Our Founders

Rachel Knutson, R.N.


Rachel is no stranger to urgent health needs. After graduating from nursing school at St. Catherine University in 1995, she spent many years in intensive care units and emergency rooms. Most recently, she served as the trauma coordinator at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn.

Rachel lives in a Minneapolis suburb with her husband, Tim, who works in the airline industry, daughters Ella and Adeline, and dog Charlie.

Lisa Rudquist, R.N.


Lisa’s path into healthcare began at Minnesota State University–Mankato, where she earned a BSN in 1998. She went on to earn a masters degree in leadership studies from Augsburg college in 2005. In addition to her experience in the neonatal care, Lisa spent 12 years in the healthcare industry, researching and analyzing clinical studies to benefit patients.

She and her husband, Sean (owner of a local remodeling and construction business) are proud parents to Scott, Sierra and Megan. They live in a suburb of Minneapolis.