Backus hires co-ordinator

Press Release

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce that Jaime Sjoblom has joined the staff as event and volunteer co-ordinator.
Sjoblom, a 2013 Falls High graduate, earned an Associate of Arts degree from Rainy River Community College in 2015 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, with a minor in Leadership, from the Minnesota State University (Moorhead) in 2017.
She began work on Nov. 9 overseeing the concert performed by the Hunts.
Sjoblom will be in charge of managing and working events, co-ordinating volunteers, and overseeing the concession stand and cash bar, as well as the Summer Food Service Program.
She is excited to begin her new job, especially since it allows her to work for a community service-oriented organization.
“I am very excited to be home and to be given an opportunity to work at Backus, a place I grew up adoring,” Sjoblom enthused.
“From a small age, at Backus alone, I participated in dance classes, 4-H Club, Icebox Radio Theatre, and various other performances.
“To have returned, and be able to exude my passion for events and the arts, makes for a career dream come true.
“Now it is my turn to provide for those who share the same passion I have for so long,” Sjoblom added.
“I look forward to serving and providing for my community; and would like to express immense gratitude to those who have kindly welcomed me home.
“I am eager to be part of the Backus team and their journey forward!”
Backus employs a total of 15 full- and part-time employees, with a F.T.E. (Full-Time Equivalency) of 5.5 employees.
If you would like to volunteer at the Backus Community Center, contact Sjoblom at 1-218-373-3007 or via e-mail at
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