Team Members

Anne Knofcynski

Anne Knofcynski

Technician

Joined BDF in 2021

Dr. Michael Bredeson

Dr. Michael Bredeson

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

Joined BDF Day 1

Dr. Ryan Schmid

Dr. Ryan Schmid

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

Re-joined BDF in 2018

Tommy Fenster

Tommy Fenster

Graduate Student

Joined BDF in 2018

Amy Heibult

Amy Heibult

Technician

Joined BDF in 2019

Dan Pecenka

Dan Pecenka

Technician

Joined Ecdysis in 2020

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

Founder & Director of Ecdysis Foundation

Founded Ecdysis Foundation in 2016

Dr. Matthew Jones

Dr. Matthew Jones

Research Scientist & Agroecologist

Joined BDF in 2021

Dr. Kelton Welch

Dr. Kelton Welch

Research Entomologist & Ecological Collections Manager

Re-joined BDF in 2019

Alex Michels

Alex Michels

Graduate Student

Joined BDF in 2019

Will Hillery

Will Hillery

Technician

Joined Ecdysis in 2020

Allison Shorter

Allison Shorter

Technician

Joined Ecdysis in 2021

Christina Lind

Christina Lind

Communications & Farming Operations

Joined Ecdysis in 2019

Dr. Stephen Robertson

Dr. Stephen Robertson

HR Representative

Joined BDF in 2021

Tia Busenitz

Tia Busenitz

Graduate Student

Joined BDF in 2019

Will Engelmann

Will Engelmann

Technician

Joined BDF in 2021

Ian Lundgren

Ian Lundgren

Technician

Joined Ecdysis in 2020

Jay Skaar

Jay Skaar

Technician

Joined Ecdysis in 2019