Success Coaches (Enrollment Staff)

Our Director of Enrollment Services and Enrollment and Success Coaches are here to help.

Lucas Erie, Enrollment & Success Coach

Lucas Erie

   Location: Enrollment Services 109 

   Email: lerie@anokatech.edu

   Hometown: Simsbury, Connecticut

   Educational Background:  I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. I later went back to school in Kyoto, Japan to study the Japanese language intensively. 

Best Adventure:  I lived in Japan for three years after college. While there, I did a solo backpacking trip to a holy mountain in southern Honshu and camped in the ruins of a 9th century temple.

Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College:  The staff. We are lucky to have great people at Anoka Tech that go above and beyond to help our students!

Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College:  Ask for help if you need it. The faculty and staff are here to help you reach your goals, but we can’t help unless you ask for it!

Izy Mortenson, Enrollment & Success Coach

Izy Mortenson  Location: Enrollment Services 110

  Email: izy.mortenson@anokatech.edu

  Hometown: I grew up in Northfield, MN - 45 minutes south of Minneapolis. 

Educational Background: I graduated from The University of St Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Best Adventure: Camping in the middle of the ocean with my husband at Dry Tortugas National Park—located on an island 70 miles west of Key West, FL. Once the ferry leaves for the day, you are “stranded” with the other campers and a ranger, with no amenities or cell service. Originally built as a civil war fort (never used as a fort) to protect America on the southern coastline, the Fort Jefferson National Monument takes up the majority of the island where you are able to walk around the octagonal-shaped structure on the moat wall or the building itself. Now a National Park with a handful of campsites and great snorkeling opportunities in the clear, turquoise waters. The stars overnight were incredible, like nothing I’ve ever seen.  

Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College: The staff and faculty really care about helping our students. It’s a great feeling to be part of a community that cares about every student’s success. 

Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College: Follow your dreams! Anoka Tech has great programs and opportunities, whether you are exploring a new career path or just beginning one.

Danni Munro, Completion Coach & Success Coach

Danni MunroLocation: Enrollment Services 111

Email: Danni.Munro@anokatech.edu

Hometown: I grew up in Maple Grove and attended Osseo Senior High School – I was the Mascot at the football games. Go Orioles!

Educational Background: I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Graphic Design. While in college, I studied abroad in England for six months, traveled across Europe and the UK, and visited 18 countries. This experience taught me the value in stepping outside your comfort zone; you never know what you might find there.

Best Adventure: Reluctantly trying my first yoga class in 2016 – I walked in fully convinced I was going to hate it, and unrolled my mat with an admittingly-presumptuous mini-smirk. Little did I know, that class would prove to be the most powerful, pivotal 60 minutes of my life. In 2019, I completed my 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training in effort to enhance personal growth. Yoga is many wonderful things for me, including my “best adventure.”

Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College: I love that we offer over 70 program opportunities to get a remarkable, affordable, skill-based education that prepares you for a seamless transition from Student to Professional!

Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College: Celebrate your decision to begin this thrilling journey! Applying is the first step toward the realization of your dreams and aspirations. And, remember that we are all here to support you along the way toward graduation!

LeAnna Wangerin, Director of Enrollment Services

Location: Enrollment Services 115

Email: LWangerin@anokatech.edu

Hometown: I grew up in Rogers, Minn. and graduated from Elk River High School. I currently live in Plymouth, Minn. with my husband and two daughters.

Educational Background: I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communication–Advertising and a minor in Geography–Travel and Tourism. While in college, I completed an internship with Walt Disney World and experienced what it was like to see Disney from an insider’s perspective. It was a fun and memorable experience.

Best Adventure: I took part in a study abroad program while at St. Cloud State and studied in Northern England for six months while in college. I lived in a 12th century castle and traveled extensively throughout Great Britain, Ireland and Europe. It was an experience of a lifetime!

Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College: The hallmark of Anoka Tech is our faculty and staff. Our talented instructors and dedicated staff are committed to help students reach their educational and career goals. Assisting students is our primary goal and we’re here to help students to see their potential.

Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College: Take advantage of this time to realize the possibilities in front of you. Students at Anoka Tech are taking steps to do something they really want to do in life. I encourage students to explore opportunities to help them learn what really motivates them to succeed in their education and ultimately their career.

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