Operations Team

Stefan Kuhl

Technology & Project Management Director

Stefan’s first experience with YouthWorks was as a trip participant from 2004-2007. Stefan also worked on our Summer Staff in 2009 and 2011. He joined our full time team in 2017 and is now YouthWorks’ Technology & Project Management Director where he enjoys problem solving and implementing new tech initiatives to keep YouthWorks fresh.

When Stefan is not playing the role of YouthWorks tech nerd, he enjoys playing in multiple music projects as a musician, watching movies, playing video games and hanging out with his wonderful friends and lovely wife.

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Geoff Derks

HR & Operations Manager

Geoff began his YouthWorks journey by working as a summer staff in Pine Ridge. He was hired on to the full-time staff after that summer in 2008. One of his favorite parts of his role at YouthWorks is working behind the scenes to enable YouthWorks and the staff live out its purpose & vision. Geoff is passionate about finding ways to explain payroll and benefits to employees in easy-to-understand ways utilizing HR technology. When Geoff is not working at YouthWorks, he enjoys comic books, watching movies and TV, traveling to new places, exploring new restaurants in the Twin Cities, going to concerts, volunteering at events and spending time with his family in Illinois.

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