Staff & Board

Tree Trust Staff

Senior Leadership Team:

Jared Smith, Executive Director

Anders Hawes, Director of Finance

Tom Gibson, Director of JobPrep Employment Programs

Karen Zumach, Director of Community Forestry

Dave Nozal, Director of Project Development and IT

Bjorn Hawes, Landscape Services General Manager


Program Leaders:

Brent Eikenhorst, Community Support Program & Youth Conservation Corps Manager

Thomas Kuefler, Conservation Corps Manager

Maja Numainville, YouthBuild Manager


Tree Trust Board of Directors


Chair:  Michael Huntington, President, Huntington Technical Services, Inc

Vice Chair: Rhea Rochon, eBusiness Systems Consultant, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Treasurer:  Dana S. Beasley, Retired Supervisor of Real Estate Assessment, City of Minneapolis

Secretary:  Gennae Falconer, Learning and Development Manager, Mental Health Resources



Larry Crosby, Vice President, Distribution, Xcel Energy

Kim Jenkins, Retired Senior Vice President, SunOpta, Inc.

Douglas Peterson, Sr. Director and HSP Business Leader, CenterPoint Energy

Thomas Redmann, Retired Supervisor of Sites and Grounds, Anoka Hennepin ISD #11

Scott Seys, Epidemiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kurts Strelnieks, Vice President Commercial Lending, Star Bank

G. Rolf Svendsen, Retired Vice President/Investments, Stifel Nicolaus

Donald C. Willeke, Partner, Willeke & Daniels; Independent Trustee, Wells Fargo Advantage Mutual Funds (1995-2015)

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