About LIFEteam


LIFEteam was first started by Dr. Tom Blee while working as a Trauma Surgeon at a major hospital in the Twin Cities, MN. Over and over, inner-cities adolescents would come in with gun shot wounds and plans for retaliation. Out of frustration and determination he contacted John Turnipseed to assist him in reaching kids and families to attempt to make life changing decisions to break the cycle of destructive behavior.


Our Mission

Mission Statement

LIFEteam brings transformational change into the lives of hurting people by surrounding them with mentors, resources, and community connections. 

Our Vision

Vision Statement

LIFEteam strives to be an impactful nonprofit organization for transforming struggling community members into leaders.