the privilege of welcoming individuals and businesses to the Eden Prairie Chamber, introducing prospective members to the benefits of belonging, as well as supporting the dynamic events and programs offered.

It’s has been my experience and belief that an investment of time and energy in the Chamber will pay great dividends both personally and professionally. As is often stated, eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Lauren Brettingen – Be Well Chiropractic

Dr. Lauren Brettingen is the owner of Be Well Chiropractic in Chanhassen, MN. A passionate advocate for community engagement, Lauren became actively involved in the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce just before the grand opening of her business in April 2023.

During her time in the Chamber, Dr. Lauren has not only cultivated a robust professional network but has witnessed a tangible impact on her business growth. Some of her favorite events are Business at Breakfast and the Entrepreneurial Luncheons, where she always learns of new ideas and insights to grow her business.

Lauren’s advice for maximizing Chamber membership is to “embrace the awkwardness, everyone in the Chamber has, at some point, felt the same awkwardness of making the initial introduction, however you never know where that introduction might lead you!”

Todd Loudenslager – Luebeck Geisler Hamm Wealth Management

“Todd Loudenslager serves as the Managing Director of Luebeck Geisler Hamm Wealth Management, Inc. He has held positions of leadership serving others for over 40 years as a military officer, manufacturing manager, small businessman, bank executive, and community servant.

Todd is a West Point graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, an MBA from the Olin School of Business in St Louis and a post-MBA certificate from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL. He entered the wealth advisory profession in early 2016 to continue his passion for service to others. He holds FINRA Series 6, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as Life and Health insurance licenses and a Certified Retirement Counselor© designation.

Todd has lived in Eden Prairie, MN with his wife Maggie for over 30 years. Together they raised two children; daughter Katherine is a film and video producer in Burnsville, MN, and son Thomas is a retired captain in the US Army currently pursuing a law degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.”


Jody Carey – Jody Carey Copywriter

“Jody Carey is a copywriter who writes long-form content for businesses and nonprofits. With years of marketing experience, she takes a strategic approach to writing website content, blog articles, profile stories, and annual reports. A proud Eden Prairie High School alum, she recently returned to E.P. after living out of state, up north, and overseas. She joined the Chamber to reconnect with her hometown and get involved with the local business and school community.

After her first year as a Chamber member, she joined the ambassador committee. She recognized the opportunity as a way to build deeper relationships that go beyond the elevator pitch. She encourages new members to take a few months to settle in and then consider joining a committee to create strong professional relationships while giving back to a vibrant community. Favorite business book: Grit by Angela Duckworth”

Kim Guild – The Guild Group

” I’m Kim Guild, a dedicated realtor of 20 years driven by integrity, professionalism, and making your real estate journey seamless.
Whether it’s crafting a tailored marketing plan to showcase your unique property or navigating the negotiation process, my passion lies in delivering exceptional service, every step of the way.
I have been involved in the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years. I have enjoyed my last 6 years as a Chamber Ambassador and 4 of the last 7 years as a chair member on the Women’s Committee. Being involved with this organization has helped me not only become more comfortable with public speaking but also learning to connect on a deeper level with those in the community.  If we all work together, we can all become more successful.
My advice to new members is two-fold: show-up and come from contribution. Remember: what you give you get ten-fold! Let’s connect. Give me a call. 612-396-2919″
Anne Byrne – Byrne Law Office

“Anne provides legal advice and representation in the areas of family law, estate planning, and estate administration. Service and practice areas include Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Trust Administration, Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, and Parenting Time. The first step is always a free initial consultation.

Chamber member since 2011; past chair of Ambassador Committee (twice), past facilitator for Business @ Breakfast; board member and 2025 board chair

Advice for new members: It’s not enough to just join the chamber and expect your business to grow. I strongly recommend that you participate in activities such as networking events, Business @ Breakfast, and various luncheons. And joining a committee is also a great way to get involved. Due to my involvement in these types of activities, the Chamber is my 2nd or 3rd referral source each year.”


Desiree Stokes – Piepho Moving & Storage Co.

“With 28 years of expertise in the moving and storage industry, I’ve navigate the complexities of relocation with precision and care. My commitment to seamless transitions and secure storage solutions has earned me a reputation for reliability and excellence. Let me simplify your moving experience with my seasoned knowledge and dedicated service.

Becoming a Chamber Ambassador allowed me to actively contribute to my community’s growth and connect with local businesses. It provided a platform to foster meaningful relationships, support economic development, and be a catalyst for positive change. Being an ambassador aligns with my passion for creating a vibrant and collaborative business environment.

Engage actively by attending events, networking, and participating in chamber activities to maximize your membership benefits. Take advantage of the opportunities to connect with fellow members, share your expertise, and seek advice when needed. Building strong relationships within the chamber can lead to valuable collaborations, increased visibility, and long-term business success.”


John Lee – Eden Prairie Lifestyle

“I have an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from The Carlson School of Management at the U of MN, 10+ years of International Business Development experience and 4 years ago became the Owner of Eden Prairie Lifestyle.  I’m fortunate to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chamber, as well as participate on our very active Ambassador Committee.

Advice for New Members: You get out of the Chamber what you put into it!”
Ted Vickerman – G4 Wealth Advisors
“I have 10 years of experience helping people accomplish their financial goals. We offer Goal base investing, Risk Management, Financial planning, Business retirement solutions, and much more. Ask me how to “Practice Retirement, or How to Accumulate Wealth Faster.”
Adam Weinblatt – Comparion Insurance
Adam Weinblatt started with Liberty Mutual in 2004 and specializes in consulting and selling auto, home, and life insurance policies. With a rebrand to Comparion Insurance Agency, Adam now represents multiple carriers giving his clients more options that fit their coverage needs and budget. When you call Adam, he answers the phone, or responds to your message quickly and personally. He lives in the West Metro area with his Wife, 15 year old son, and 12 year old daughter. Adam is very involved in the EP Chamber and has served on the Ambassador Committee since 2007. If you are looking for sound insurance advice and expertise, seek out Adam.

Paul Kloster is the Principal of PEK Accounting | Consulting. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota with an Accounting Degree, Paul started his career in asset-based lending. This work experience created a focus on helping small businesses. He has held accounting management positions for companies in distribution, advertising, and business consulting.

Paul believes his EPC Chamber membership(10+ years) and being an Ambassador helps him stay connected to businesses in Eden Prairie.