Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to making the BSM admissions process a smooth one, each step of the way. We know that each family brings a different perspective and we recognize that. Whether you are looking to have a student start in 7th or 12th grade, there are many factors to consider and we are here to help. 

Don't hesitate to reach out so we can talk about your journey to join the BSM community. Our hope is that you will quickly learn why we say "Once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight!"

Ted Freese
Director of Admissions, Junior High (7-8)

Ted's commitment to Catholic education began well before joining the staff at BSM ten years ago. He and his wife decided to send their son and daughter to a local Catholic grade school before enrolling both of them at BSM in 7th grade. Time quickly flew by with both having since graduated from BSM and college (Marquette University and the University of British Columbia). Much to his chagrin, neither chose his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Fortunately, since BSM and UW share the same colors, Ted is happy to show his Red Knight and Badger pride wherever he goes.

Betsy Van Cleve (Stiegler) '06

Associate Director of Admissions, Senior High (9-12)

A proud BSM alumna (and College of Saint Benedict graduate) and staff member for five years, Betsy is excited to come to BSM each day and work with prospective families looking at the BSM Senior High. "BSM will always be close to my heart, and the ability to share my passion for this community everyday really is a dream come true." She enjoys all things "red and white", marathon training and mountain bike racing, and spending time at the lake. She is also part of the BSM Girls Soccer coaching staff, a program she was a part of during her Red Knight tenure. She looks forward to meeting with you and telling you exactly why we say "Once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight!"

Damian Johnson
Admissions Coordinator and Head Boys' Basketball Coach

As a new member to the BSM community, Damian is ecstatic to be part of a school with such great tradition and prestige. Damian values building relationships and being a resource for students who may need additional support. He is also excited about his new opportunity as the BSM Boys Basketball Head Coach. He really looks forward to creating a successful program. In his leisure time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with his wife and kids, and lounging around in his backyard. While Damian may be used to wearing Maroon and Gold as a Golden Gopher alum, he is becoming very comfortable in Red and White.