Dick Amundson
President and CEO

Dick Amundson is the president and founder of TENTMAKERS. He started the ministry in 1979 in response to the need for more Christ-centered, equipped, and committed youth leaders to make young disciples of Jesus Christ.  Over the past 40 years, TENTMAKERS has served ministries, associations and 25 denominations and has more than 25,000 graduates. Dick has extensive experience in training and mentoring people serving in a variety of leadership roles.


Eric Hofstad
Wilderness North Executive Co-Director

Eric is the Director of Wilderness North along with his wife Lynn.  They live on site. Eric was drawn to work with TENTMAKERS when he learned about the Daniel program with 40 days in the “wilderness”.  Eric had learned in his involvement in a ministry called Mighty Oaks Academy for Men, that 40 days was key to lives changed for Christ.   More>>

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Londa Amundson
Training Director

Londa Amundson is a manager and trainer in leadership development. In 1979, she co-founded TENTMAKERS with her husband Dick. Over the years, she has functioned in various capacities from accountant to cook, to trainer and director. Her major focus has been development of the organization’s unique training process.



Lynn Hofstad
Wilderness North Executive Co-Director

Lynn and her husband Eric are the facilities Directors at Wilderness North Leadership Training Camp in the northern Minnesota wilderness.  They were both drawn to TENTMAKERS' focus on developing lifelong Christ-centered disciples in everyday activities and occupations. (1 Cor. 10:31 "whatever you do, do all to the glory of Christ."). 

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Mark Eliason
Associate Training Director, Alumni Relations

Mark has been on staff with TENTMAKERS since September of 1989 after completing the TENTMAKERS Youth Ministry Training and serving a church community in La Crosse, WI.  He has carried a number of roles over the years and right now mainly focuses on the preparation and delivery of the different TENTMAKERS training events available. More>>

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Owen Cooper
Year-on-Mission Program Manager

Owen is a site leader for the Year-on-Mission team in Whitewater, WI. He was on staff with TENTMAKERS from 2006-2008 and has continued to work with the organization in different capacities since then. He has an B.A. From Taylor University in Biblical studies and Christian education and is currently working on a Masters of Ministry from the Antioch School. More>>


Tracy Garrison
Finance Manager

Tracy Garrison joined TENTMAKERS in 2007 with over twenty years of accounting experience. She enjoys spending time outdoors and family time with her husband and two sons. Knowing that today's youth will become tomorrow's leaders, she is pleased that TENTMAKERS encourages and equips today’s youth for a brighter future. More>>

Chuck Salibi
Wisconsin Regional Training Manager

Chuck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1984 with a degree in Forest Management and from Cardinal Stritch University in 2000 with a Master’s in Computer Science in education.  He has been a high school math, science & computer science teacher for 29 years.  He has additional experiences in resource management, retail, food service & construction. More>>

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Leann Sallstrom
Minnesota Regional Training Manager

Leann is passionate about transforming lives because she knows that Jesus Christ died for us and that we are free to live out our God-given gifts to bring Him glory. In 2002, Leann attended Breakthrough Living at Wilderness North, which began her history with TENTMAKERS. She understands the need to train the next generation of leaders who are equipped and empowered .. More>>

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Denice Freih
Operations Manager

Denice has been associated with TENTMAKERS in various capacities for over twenty years. With extensive experience in nonprofit management, she currently serves as the ministry's Operations Manager. She steadfastly believes in the mission of TENTMAKERS, having seen the enormous impact it has made in her own life, and in the lives of countless youth, families, schools - and an entire community! More>>

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