• Staff

  • Colleen Faacks

    Born and raised in Burnsville, Minnesota.  Colleen is the middle child of seven children. 

    Education:
    Graduate of Mankato State University; 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree 
    Major in Elementary Education, Minor in Kindergarten

    Family:
    Relocated to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1994.
    Colleen and husband Lonnie have been married since 1989. 
    Lonnie is the Property Manager at Grand View Lodge.

    Together they have three children:
    Olivia (25) works for Ameriprise Financial and lives in Minneapolis.
    Jessica (19) attends University of Minnesota Duluth, studying Exercise Science
    Jacob (15) sophomore at Pequot Lakes High School, active in sports, Football, Basketball and Track and field.

    MMBA:   
    Joined the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association in October of 2002.

    Serves as chief administrative officer, recommends and participates in formulation of new policies and makes decisions within the bounds of existing policies. Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the staff, programs and activities to ensure the association’s goals and objectives are met.

    Goal is to connect Members to Members; Doing Business with a Member is MMBA’s motto. 

    One of Colleen’s goals is to educate members on all of the benefits of belonging to and supporting their local builders association. 

    Quote: 

    COMING together is a beginning.
    KEEPING together is progress.
    WORKING together is success.
         -- Henry Ford


  • Tracy Peterson

    Born in Louisville, Kentucky, but raised in Roswell, New Mexico.  Tracy is the 3rd of 6 children.

    Education:
    Graduate of  New Mexico State University, 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
    Major in Business Management with an emphasis on Organizational Behavior

    Family:
    Moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1995
    Tracy and husband, Eric, have been married since 1995
    Eric is the General Manager at Cragun’s Resort

    Together they have two children:
    Tyler (13) is in 9th grade.  He participates in basketball and knowledge bowl, plays clarinet in band and saxophone in jazz band
    Lucy (12) is in 7th grade.  She participates in hockey, golf, and softball and plays trombone in band.

    MMBA:
    Joined the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association in June 2016.

    Serves as the administrative assistant, manages member database, accounting services, and helps organize MMBA functions.

    Quote:

    If a train doesn’t stop at your station,
    Then it’s not your train.

         --Marianne Williamson