EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Recovree represents a team of people who have firsthand experience with substance misuse and are committed to helping people find recovery and thrive. View current employment opportunities here.

 
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MELISSA KJOLSING, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Melissa has extensive experience working with startups leading organizations like MN Cup, the largest statewide startup competition in the country, and Lunar Startups, an incubator managed by American Public Media. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

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LUKE KJOLSING, CHIEF RECOVERY OFFICER

Luke is a U.S. Air Force veteran who studied at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Luke finds energy and joy in helping people with their recovery journey because he personally understands the challenges of addiction. He is a certified peer recovery specialist and former sober house manager. He is also active in the local recovery community including Young Adults in Recovery.

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Mike Milkovich, Chief technology officer

Mike has over 25 years of software, systems, and product development expertise. He served as CTO of brightpeak financial where his focus on data and technology-assisted behavior change led to significant breakthroughs in financial wellness. Before brightpeak, Mike was Chief Architect at RedBrick Health and Co-founder and CTO of Warecorp. He started his career in Silicon Valley in the early 1990s developing secure, scalable first- and second-generation ecommerce systems. Mike studied at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.

ANNE WESTMAN, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

After graduating from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Anne worked as a microbiologist at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Always interested in business, she decided to change her career trajectory and jumped into a startup. In her most recent role, she was the Executive Director of Sigma Beauty, an international e-commerce business.