Rochester Community Spotlight Hybrid Event

**This is a hybrid event

Panel Members includes:

ShareJoy’s mission is to empower you to cultivate a grateful perspective and recognize opportunities for joy in all circumstances. This is achieved through our provision of thoughtfully-created or carefully-curated tools and gifts that support - among other characteristics - kindness, peace, and joy. All of our unique and meaningful gifts that inspire and spread joy are made with you, our best customer, in mind. We want to serve you in a way that is personal and useful. (We also love to see you smile!) ShareJoy products are sourced and created, as much as reasonably possible, from other local small businesses (Rochester MN and throughout the midwest United States). It is our joy to support other small business owners through collaboration and sustainable practices. Importantly, each year, proceeds from every purchase are given to a charitable organization. Join us and share joy with the community!


The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners.  


Salas O’Brien is an employee-owned engineering and facility planning firm addressing highly technical challenges through international strength and local action. Their coordinated team helps clients in a variety of industries with full-service, integrated engineering as well as consulting for structural, district utilities, technology, fire protection, industrial process, architecture, and more.



All chapter member registrants will be entered to win prizes.

In-person attendees: Please send any dietary restrictions to [email protected]



  • Twigs Tavern and Grille, Rochester, MN
  • Virtual streaming via Zoom – receive link upon registration

When: Thursday, April 6, 2023; 5:00-7:00pm CT


About the Speakers:  

Nicole Guerton serves individuals, families, and communities as a curious, compassionate, and perceptive collaborator. Nicole owns Dynamic Wellness, LLC, under which ShareJoy operates to promote and fundraise for local nonprofits. Additionally, she works full time at Mayo Clinic in the trauma center.

As a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Master Certified Health Educator, and a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Coach Nicole believes that the three pillars from which all health and wellness heals, grows, and thrives include fuel, activity, and rest & recovery. Through trials and triumphs, Nicole has learned that she is an encourager, connector, coordinator, developer, and a perpetual student! 

David Ruff is a Conservation Program Manager with The Nature Conservancy working primarily in the Driftless Area of Southeast Minnesota.  David will share about a recently completed land acquisition project, how they responded to complications, the organization and cultural characteristics of TNC that made it possible, and captured learning from the whole experience for the team.

Ryan Benning, Senior Mechanical Engineer has been performing project management and engineering work at Salas O’Brien for the past 2 years. He has 20 years of project management and engineering experience in the areas of off-road agricultural equipment, food processing equipment and facilities, and mechanical healthcare/commercial/industrial/college building systems. He is a professional mechanical engineer licensed in 6 states. He is currently the Vice President for the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers) Rochester Section. He will be sharing “Performing Project Management as an Engineer or Performing Engineering as a Project Manager?”


Onsite Schedule

5:00 PM | Social - Networking

5:30 PM | Dinner

5:45 PM | President Announcements

6:00 PM | Speaker Introduction and Presentation 

6:50 PM | Q&A

7:00 PM | Chapter Prizes and Adjourn


Virtual Schedule

5:30 PM | Virtual Zoom session opens

5:45 PM | President Announcements

6:00 PM | Speaker Introduction and Presentation

6:50 PM | Q&A

7:00 PM | Chapter Prizes and Adjourn



  • Onsite (includes dinner) - must register by Thursday, March 30th
    • PMI La Crosse-Rochester Chapter Members $20
    • Non-PMI La Crosse-Rochester Chapter Members $25
    • Students $15
  • Virtual
    • PMI La Crosse-Rochester Chapter Members $10
    • Non-PMI La Crosse-Rochester Chapter Members $15
    • Students $10

All registrants will receive a 30-day link to access the session recording.


This presentation offers you 1 PDU (Professional Development Unit) towards your recertification in the Business Acumen/Strategic (.5) and Ways of Working/Technical (.5) category.


In-Person Registration Link:

Rochester Community Spotlight - In Person

Virtual Registration Link:

Rochester Community Spotlight - Virtual

Event Details

Date & Time

6 April 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST-06:00)


In-Person at Twigs Tavern and Grille or Virtual Option


Members: In Person: $20, Students $15
Members Virtual: $10

Non-Members: In Person: $25
Non-Members Virtual: $15