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Our Team

Meet The Team

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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: Farmer & Communications

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

Hometown: Mobridge, SD

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Dr. Michael Bredeson

Position: Scientist

Degree: PhD Biology SDSU, Msc Biology SDSU, Bsc Biology SDSU

Hometown: Litchfield, MN

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Tia Busenitz

Position: Graduate Student

Degree: Pre-Med Biology WCU

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

Tommy Fenster

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Position: Graduate Student

Degree: Ba Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, pursuing Msc at California State University, East Bay

Hometown: Prince George's County, Maryland

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Amy Heibult

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: AAS Landscape Design at Southeast Tech; BA Biology at SMSU

Hometown: Tyler, MN

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Will Hillery

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: Bsc Biological Sciences, Arizona State University

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

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Dr. Matthew Jones

Position: Research Scientist & Agroecologist

Degree: PhD Entomology Washington State University; Msc Ecology and Environmental Science University of Maine; BS Biology Gardner-Webb University

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

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Anne Knofcynski

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: Psychology & Horticulture; SDSU 

Hometown: Madison, SD

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Ian Lundgren

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: Planning to pursue Psychology 

Hometown: Brookings, SD

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Alex Michels

Position: Graduate Student

Degree: Bsc Biology USD, Pursuing Msc Wildlife and Fisheries Science at SDSU

Hometown: Alvord, IA

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Dan Pecenka

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Emphasis in small mammals, at SDSU

Hometown: Mitchell, SD

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Dr. Stephen Robertson

Position: Research Scientist & Agroecologist

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Hometown: Fayatteville, AK

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Dr. Ryan Schmid

Position: Scientist

Degree: PhD Entomology K-State, Msc Biology SDSU, Bsc Microbiology and Biology SDSU

Hometown: Elkhorn Township, IA

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Allison Shorter

Position: Technician

Degree: Bsc Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Bsc Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Minor GIS  

Hometown: Lonsdale, MN

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Jay Skaar

Position: Technical Staff

Degree: Bsc Wildlife & Fishers Sciences, SDSU; Bsc Agricultural Sciences, SDSU

Hometown: Hayward, MN

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Dr. Kelton Welch

Position: Research Entomologist

Degree: PhD Entomology University of Kentucky, Bsc Integrative Biology BYU

Hometown: Newton, IA

Staff in Winter
Staff in Winter

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Amy and Tia in the field
Amy and Tia in the field

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Mark

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Staff in Winter

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