MFC Board

The Mayo Families Connections’ executive board is comprised of volunteer members of MFC.  Our group is always looking for new members to volunteer.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions for the group, please email

Executive Committee

Laura Watkins


MFC Member Since 2018
Board Member Since 2019

Laura is the Office Manager at QW Furniture. She teaches fitness classes at the DAHLC and teaches ballet at Bliss Dance Space. Laura is also a founding member of the Rochester Ensemble of Dance.

Lauren Scheel


Board Member Since 2024

Lauren is a registered nurse from Atlanta, Georgia, who loves traveling, being outdoors, and enjoying a good glass of wine (or two). In February 2024, she and her husband welcomed their first baby, kicking off a new adventure. When she's not busy traveling with her little one, you can find her hiking around Rochester with her baby and dog, likely planning her next trip, meeting new people, and debating whether wine pairs better with baby bottles or dog treats.

Board Members

Kami Mirande


MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2022

Kami is an associate photographer at Emma Jeanson Photography and a graphic artist for a non-profit organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Klamath County, back home in Southern Oregon. 

Carlyn Fredrick

Kaleidoscope Editor
Special Interest Group Coordinator

MFC Member Since 2020
Board Member Since 2023

Carlyn is a Marketing Lead at BookBub, a Boston-based startup that helps readers discover new books. Born and raised in California, she spent ten years in Massachusetts before moving to Minnesota. She loves going out to local restaurants and breweries, and she's a member of the Rochester Curling Club. 

Ellen Crowley

Welcome Brunch Co-Chair

Board Member Since 2022

Ellen is from Texas and while she has loved Minnesota she still misses margaritas and tacos. She loves the hiking and waterfalls in Minnesota and spends a lot of time reading (shout out to MFC Book Club!). 

Matt Humphrey

New Member Liaison

Open Positions

Vice President


Welcome Brunch

Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

MFC Date Night

MFC Date Night

Marketing & Social Media Chair

If you're interested in joining the MFC Board, please email Laura at

Above: Some of our board members at 2022 Welcome Brunch

Above: Board members at Taster's Table 2019