J Castle Head ShotHometown:  Bemidji, MN

Family:   I am married to Matt and we have 3 awesome kids: Lauren is 10 and is a 5th grader, Macy and Joey are 7 and are 2nd graders at Baxter Elementary.

Hobbies: I love traveling, camping, boating and hanging out with family and friends preferably by a lake.  I also love a good live rock concert.

Volunteering:  I volunteer for several organizations including Junior Achievement, Little Falls Area Young Professionals, Brainerd and Little Falls school districts, Lakes Area Human Resource Association, Brainerd Jaycees and Bridges Workplace Connection.   I also serve on CLC’s Business Management Program Advisory Committee and have been a guest speaker/presenter at various conferences and classrooms.

Current employer and Job Title: Grand View Lodge, Human Resources Director

What makes the BPSF mission meaningful to you?  My dad was an educator and I have always been a firm believer in the importance of education.  BPSF plays an important role in providing our local school district with opportunities to enhance the quality of education students receive. Students, teachers, and our community all benefit by the mission and work of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.