Introducing our Staff and Support Team 

Meet our awesome Staff and Team working to further the Mission of REACH. 

Dakota Koski 
Executive Director

Dakota is a good listener who wants to truly understand what you are saying. He is consistent and makes sure programs and services run correctly. He is very dedicated to the Reach Program as the Executive Director. He has a genuine interest in people. He is a born leader that embraces and leads the mission to provide learning and leadership through youth-adult partnerships in Carlton County.

Anne Parish
Program Coordinator 

Anne is a creative, engaged, and resourceful youth development advocate. Anne has a multi-faceted background that includes a M.Ed. in Education from St. Catherine University and a M.Ed. in Youth Development from the University of Minnesota.

Amy Louhela
PCN Grant Coordinator 

Hello, My name is Amy Louhela and I am the new PCN Coordinator for the Carlton and Cloquet School districts. I am looking forward to serving our community in this role. I hold an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement, A Bachelors of science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. I have almost 20 years of experience in the human services fields. My goal is to help improve community relationships and foster personal growth and social change. I believe in volunteering in my community and in the past I served on the Cloquet Parks commission and the 4th of July planning committee . I also volunteer at the Carlton County fair. I have owned and operated my own photography business for the last 14 years. In my spare time you will usually find me at Jay Cooke State Park.

Melanie Koski
Office Manager and Bookkeeping

What do you bring to REACH? Tax and accounting experience. A desire to show kids they are important and of great value to our community.

Leigh Singpiel

Bookkeeper at REACH

Nick DeVriendt-LeDoux
Promise Fellow

Nick is a 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow with REACH. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows spend a school year helping a small group of Minnesota students in grades 6 to 12 get the education they need to start off strong in life. Much more than a tutor, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows work one-on-one with students who are struggling in school using the proven Promise Fellow Model for youth support. As a Promise Fellow, you will foster your student's unique talents, honor their voices, and help them prepare them for graduation and beyond.

This could be you!!