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Board of Directors

Katherine Dickerson - President

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.

Michael Moen - Vice President

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.

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

Dianne Rowse - Secretary

Coordinator, Minnesota Odonata Survey Project 2008 and 2009. BS, Forest Botany, SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Retired Naturalist, Three Rivers Park District.

Curt Oien

Native Minnesotan with a lifelong love of nature. Founding MDS board member and former president. Three Rivers Park District wildlife technician (retired). Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer.

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

Assistant Professor of Biology at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Conservation biologist (PhD from the University of Minnesota) and environmental educator. Owner of Ami Thompson Consulting LLC

Mitch Haag

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

Leah Darst

Naturalist for multiple organizations including Wood Lake Nature Center and Nature Enthusiations LLC. BA in Environmental Studies and 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.

Barry Mullin

BS in Fisheries at the University of Minnesota. Retired programer, system analyst and business analyst. Minnesota Master Naturalist, trail guide at Warner Nature Center, and volunteer at Tamarack Nature Center. Current MDS Database Coordinator helping with re-curating dragonflies in the University of Minnesota collection and entering specimen data, from the MOSP/MDS collection at Hodson Hall, into the MDS database.

Dave Doyle

Retired Principal Reliability Technician at Medtronics Inc. Volunteer at Tamarack Nature Center. Into Odonata photography for 12+ years

Emily Schilling

Associate professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Augsburg University. Freshwater ecologist and lover of all things aquatic

Kurt Mead

Ron Lawrenz

Terry Carr