Our principle activity is to redesign bedrooms for children with cancer, and cancer - like conditions, at their home. We completely redecorate the bedroom by painting murals, purchasing new furniture, choosing an overall theme, and more, to meet the desires of the child and his or her family.
During Lauren's Sophomore year of college she decided to create an organization that would make a direct, positive impact on children battling cancer. Her mother Mardel, an interior designer, proposed the idea of redesigning children’s bedrooms, and Lauren instantly responded, “Designing Dreams!” Learn more about how Designing Dreams began.
Designing Dreams model of bedroom redesign is grounded in research on how the physical space a child is in can combat the social-emotional side effects of cancer. Through our bedroom redesigns, we focus on best practices and research for creating spaces that decrease stress, depression, and anxiety- while making it a space that reminds the child of people, places, and things they love.
Ken joined Badger Meter in October 2017 as Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed President in April 2018. Prior to Badger Meter he served as EVP of Actuant’s Energy Segment.
Stefanie earned her BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is currently working as a Fixed Income Trader.
Lauren attends medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is on track to become a physician in 2021.
Mardel founded and operates a design business, The Elegant Interior. She also leads the design of all bedroom redesigns for Designing Dreams.
Todd is the managing partner of over 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in the Wisconsin market. His background focuses extensively on sales, marketing, and budget preparation.
Teal received her B.S. in Psychology from UMN-Twin Cities and J.D. from Syracuse University. She is an attorney specializing in Commercial Litigation, Creditors Rights, and Bankruptcy.
Erin holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in Communication Studies. She works at the University of Minnesota Foundation as the Call Center Supervisor.
Kelly holds an MBA in Social Impact & Leadership from Boston University and a Digital Marketing Certificate from Cornell University. She is the Founder of Lively Digital Marketing.
Mark has been involved in sales and account management for over 30 years, primarily in the food processing industry. He is a proud supporter of Designing Dreams.