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Our Team

Meet The Team

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Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

Position: Director/CEO

Degree: PhD Entomology Illinois, Msc. Entomology UMN, Bsc Biology UMN

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

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Christina Lind

Position: Farm Operations & Communications

Degree: Bsc Horticulture, Bsc Landscape Architecture, BA Spanish, SDSU

Hometown: Mobridge, SD

Mike

Ayensu-Mensah

Joined BDF in 2024

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Nora

D'antuono

Joined BDF in 2024

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Sydney

Golding

Joined BDF in 2023

Administrative & Scientific Support Specialist

From:

Rogers, AR

Erik

Johnson

Joined BDF in 2023

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Dan

Pecenka

Joined BDF in 2020

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Mitchell, SD

Allison

Shorter

Joined BDF in 2021

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Lonsdale, MN

Cat

Wagner

Joined BDF in 2024

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Gabe

Boyer

Re-joined BDF in 2023

Agroecology Technician

From:

Brookings, SD

Tommy

Fenster

Joined BDF in 2018

PhD Student

From:

Prince George's County, MD

Ahna

Halvorson

Joined BDF in 2023

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Cassandra

Koel

Joine BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Huron, SD

Morgan

Pederson

Joined BDF in 2023

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Jay

Skaar

Joined BDF in 2019

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Hayward, MN

Dr. Kelton

Welch

Re-joined BDF in 2019

Research Entomologist & Ecological Collections Manager

From:

Newton, IA

Katya (Tia)

Busenitz

Joined BDF in 2019

Graduate Student

From:

Asheville, NC

Yam

Gautam

Joined BDF in 2023

Project Leader

From:

Nepal

Will

Hillery

Joined BDF in 2020

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Anesa

Liptak

Joined BDF in 2024

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Dr. Ryan

Schmid

Re-joined BDF in 2018

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

From:

Elkhart Township, IA

Kayli

Tolk

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Sioux Falls, SD

Mia

Werger

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Minneapolis, MN

Liza

Chang

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Kristianna

Gehant-Siddens

Joined BDF in 2023

Lab Manager

From:

Olivia

Husmann

Joined BDF in 2023

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Lynnette

Miller

Joined BDF in 2022

Scientific Support Specialist

From:

Thomas

Schmitt

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Corvallis, OR

Olivia

Torbert

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Sioux Falls, SD

Bobbie

Wilson

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Clear Lake, SD

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