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  • Lindsey Powell
    Lindsey Powell Owner & Director

    Welcome! I’m Lindsey Powell, Center Director of LearningRx in Maple Grove. It is such an honor and so rewarding to be able to help so many student’s close academic skill gaps by strengthening their cognitive skills. I began my professional life as a teacher, first as a classroom teacher then managing a tutoring center. Over time I found myself looking for answers on how to better support struggling learners. Upon joining LearningRx in 2013, I found the answer. Since then I have worked with thousands of students in Maple Grove, Plymouth, Wayzata, Anoka, Rogers, Elk River and the whole northwest metro area. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a child develop the necessary skills to succeed and choose to read for pleasure. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Nate Maus
    Nate Maus Director of Training

    I’m Nate Maus, the Director of Training for LearningRx of Maple Grove along with our locations in Eden Prairie and Shoreview. I studied Psychology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and am a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist. I was initially drawn to LearningRx in 2008 as a way to apply the academic knowledge I received from my studies in cognitive psychology to help individuals directly. In the past, I took great joy in working with clients personally as a cognitive trainer and now focus my time as the Director of Training on finding and training amazing and highly skilled individuals to work as cognitive trainers. I love seeing the amazing growth our trainers deliver daily. I have a passion for helping people and oversee all our programs to ensure every student receives the best cognitive training possible.

  • Noah Sievert
    Noah Sievert Trainer Supervisor

    I’ve been working at LearningRx since Spring 2013. Prior to that, I had an internship at the Center for Spirituality and Healing where I explored the effects of mindfulness on the brain. I enjoy working with students of all ages and adults, helping them to improve their skills and achieve their goals. Whether we are working on reading, attention, or self-accountability with school, I love to challenge clients to move beyond their current skill levels to reach new heights.

  • Chiamaka Okonkwo
    Chiamaka Okonkwo Lead Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Chiamaka majored in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and she grew up in the Twin Cities area. Her hobbies include reading, running, and listening to music. Her favorite brain training activity is Reasoning Brain Cards. Chiamaka loves Brain Training because she says, " It is an extremely rewarding experience to see the positive changes that Brain Training has on a student's confidence and in their ability to learn. "

  • Nicole Santelman
    Nicole Santelman Director of First Impressions

    As Director of First Impressions I have the privilege of being the initial contact as the families enter the center. I enjoy getting to know all of the family members and seeing how everyone grows while the student goes through our programs. Watching the enthusiasm, confidence and maturity that these students develop over the course of the program is the thing I love most about my job!

  • Kara Brathwaite
    Kara Brathwaite Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Hi! I’m Kara, I came to LearningRx with a degree from Malone University in Psychology. My favorite procedure to train at LearningRx is Reasoning Brain Cards because I LOVE doing logic puzzles. My favorite motto is to learn to love the little and small blessings, as well as the big ones! Outside of LearningRx you will find me enjoying writing, reading, baking, and drawing.

  • Delphen (Del) Cole
    Delphen (Del) Cole Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Del graduated from Northern Central University with a degree in Secondary Education Communication Arts and Literature. She grew up in Brooklyn Park and she attended Osseo Senior High. Currently Del is studying to become an English teacher. In the past she has worked in food services and health care. She loves kids and has always wanted to be a teacher. Being able to support and encourage students is something that motivates her. In her free time she likes to read books, exercise and adventuring outside.

  • Emily Vang
    Emily Vang Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Emily graduated from The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in Psychology. One of Emily's favorite LearningRx procedures is Reasoning Braincards because it's almost like solving a puzzle and she loves challenges! During her free time she likes to read books, watch TV shows, go on walks and hikes, listen to music, and play the piano and guitar.

  • Natalie Wall
    Natalie Wall Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Natalie has a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University Of Minnesota and has worked as a Special Education Researcher.  She has experience as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner and Applied Behavioral Analysis.  She loves Hiking (anything outdoors), reading, soccer and science!  One of my favorite things about LearningRx is working one on one with clients and tailoring each experience to that unique individual.

  • Norris Vorasane
    Norris Vorasane Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Norris studied Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He was on active duty for the US Marine Corps in avionics for 5 years and has volunteered at OutFront Minnesota. Norris is excited to have the opportunity to work with children and adults who are looking to improve their cognitive skills and use his Psychology knowledge to help others. When he is not training he enjoys music, working out at the gym, hiking and kayaking.

  • Keannah Thao
    Keannah Thao Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Keannah came to us with hopes of applying her Psychology knowledge to help people achieve their goals. One of her favorite things about LearningRx is meeting lots of people and being able to help them become more self confident. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and camping. Nutrition and exercise are also very important to her to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Renee Wuest
    Renee Wuest Cognitive Skills Trainer

    Renee graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Psychology. Some of Renee's favorite things about LearningRx are the friendly faces and welcoming community. In her spare time she enjoys soccer, lacrosse, guitar and fishing. Renee loves dogs and always looks forward to a good cup of coffee.

  • John Bates
    John Bates Cognitive Skills Trainer

    John is currently studying psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His favorite thing about LearningRx helping students improve their mental capabilities with cognitive activities that will in turn give them the freedom to reach their fullest potential. In his free time, John enjoys photography, films, reading and playing video games.