Minnesota Masonic Charities provides important services and contributes to many charitable causes in the name of Minnesota Masonry.

Minnesota Masonic Home’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality care and services to aging adults.

The lush, 83-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is centrally located, easy to access, and offers everything you need for your special event.

Providing compassionate and effective identification, treatment and support for childhood communication disorders.

Our Staff

Nicole Lampi, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinic Director, Speech/Language Pathologist

I have always liked to be busy. Before having children, I completed triathlons and taught fitness classes. My time now is spent running after my 3 kids and running them to their activities. What I love most about my career: supporting these amazing therapists, and sharing laughter with the children I treat.

Nancy Johnston, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Having worked at the clinic for over 25 years, there are many things that rank as my “Favorites” such as Story with Friends, being able to offer services at no cost, Parents and Children Communicating (PACC), the Fourth of July Kids’ Parade, and our own version of the Polar Express. But by far the best are the relationships that grow out of working in tandem with parents and children while fostering communication. When I’m not at work, you might find me hiking Oberg Mountain, making yarn on my spinning wheel, or enjoying live performance in one of Duluth’s many venues.

Tristan Kerfeld, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I love doing crafty things! Whether it is prepping and laminating materials for therapy, sewing Halloween costumes for my own children or wrapping presents with extra ribbon, I enjoy all aspects of being crafty!

Sorina Larson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I love making therapy activities out of boxes, creating anything from school buses, to reindeer, to dragons. I’ll make anything that is motivating!

Jillian Little, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I have been knitting since I was ten years old. I have become the official "dishcloth" knitter for my entire family, and I love to knit baby hats!

Tamara Pogin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I enjoy watching baking shows about making beautiful and complex creations that I can’t even eat due to allergies. I can be inspired by creativity in many modalities even if it’s not something I can do.

Natalie Wark, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I love a great cup of dark roast coffee, good company, and a relaxing environment! A fun fact about me is that I love baking. Recipes don't always turn out beautiful but mostly taste delicious. I consider my baking a hobby in progress!

Rachel Shepherd, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I took a Children’s Literature course during my senior year at UW-EC. This “simple class” resonated so deeply with me, to this day I still tell everyone of my love of Children’s Literature. It is so much more than just paper and ink bound together. Ask me to tell you more!

Amy Packer, AuD


I have 35 years of experience as an audiologist in a variety of settings. By far the area I am most passionate about is working with children.

Most of my career has been spent in the educational setting working with children from birth through high school graduation. It has been a blessing to be a part of a family’s journey from identification of hearing loss, to developing spoken language, learning about hearing technology and seeing the child grow up.

In addition to audiology, my life is filled with activities with my husband, mostly outdoors with hiking, biking, camping, traveling, skiing, paddling some type of watercraft, etc.! We are parents to 2 young adult children, and we have been fortunate to share most of our summers together as they were growing up. I also treasure times and activities with friends, including an amazing women’s book club, and we actually read the monthly book (mostly).

Being a part of the Masonic Children’s Clinic staff is a wonderful new opportunity for me and I am excited to be on the team.

Emily Wolf

Office Manager

I have worked at the clinic for 5 years and continue to enjoy every minute of it! If you call, more than likely I will be the one to answer the phone and answer your questions. A fun fact about me is that in 2022 we took in a kitty who was left behind by previous owners, and it turned out she was pregnant with 6 kittens! All kittens were born healthy and found very loving families. Of course we had to keep 1 kitty with her Mama : ).

Andrea Thyen

Therapy Aide

Rainy and snowy days are my absolute favorite! I enjoy curling up by the fireplace with a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, a warm cup of tea, and maybe even a cat or two! On a dreary day you can find me reading a good book or watching movies all day long!

Marcus Hardin

Facility Manager

I keep the building running, and solve problems affecting the efficient operation of our program. I maintain and refurbish the various educational and entertaining props our clients use. One of my principal joys in life is seeing our clients come to our staff, scared and unable to communicate, and watch them walk out, proud and talkative. I am privileged to be part of this fantastic program, offered at no charge, to children in need.

Sara Sheppard, MAOTR/L

Occupational Therapist/Sensory Processing Consultant

I am an occupational therapy consultant specializing in sensory processing difficulties with 20 years working with children, first as a special education teacher, then as an OT.

I am a part of a small family with my husband, my daughter and our yellow labrador retriever. We all feel so fortunate to call Duluth our home, as we love all things outdoors. From cross country skiing, hiking and camping, mountain biking, to paddleboarding on the big lake, we have found many favorite places to explore and soak in the beauty of nature in and around Duluth.