Charlene Ridlon

Charlene joined the board in September of 2020 after seeing a request on social media looking for help with grant writing. She had been in search of something that will allow her to spend less time on social media (and dust off some skills that could be used for a positive purpose).
Charlene volunteered and then worked in the non-profit arts world from 1996 until 2003. She was the executive director for a couple of different nonprofit groups in the St. Cloud area. In 2003 she opened and ran her own creative arts retail business for over 16 years. In 2019, she decided to make a career change and is currently employed with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud in the Senior Dining Program.
Charlene is married to Scott, and together they have one adult daughter. In her free time, she likes to dabble and create with clay pottery, acrylic paint, canvas, mixed media projects and is a fair-weather hiker and bicyclist. With COVID, she has become a bit of a homebody which her two cats love!