Staff & Board

Senior Leadership Team:

Jared SmithExecutive Director| CEO

Kathy SullivanCOO

Anders HawesCFO

Allen MalicsiDirector of Career Pathways

Karen ZumachDirector of Community Forestry

Bjorn HawesLandscape Services General Manager

Program Leaders:

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

David TranvikProgram Manager – Summer Youth Employment Program

Shannon SullivanProgram Manager – Tree Trust YouthBuild

Emma AdneyProgram Manager – Youth & Young Adult Services

Maja NumainvilleStrategic Initiatives Implementation Manager


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.

Kurts Strelnieks, Vice President Commercial Lending, Star Bank

Director Emeritus:

G. Rolf Svendsen, Founder and Director Emeritus, Retired Vice President/Investments, Stifel Nicolaus

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


Alexander Waisley, Crew Leader

Allen Malicsi, Director of Career Pathways

Anders Hawes, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Voysey, Finance Associate

Bobbi Braaten, Development Manager

Casey Roser, YCC Site Supervisor/YB Tree Care Trainer

Craig Wiltzius, Construction Trainer

David Tranvik, Program Manager – Summer Youth Employment Program

Emma Adney, Program Manager – Youth & Young Adult Services

Jared Smith, Executive Director | CEO

Jennifer Main, Human Resources Manager

Jolene Rotich, Outreach Coordinator

Karen Zumach, Director of Community Forestry

Kathy Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Wyne, Senior Case Manager/Training Coordinator

Kimberton Grey, Case Manager

Laura LeFebvre, Crew Leader

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

Madison Brezinka, Crew Leader

Maja Numainville, Strategic Initiatives Implementation Manager

Mariam Amirikian, Communications Specialist

Marta Waalen, Case Manager

Nicholas Friedl, Field Operations Manager

Rachel Morice, Community Forestry Coordinator

Shannon Sullivan, Program Manager – Tree Trust YouthBuild

Trevor Delamater, Field Coordinator

Will Franta, Construction Trainer

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