Hackensack
72°
moderate rain
humidity: 100%
wind: 10mph WSW
H 72 • L 72
74°
Sun
73°
Mon
69°
Tue
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About us

Mark Novotny is a retired EMT after 24 years, worked on computers for 12 years and owned/operated a True Value store in Luverne, MN. Recently he served 8 years on the Explore Minnesota Tourism Board. He currently is serving on as Chairman of Calvary Church in Walker and is on the Birch Lake Association. He is a jack of all trades and does all building and repairs on the resort.

Beth Novotny is our cleaning manager. She spends her time in the lodge and at home maintaining the house and family. Beth is especially fond of the bunnies she raises that you see hopping around the resort as well.

Andrew and Audra (Novotny) Sternke live in Sioux Falls, SD.  Andrew is a financial advisor with a major company.  Audra is a graduate of Brown College and is working for the City of Hartford, SD as the City Finance Officer.  They are the proud parents of Emily (June 2009) and William (February 2011). The kids keep them very busy but they love to come and let Grandpa and Grandma spoil them!

Collin Novotny is a graduate of Northwestern College with a bachelor’s degree in Pastorial Studies. After spending 8 years helping to build and maintain the resort with Mark he moved to his dream destination in Kalispell, Montana. He is now married to Jessie and are proud parents of Zachary (May 2014) and Josiah (February 2016).  Collin is currently working for Flathead Electric Co-op and Jessie is a proud Domestic Engineer.

Alyssa Novotny is a graduate of Crown College in St. Bonifacius majoring in English. She currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD.  Alyssa is currently working for Avera Clinics as a Patient Representative.  She enjoys animals especially riding horses.