Staff & Board

Tree Trust Staff

Senior Leadership Team:

Jared Smith, Executive Director| CEO

Kathy Sullivan, COO

Anders Hawes, CFO

Karen Zumach, Director of Community Forestry

Allen Malicsi, Director of Employment Training

Dave Nozal, Director of Project Development and IT

Bjorn Hawes, Landscape Services General Manager

Program Leaders:

Thomas Kuefler, Conservation Corps Manager

Maja Numainville, YouthBuild Manager

Emma Adney, Youth & Young Adult Services Supervisor


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, Retired Senior Director and HSP Business Leader, CenterPoint Energy

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

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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