Staff & Board


  1. Staff

Mary Hammes, Environmental Stewardship and Volunteer Manager
651-291-9119
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David Kappelhoff, Education Coordinator
651-293-8468
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Angela LaCroix, Minnesota GreenCorps Member – Urban Forestry
651-293-8481
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Katie Nyberg, Executive Director
651-291-8161
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Lee Vue, Communications Associate
651-291-8164
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Daniel Wattenhofer, Urban Forestry Specialist
ISA Certified Arborist MN-4692A
651-293-8481
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Anna Waugh, Development and Communications Manager
651-291-8164
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Board of Trustees

Mississippi Park Connection is led by a group of local community leaders from Minneapolis and Saint Paul. They guide the operations of the organization and its programs. We are proud to list this distinguished group that includes:

Barry Clegg
Attorney, Gray Plant Mooty

John Cowles, III
Unity Avenue Associates

John B. Driscoll

James Eastman, Board Chair

Dianne Hickok, Board Treasurer
CPA

Peter Ebnet
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor,  Office of Mayor Frey, City of Minneapolis

Cathy Jordan
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Extension, University of Minnesota
Consulting Research Director, Children and Nature Network

Mike Hahm
Director of Parks and Recreation, Office of Mayor Carter, City of Saint Paul

Leslie Kinsman
Business Director, Andersen Corporation

Michael A. Mitchell
Plant Director, Sherburne County Generating Station, Xcel Energy

Chris Mortenson, Board Secretary
Teacher, Upper Mississippi Academy

Scott Parkin
Materials Manager, Tennant Company

Kristin Rasmussen
Panacetacea

Don Shelby
Retired WCCO News Anchor

Mark Sullivan
Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.