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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

Dr. Michael

Bredeson

Joined BDF Day 1

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

From:

Litchfield, MN

Will

Engelmann

Joined BDF in 2021

Agroecology Technician

From:

Alex

Michels

Joined BDF in 2019

Graduate Student

From:

Alvord, IA

Dr. Stephen

Robertson

Joined BDF in 2021

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

From:

Fayetteville, AK

Dr. Kelton

Welch

Re-joined BDF in 2019

Research Entomologist & Ecological Collections Manager

From:

Newton, IA

Tia

Busenitz

Joined BDF in 2019

Graduate Student

From:

Asheville, NC

Tommy

Fenster

Joined BDF in 2018

PhD Student

From:

Prince George's County, MD

Cooper

Millar

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

SD

Dr. Ryan

Schmid

Re-joined BDF in 2018

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

From:

Elkhart Township, IA

Anqi

Zhang

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Technician

From:

All over!

Robin

Buterbaugh

Spring 2022

Lab Manager

From:

Redfield, SD

Tolk

Kayli

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Sioux Falls, SD

Torbert

Olivia

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Sioux Falls, SD

Allison

Shorter

Joined BDF in 2021

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Lonsdale, MN

Koel

Cassandra

Joine BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Huron, SD

Werger

Mia

Joined BDF in 2022

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Minneapolis, MN

Dan

Pecenka

Joined BDF in 2020

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Mitchell, SD

Jay

Skaar

Joined BDF in 2019

Agroecology Specialist

From:

Hayward, MN