Client Solutions Staff | Scholarship America

Meet Our Client Solutions Team

Cheryl Amundsen - Director of Scholarship AmericaCheryl Amundson
Director, Program Design and Implementation

With more than 30 years of experience in secondary and post-secondary education, non-profit management, and community youth development, Cheryl is well versed in matters of education access and student success. At Scholarship America, she advises and assists with program development and evaluation to ensure clients achieve their goals and objectives. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys playing the piano, fiber arts, golf and travel.

Kimberly Hanson - Senior Director, Client SolutionsKimberly Hanson
Senior Director, Client Solutions

Kimberly is passionate about education and has spent more than two decades in the areas of sales, operations and customer service helping a wide range of organizations meet their goals. Kimberly loves cooking, going to estate sales, hiking and exploring wine country in Oregon where she lives.

Marilee Hedberg - Director of Client SolutionsMarilee Hedberg
Director, Client Solutions

Throughout her career, Marilee has been a hands-on HR practitioner in areas such as compensation, benefits, staffing, performance management, training, and compliance. She fully understands the challenges HR leaders face, making her the perfect person with whom to discuss outsourcing your company’s education assistance program. In her spare time, Marilee is an angler-gatherer-gardener-cook who aspires to be a better golfer.

Eric Wilner - Director, New Business DevelopmentEric Wilner
Director, Strategic Clients

An executive with more than 30 years of higher education finance experience, Eric believes that every person should have access to a post-secondary education. Utilizing a vast knowledge of scholarship, tuition assistance and student loan programs, Eric is a trusted advisor for all your organization’s needs. Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing golf, relaxing at the lake and spoiling his grandchildren!

Christina Rose - Director, Strategic ClientsChristina Rose
Director, Strategic Clients

As a first generation college student, Christina has dedicated her career to helping students and families make post-secondary education obtainable and affordable. Christina utilizes her extensive financial aid knowledge to create programs that not only help students but also ensure organizational goals are accomplished.  In her spare time, Christina enjoys volunteering, reading, CrossFit, biking, and board game nights with her family.

Emily Monda - Program ConsultantEmily Monda
Program Consultant

Prior to joining Scholarship America, Emily worked for a benefits administration company helping business owners and financial advisors to ensure appropriate management of retirement plans. As a consultant Emily works closely with new contacts and the client solutions team to establish education programs that will meet ones desired goals and objectives. When Emily is not working she enjoys playing soccer, cooking, golfing, fishing with her husband and spoiling her mini goldendoodle, Winnie.

Brandon Bachtle
Program Consultant

Having been in numerous roles within Scholarship America over the years, Brandon leverages his knowledge and experience within the organization, as well as his extensive background in customer service and management, to develop education programs that fit the needs of both new and existing clients. In his spare time, Brandon loves to golf, camp, spend time on the lake, cheer on his beloved Minnesota sports teams, and play fetch with his rescue dog, Charley.