Advisory Board


Patricia Sagert

A student of servant-leadership Patty invests her time and talents in work, projects, and programs that align with her personal values. Patty holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. While at Gonzaga she immersed herself in servant-leadership taking a course about community at a Benedictine Monastery in Valermo California. She attained a certificate in servant-leadership while attending Gonzaga.

Patty believes in the power of education and is honored to serve on the Leaders and Achievers Advisory Board. Ensuring the next generation of leaders has the tools and resources to thrive and grow in their leadership journey is a key reason why Patty is serving on the Leaders and Achievers Advisory Board.

Patty works in Minneapolis Minnesota in facilities leadership. She is a member of TeamWomen and serves on their DEI committee. She actively gives back to the community through volunteering and giving of her time, talents, and treasures.


David Elmberg

David Elmberg helps entrepreneurs chase their dreams and continue to grow them! He started his own Social Media Marketing Company at age 19 after not exactly knowing what he wanted to do with his life. In addition, he has some other side hustles! His goal is to provide knowledgeable advice and help as many entrepreneurs chase their dreams of owning a business. Fun fact about David is that he was always the youngest in his grade! Never let your age define you and what you are able to achieve.


Daniel Tesch

Daniel has a very diverse and interesting background in various different activities. Recently graduated high school in 2020, the class of COVID. He attempted to play Division III football at a small school but injuries "ended his career", from that he has transformed his body from an offensive lineman to what most people consider "normal". Through the weight loss journey he has learned so many different things about himself and about the world around us. Daniel has a newfound passion for his core values of Respect, Dedication, and Loyalty. These are all things that he believes are the foundation for a constructive society. Some of his hobbies include golfing, watching sports, and working out.


Tammy Block

Tammy Block is a mother of two and has raised her children in Rosemount, MN. She is a licensed attorney in both Minnesota (admitted in 1998) and South Dakota (admitted in 2000), as well as in the application process of being accepted in to Texas, with a practice that serves clients in a relationship based model . Tammy has over 20 years of legal experience working with clients in estate planning, probate, real estate and small business matters. She travels within two hours of the Twin Cities to serve clients in a broad geographic area and also travels to South Dakota once a year to visit clients there and southern locales to visit her Minnesota residents living in areas such as Arizona for a portion of the year. Her goal is to provide families and individuals with a sense of security and to make the process easy to understand

She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelors degree in medical technology, got her law degree from DePaul in Chicago and her MBA from the University of Saint Thomas. She is a life long learning, but is definitely done with the degrees.

  • B.S.M.T. - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota (1995)
  • J.D. - DePaul College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (1998)
  • MBA - University of St. Thomas (2008)

Current leadership roles:

  • Board Member and Vice President - Women Empowerment Foundation
  • She currently sits on the Rosemount City Council and is Vice Mayor, as well as Vice Chair for the Rosemount Port Authority.

The motto she lives by is "Failure is not an option" - meaning you can always find a solution, so never give up.


Valerie Lockhart

Valerie Lockhart has a deep love for words, technology, and photography. She has been providing SEO services and creating digital content for 10+ years through her business, Ninja Media International. Valerie also serves as Executive Director for both the Minneapolis Television Network and the Minnesota Women in Technology. She is passionate about individual rights and digital accessibility and spends her free time helping people learn how to leverage technology and media to become more self-sufficient.