Board of Directors
Board Meeting Minutes
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.
Vice-president and past President of the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis. Hamline University, Montana State University (Billings) graduate. Former MDS Treasurer
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.
Wildlife Specialist, Three Rivers Park District. St. Cloud University, Field Biology and Ecology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dragonfly enthusiast and charter board member