Owner & President
Wired with an innate ability to connect with others, a knack for finding talent, and adding value to a business's HR strategic needs, Kristin Nordling founded Lakeside HR in 2021. The connections in human resources is what really drives her love for this business, as she believes a business is only as strong as their people. Known for bringing out the best in employees and leaders, Kristin seamlessly collaborates across departments to guide companies through the complexities of organizational design and HR strategy. She also has a reputation for team optimization and employee excellence, and is fiercely dedicated to connecting others, and helping them see their full potential. Kristin is ambitiously focused on steadily growing Lakeside HR into a full brick and mortar office, with a team who is equally enthralled with supporting companies through change.
Kristin attended Bemidji State University and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications. Prior to starting Lakeside HR Group, she spent over 25 years in various Senior Leadership roles within the world of HR, and is driven to pour her passion into helping businesses thrive. She has effectively navigated some of the most challenging human-capital issues that organizations face, from establishing HR departments to getting businesses ready for sale. Kristin also assists clients in executing seamless organizational transformations and acquisitions. Prior to starting her own firm, she held CHRO roles and led HR transformations for leading companies like Select Interior Concepts, UnitedHealth Group, Cargill, Thomson Reuters, Blue Cross and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN, and Dessert Holdings.
Kristin grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and currently resides in Prior Lake, Minnesota with her husband of 25+ years, Brian. Together they have two adult sons and in the summers, they especially enjoy family time on the lake. In her free time, Kristin loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and listening to live music.
Holly Trombley joined Lakeside HR in 2022 as a summer intern and immediately hit the ground running! She has quickly shown her passion for HR and has flourished in her internship, helping to discover an array of exceptional talent for our clients.
She is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Management, Human Resources, and International Business. Holly is also the Vice President of the Society of HR Management (SHRM) at UW Madison. In her free time, Holly enjoys golfing, spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.