Our Senior Management Team

As part of our new management we'd like to welcome the following employees to the team!

Need to get in touch? Call 952-442-0695 or email one of our team members directly at the addresses listed below.

Luke Miska - General Manager
LMiska@waconia.org

Luke has been in the business practically his whole life, and has extensive experience running fitness centers, handling responsibility for finances and operations, and most recently, coming from the YMCA where he led the sales and membership team. He's energetic, organized and has the drive to succeed. Luke currently lives in Minnetrista with his wife and 2 boys.

Liz Tromborg - Aquatics Director
ETromborg@waconia.org 

Liz Tromborg joined the Safari Island staff in November 2016 and accepted the Aquatics Director role in November 2017. Since joining the aquatics world in 2006, she has spent significant time lifeguarding, teaching group and private swimming lessons, and coaching USA Club and MSHSL swimming. She has also held the Aquatics Director role for the City of Glencoe since 2015. Liz is excited to use her leadership attributes to assist in developing and growing the staff at Safari Island. She strives to deliver consistent, open communication with staff and patrons in a “lead-by-example” fashion. Liz specifically enjoys working with children with special needs, helping them learn to swim at a pace that is comfortable to and beneficial for them. When Liz is not at Safari Island, she spends time working part time at a local group home assisting adults with disabilities. Liz, her fiancé, and their dog, Sandy, reside in Glencoe.


Sara Weidemann - Fitness Director

Sara graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato with a B.S. in Sports Management with minors in Business, Coaching and Corporate & Community Fitness. She holds certifications in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Yoga, Kettlebells, PiYo, Pilates, SilverSneakers and Spinning. Sara strongly believes in the necessity for an active lifestyle, encompassing a balance of all the components of fitness. She tries to help clients achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health & wellness. Before accepting the Fitness Director position, Sara worked for HealthFitness Corporation for six years and was a Health Fitness Professional and Assistant Program Manager at the 3M site in St. Paul and eventually was promoted to Program Manager at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove! She is excited to be back in the community setting!

Alejandro Mendoza – Facility Coordinator
AMendoza@waconia.org

Alejandro graduated from Bemidji State University with a B.A. in Sport Management and Coventry University with a M.S. in Sport Management. Alejandro comes to Safari Island with background in fitness and athletic facilities similar to ours. He believes in living an active and healthy life style, which is one of the reasons he chose to make a career in this area. Alejandro enjoys the atmosphere that Safari Island provides and the chance to work with local community member’s on a daily basis.