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Board of Directors

Leah Darst - President

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

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.

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

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.

Kurt Mead

Kurt Mead is currently the Interpretive Naturalist at Tettegouche State Park. He is the author of the field guide, “Dragonflies of the North Woods” and was the lead of the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project from 2005-2012. Kurt has surveyed dragonflies and damselflies in 67 of Minnesota’s 87 counties.

Jeff Fischer

Minnesota and Wisconsin Master Naturalist, amateur wildlife photographer and dragonfly enthusiast

Ron Lawrenz

Terry Carr