Ellie Brettschneider, soccer and Sport & Recreation Management with Jesse Jennings, Criminal Justice major.    

Photo of Ellie Brettschneider and Jesse Jennings

Jesse and Ellie, whom make their home in Mankato, MN with their dog Sugar.

Photo of Ellie Brettschneider and Jesse Jennings

Hi I’m Ellie! At UMN Crookston I was a member of the soccer team, a C.A. (community adviser), and student studying sport and recreation management with a minor in coaching. I can’t forget about working with the awesome grill crew in Evergreen at night! I miss the small campus community and being able to know almost everyone while walking around campus. 
My internship experiences and classes provided the realization I have a passion for helping others. After graduation, I ventured to Winona, Minn., and was a graduate assistant hall director at Saint Mary’s University (SMUMN). Following graduation from SMUMN, I moved to Mankato, Minn., and am working as a central registration specialist for the Mankato Area Public Schools as well as a ninth grade soccer coach. 

Jesse attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law after graduating from UMN Crookston in 2015. He is now an assistant county attorney in southern Minnesota. He continues to stay involved in baseball by playing Minnesota Townball.

Jesse and I make our home together with our dog, Sugar, in Mankato, Minn.

Story Contact: Shawn Smith - - (218) 281-8414