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Vinland Employees Take on New Roles

Vinland National Center continues to work hard on behalf of its clients and helping new clients who walk through the doors each day. Every staff member at Vinland has a special and important role in helping Vinland fulfill its mission everyday.

Here are a few employees who have taken on new roles in the Vinland community. We are so glad to have them continuing to work diligently for our clients!

Monica Monserud


Monica has worked at Vinland  for the past six years as a Health Service Technician (HST). She recently became a new Intake Associate in the admissions department.

As an intake associate, Monica provides support and helps with paperwork for incoming or potential clients and additional support for the admission process at Vinland.

Previously, as an HST, Monica assisted in the care and support of clients, which included helping administer medications and helping clients in day-to-day activities.

Now, she works on helping admit clients to the residential campus in Loretto, which can also include giving new clients tours of the facility when they first arrive.

“I like working here; it’s always a new adventure,” Monica said. “You never know what you’re going to get.”

Landon Harris


Landon has worked at Vinland for more than two years as a Health Service Technician (HST). He was recently promoted to be in charge of operations for the two Living Works Lodges, Vinland’s sober housing, in Crystal.

Landon oversees logistical work, maintenance, and support for the two independent living homes. Each home contains 12 clients dealing with various disabilities living in recovery from substance abuse who need minimal amounts of support to remain independent.

“One day I’ll need to set up the purchase, delivery and work needed to get a new washer and dryer while another day I’ll be setting up and working to get a new security system,” Landon said.

Previously, as an HST, Landon assisted in the care and support of clients, which included helping administer medications and helping clients in day-to-day activities. He started out working part-time at the main campus in Loretto and was later hired full-time.

Even in his new role, Landon continues to help clients as needed and interacts with them everyday, which he enjoys.

Before coming to Vinland, Landon went to Bemidji State University and received a degree in sports management. The management part has become an integral part of his work at Vinland.

“It’s always something different going on that makes the day exciting,” Landon said of working at Vinland. “Also, the independence here as employees is nice.”

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MaryLnn has worked at Vinland for more than five months in the IT department.

Recently, MaryLynn has been hired on full time as an IT Administrative Associate. As an IT Administrative Associate, she helps Vinland staff troubleshoot and fix computer and technical issues as needed.

Previously, MaryLynn has worked freelance in creative and technical computer work in a variety of settings including website development and sales.

“I like that I get to interact with all staff,” she said. “It’s nice to get to know people when I help them.”