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G.L. Tucker - Dean Custom Training Services

Director of Manufacturing & Technical Products

  • Over 30 years of manufacturing experience - operations and manufacturing engineering.
  • Spent 24 years working for Hormel Foods Corp. at various locations. Assignments included manufacturing engineering, human resources and facility management.
  • Extensive background in continuous improvement, LEAN, Theory of Constraints and change management.
  • Experienced in international business - developed a fully functional manufacturing facility in China.
  • Oversees content, design delivery and marketing of Custom Training products and services for regional clients in business, industry and education.
  • Administers training projects through assessing specific client needs, facilitating effective product / service delivery and acts as general liaison for MSCTS.
  • Bachelor of science degree in engineering technology.


Karen Schumacher, RN, MS

Director of Health & Emergency Services

  • 25 years of experience working with M State Custom Training Services
  • Served as staff nurse, in-service educator and instructor in the diploma RN program at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo, ND
  • Licensed RN in North Dakota and Minnesota and a LERN Certified Program Planner (CPP)Works with a variety of health care professionals to provide quality continuing education and training programs


Mary E. Drewes, MBA

Director of Business Development

  • Certified Trainer in Leadership Foundations, AchieveGlobal, Inside/Out Coaching, Profiles International XT, LIFO: LIFE ORIENTATIONS
  • 20 years experience in business/product development, employee development, marketing products and sales training
  • Served as Manager of Product Development for the Walt Disney Company at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA
  • Worked for Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines in Product Development and Sales Training
  • Previous Editor/Owner of two hometown newspapers in mid-central Minnesota - Citizen's Adovacate, Henning and Verndale Sun, Verndale
  • Co-owner of Keith Drewes Excavating, LLC, Detroit Lakes, MN - managing office, accounting and payroll


Rick Loveland

CTS Fire Coordinator

  • Has more than 20 fire instructors available to meet fire department training needs
  • Earned AAS in fire science & administration
  • Diploma in aircraft firefighting from Lake Superior College in Duluth
  • Nationally registered emergency medical technician since 1992Twelve years as a firefighter/EMT with the City of Moorhead

Denice Brewer

Denice Brewer
CTS Administrative Assistant
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Sheila Jesness

Sheila Jesness
CTS Administrative Assistant
Detroit Lakes
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Melissa Olheiser

Melissa Olheiser
CTS Administrative Assistant
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Kathy Schaefer

Kathy Schaefer
CTS Admin. Assistant

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