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Brainerd BLAST Board of Directors

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P.O. Box 248
Brainerd, MN 56401


Mission Statement

The mission of LAYSA is to foster, promote and perpetuate the game of soccer for youth in the surrounding community of Brainerd/Baxter. We offer both a tournament travel program and a community summer recreational program.


Justin Halbersma


Kelly Torkelson

Vice President

Ellen Thomes


Michelle Klecker


Lance Wasniewski

Field Coordinator

Grant Gmeinder

Field Coordinator

Layne Danielson

Equipment Manager

Lisa Roberts

Equipment Manager

Courtney Neifert

Secretary & Tournament Coordinator

Matt Dickinson

Public Relations

Tony Smith

Coaching Director

Theri Wasniewski

Volunteer Coordinator

Kristi Duff


Sara Rojas

Summer Rec Program Director

Jaimi Peterson


Melissa Cousino

Team Manager Coordinator

Ken Lacy

Member at Large

Greg Whiteman

Member at Large

Bob Thorkelson

Member at Large

Nelson Paysse

Member at Large