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Board of Directors

Curt Oien - President

Native Minnesotan with a lifelong passion for nature. Three Rivers Park District Wildlife Technician. Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer. Former MDS Vice-president

Brianna Foster - Vice President

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities graduate in Fisheries and Wildlife with a passion for conservation and ecology. Currently working for the University of Minnesota as a Laboratory Technician. Formerly an employee with CCM, NEON Inc., and Three Rivers Park District.

Cathy Perkins - Treasurer

Works for HealthPartners in the Patient Accounting department. Attended Rio Grande College (OH) in Recreation. Her hobby is photography with an emphasis on shooting macro “odes”. Cathy is also the editor of the MDS newsletter

Michael Moen - Secretary

Minnesota Master Naturalist, and long time volunteer for Three Rivers Parks. Currently working as a Systems Engineer in industry, and have a BSME from the University of Minnesota.

John Arthur

Vice-president and past President of the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis. Hamline University, Montana State University (Billings) graduate. Former MDS Treasurer

Ami Thompson

Environmental educator and biologist, specializing in teacher professional development and interpretive writing. Owner, Ami Thompson Consulting LLC. UMN Graduate Student. Formerly National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger.

Mitch Haag

Wildlife Specialist, Three Rivers Park District. St. Cloud University, Field Biology and Ecology.

Jacki Morrison

USDA Program Specialist and Raptor Center Staff Member. Focused on place-based education and Cultural Odonatology, Demonstrating meaningful ways in which dragonflies connect to our daily lives through science and art.

Katherine Dickerson

University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point Graduate with a major in Wildlife Ecology; Research and Management. Currently a seasonal with Three Rivers Park District. Lifelong passion for learning and exploring the outdoors.

Tina Morey

Currently works in the health care industry by day and her passion is exploring nature which lead her to become a Master Naturalist. She holds a MBA from the University of St Thomas and a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics from Metropolitan State University.

Leah Darst

Naturalist at the Minnesota Zoo and various Minnesota nature centers. BA Environmental Studies & Spanish from Concordia College.

Amy Jo Forslund

Naturalist at Tamarack Nature Center and substitute preschool teacher at Minniapple International Montessori. Minnesota Master Naturalist since 2007.

Jeff Fischer

Dragonfly enthusiast and charter board member