Lindsey and her husband, Trent, founded The Star Legacy Foundation after their first child, Garrett, was stillborn on July 31, 2004. Their focus has been to remember Garrett while making a positive difference for other families.
Lindsey is the Executive Director and also serves as the Director of Programs and Policy. . Lindsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN and a Master of Science degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and is currently teaches pediatric nursing and nursing leadership at St. Catherine University and obstetrics and pediatrics at Hennepin Technical College. Her experience includes over 11 years practice in a primary care setting. Lindsey is also certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC).
Lindsey conducts workshops and lectures to numerous groups across the nation on stillbirth issues including stillbirth risk identification & management and she especially enjoys working with her medical colleagues in the care of the perinatal loss family.
Lindsey and Trent held the first Star Legacy Foundation golf benefit called “Golfing for Garrett” in 2005 and raised over $60,000 for stillbirth research during the time it was held in Colorado. In 2011 the Wimmer’s and the Foundation moved to Eden Prairie, MN and continue to hold various fund raising events including the “Let’s Not Be Still!” Run/Walk event each year the first Saturday in October. To date over $250,000 has been raised for research, education & other Foundation programs & projects.
Lindsey and Trent are also the parents of Grant, Bennett, and Austyn. They live in Eden Prairie, MN.