Our Team

Meet the team that helps run the farm.

 
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 Jonathan Lundgren

Position: Director/CEO

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

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

Dream Job: Monk

Cybernetic Enhancement: Prehensile tail. For grabbing, swinging, and insect collection.

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Mike Bredeson

Position: Scientist

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

Hometown: Litchfield, MN

Dream Job: Boundary Waters Canoe area campsite tester.

Cybernetic Enhancement:   

"Discretely concealed" jet for flying.

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Ryan Schmid

Position: Scientist

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

Hometown: Elkhorn Township, IA

Dream Job: Indiana Jones

Bucket List Item:

Find Sasquatch

 
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Kelton Welch

Position: Research Entomologist

Degree: PhD Entomology University of Kentucky, B.S. Integrative Biology BYU

Hometown: Newton, IA

Dream Job: This One!

Bucket List Item: Upload my Mind to the Internet

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Alex Michels

Position: Graduate Student

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

Hometown: Alvord, IA

Dream Job: Master Tree Climber

Bucket List Item: Become Adopted into a Pack of Wolves

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Roger Brown

Position: Maintenance Man, Gopher

Degree: UH60-PIC, FL, AMC, MTP, ME, NVG UT, HS

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Dream Job: Work with Nolan cleaning the ocean.

Cybernetic Enhancement: I currently have knee, shoulder and hearing.

 
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Elizabeth Adee

Position: Minion

Degree: Bsc. Horticulture

Hometown: Toronto, SD

Dream Job: Explorer

Bucket List Item: Dive With a Whale Shark

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Julia Stueven

Position: Technician

Degree: Bsc. Wildlife and Fisheries SDSU

Hometown: Pierre, SD

Dream Job: Wildlife Vet.

Bucket List Item: Cage Diving With Great White Sharks

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Tia Busenitz

Position: Intern

Degree: Pre-Med Biology WCU

Hometown: Asheville North Carolina

Dream Job: Entomologist or Astronaut

Bucket List Item: Get A GIant Piece of Paper, Fold it into a Paper Boat and Sail it Down the River.

 
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Jay Skaar

Position: Technician

Degree: Wildlife and Fisheries, and Agricultural Sciences SDSU

Hometown: Hayward, MN

Dream Job: Taxidermist with a small Farming/Ranching Operation

Bucket List Item: Elk Hunting

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Nolan Ryne

Position: Technician

Degree: Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences SDSU

Hometown: Columbus, Ne

Dream Job: Ocean Cleaner

Bucket List Item: Fishing for Zander

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Gabby Lundgren

Position: Research Assistant

Degree: not applicable

Hometown: Burnsville

Dream Job: Pet Store Owner

 
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Kirstyn Loyva

Position: Intern

Degree: Bsc. Microbiology, Spanish UWL

Hometown: Savage MN

Dream Job: Mad Scientist

Bucket List Item: Visit All 50 States

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Amy Heibult

Position: Intern

Degreee: As. Landscape Design Southeast Tech., Pursuing Bio. at SMSU

Hometown: Tyler, MN

Dream Job: Plant Taxonomist

Bucket List Item: Go to Redwood National Forest

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Pauline reby

Position: Intern

Degree: Agriculture, Purpan FR

Hometown: Bordeaux, France

Dream Job: Work in South African Wild Animal Reserve

Bucket List Item: Bungee Jumping


Past Employees


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Kassidy Whethers

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Jacob Pecenka

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Sierra Stendahl

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Alec Peterson

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juliet paineau

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Nicole shultz

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Clare LaCanne

Amy Lieferman

 

Alex Nikolas

Trevor Regas

Mackenzie Mattern