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Meet Our Board

Kristi Settje

Board Member

Neighborhood Pharmacy, pharmacist

Kristi says that she wants to be remembered as "happy, kind, and generous."

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Tom Lanz

Board Member

Outside of work, Tom says that he is happiest when he's "serving as a volunteer on the Live Well Go Fish pontoon really makes me happy. (Especially when my 88 year old mother is one of the passengers!) I also am very happy fishing anywhere and especially with any of my 4 grandchildren."


David Ruder

Founder, President & CEO

David finds his inspiration from Alan Jackson because "he took my favorite Bible verse 1st Corinthians 13:13 and turned it into a hit song to inspire our country when we needed it the most. Hope, Faith and Love are some great things he gave us……but the greatest is Love." 

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Tracy Rathe

Board Member

Nebraska Health Care Association, 
Senior Vice President 

Tracy's ideal day would be "a day with my family at any Nebraska State Park followed by an evening laughing with my girlfriends."



Board Member & Treasurer

Daniel's goal in life is to become a Certified Flight Instructor!

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Alan Hersch

Board Member

"I always try to view events from a 'glass half full' perspective. Every day is a gift!"

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Bill Cordes

Chairman of the Board

Retired CEO of a NYSE listed interstate natural gas pipeline company 

Bill has a long history of community service. He's served on the boards of Lutheran Family Services, Girls Inc., College of St. Mary's and the United Way of the Midlands. He serves on the boards of two corporate mutual funds traded on the NYSE. Bill is an avid fly fisherman, but is happy to do any kind of fishing any time.


Tom Twitt

Board Member

Tom owned and operated a funeral home in Carroll, Iowa for 35 years. He served as president of the NEW Hope Village board. "This was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and influenced my interest in Live Well. Go Fish." 

Carla Hiatt

Board Member


Carla's roots run deep from her childhood days fishing the Republican River to her years of expertise with the senior living communities in Lincoln.  She defines energy, innovation and creativity as she serves the community on and off the water! 

Bret Schomer

Board Member

"Life changed so much after I discovered Pork Chop Island on Lake Wanahoo.  After I finish with this luxury development and making it the premiere vacation destination in Nebraska I might be remembered as a visionary."  


Dale Storm

Board Member

If Dale could be anywhere he wanted, right at this moment, it would be on a boat fishing with his family and friends.

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Independent Lab

As an "INDEPENDENT LAB" I have certified that the Board of directors for Live Well Go Fish are a great group of professionals working hard to build Nebraskas best outdoor recreational therapy program for those they serve on the water!  

Labradors LOVE the water too......Great work they are doing!   Thank You


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