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Meet the team

The team of caregivers at Beyond Expectations Home Health Care in Minneapolis, MN is made up of well-trained, caring and responsible staff that provide customized care and dependable services to clients across Minneapolis, MN & surrounding areas. Get to know a little more about our current team members below.

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Sonja, RN

Co-Owner/Director of Care

Sonja is a Registered Nurse and is a Certified Athletic Trainer. Besides being a co-owner and having administrative roles, Sonja loves to be a caregiver. Sonja graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and majored in Athletic Training. She continued her education in Eau Claire, WI at Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Nursing that she completed in December 2015. Sonja has experience working in an assisted living as a certified nursing assistant, but found her passion when she worked with her mom doing private duty home care and was able to give personalized one-on-one care. She loves making each day a special for those she works with. When she is not spending time with her clients, Sonja loves staying active, live music, sunshine, and enjoying time with her husband (and business partner), cutest two kids, family, and friends.

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Brett

Co-Owner/Director of Business Affairs

Brett enjoys meeting clients and their families, but his primary responsibility for the business is handling administrative work. Brett graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and majored in Management while also playing on the football team for the university. He then went on to get his Masters of Business Administration at UW - Eau Claire in 2012 while coaching football and interning with the university's athletic department. Shortly after graduating, Brett was hired on at UW - Stout as the External Relations and Promotions Coordinator with the athletic department. Brett is active in their local chamber of commerce by volunteering and as president of the Menomonie Young Professionals. He also plays football on an adult league in the summer, is on a recreational sand volleyball team that plays year round, and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son, family, and friends.

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Lesa, LPN

Associate Director of Care/EMT

Lesa began working in the healthcare field in the late 1980’s after finishing her Nursing degree to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She started working in home care, and eventually created her own in-home private care business, which she thoroughly enjoyed for 25 years. That is where she not only found her passion, but her love for caring for others. She feels she has been so fortunate to have been invited into so many different homes. Lesa then furthered her career by becoming an Emergency Medical Technician. Her goals have never changed, "to never lose focus to why I am there." She has the philosophy that if you find something you love, you will never work a day in your life. Lesa also enjoys running, boating on the St. Croix River, but most of all spending time with her husband, friends, family, and four beautiful grandbabies.

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Shelly

Personal Care Specialist

Shelly has been working in the healthcare field since 2005, and has been with BEHHC since its beginning. After caring for her significant other who developed ALS, it sparked an interest in caring for people that has never subsided. Through that experience Shelly learned various ways to communicate with others and found out how innovative she can be. Since, Shelly has worked in home care settings and has taken formal training to further learn and develop her skills and keep current ‘with the times’. Her motto in life and in caring for others is to ‘treat others as you would want to be treated’. She feels that she learns so much from her clients and finds being in the home care setting very rewarding and she truly enjoys what she does. Outside of working, Shelly enjoys gardening, boating, being with family, traveling, and sewing.

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Erica

Personal Care Specialist

Erica has been working with BEHHC since 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has experience working in an assisted living facilities. These patient care experiences allowed her to discover her passion for caring for people and sparked her interest in providing one-on-one care for people in their home. Erica finds one-on-one care to be very rewarding because she feels it allows her to interact with clients on a more personal level. In her near future, Erica aspires to attend physician assistant (PA) school to continue to further her career in healthcare, a field she is very passionate about. Outside of her jobs, Erica enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.

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Abby

Personal Care Specialist

Abby graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a BS in Ethics and Health in Childhood and Families in December 2018. She continued her education with an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago in May 2020. She had a lot of personal experience caregiving for hergrandmother with Parkinson’s and dementia and about 6 months of professional caregiving with another company before joining BEHHC in March of 2021. Abby is also a scribe in the ER at the U of M and an intern at the Center for Bioethics and active on the ethics committee. She is pursuing her certification in ethics consultations in a clinical setting and is actively applying to Physician Assistant school. She has always been drawn to medicine and is most passionate about bioethics and public health! Abby loves traveling, hiking, baking, and gardening too! 

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Molly

Personal Care Specialist

Molly has been happily married to her husband for 15 years and has two daughters (14 and 12) and a son (12). Her family is always on the run with kids activities such as football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and horse. In September of 2021, with Molly's children all finally in school, she found herself with a little extra time on her hands and a desire to give someone the comfort and companionship she wishes she could give to her mom and great aunt that live far away, so she became a part of the BEHHC team. In Molly's “spare” time she is an amazing baker. She decorates beautiful and delicious cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and loves trying new things and new techniques. Molly says, "it's a busy life but a fun one!"

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Emma S

Personal Care Specialist

Emma joined the BEHHC team in May of 2023. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of St. Thomas pursuing an exercise science degree with the goal of attending a Doctor of Physical Therapy program after graduation. She has experience working with older adults in an assisted living home as an assistant activities director and loved being able to create relationships and care for the ones living there. Emma has always been drawn to the medical field and being able to help others in her daily job has always been a goal for her. Outside of work, she loves to be outside in the sunshine, traveling, being with her family, reading, and listening to music. 

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Elli

Personal Care Specialist

Elli is currently pursuing a BSN degree at the University of Northwestern St. Paul. She began her time with Beyond Expectations Home Health Care in May of 2023. Previously, she has worked in a variety of health care settings through her nursing program, but enjoys the one-on-one care and relationships that can be cultivated in her current role with BEHHC. In her free time Elli enjoys working out, playing pickleball, being outside, and reading. 

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Lucy

Personal Care Specialist

Lucy became a member of our team in July 2023. She's had an interest in helping care for people, so she said this opportunity has "brought my dream to life". She would be described by others as kind, easy to talk to, and funny. Lucy's favorite things to do are travel, hangout with her friends and family, and play with her dogs! She also loves orange chicken. In her remaining free time, outside of being a student, she enjoys playing volleyball and helps manage a volleyball team.

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Abby S

Personal Care Specialist

Abby joined the BEHHC group in September 2023 with a wide range of relatable experience. She is currently pursuing a BSN degree at the University of Northwestern St. Paul. She worked as a PCA for three years prior to her role as a CNA at a long term care facility for 2 years. Her varied experience in caregiving also led her to a summer nursing internship in the NICU at Children’s hospital St. Paul. Abby has always had a passion for caring for others and strongly enjoys spending one-to-one time with clients to give them the love and attention that they deserve. She values creating meaningful relationships with clients while also learning from them and their experiences. Abby plays lacrosse for her university, but when she has free time, she spends it doing outdoor activities like hiking and camping, traveling, spending time with friends/family, going to dog parks and reading.

We provide customized and dependable home care services in Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka & Woodbury, MN.

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