Staff & Board

Senior Leadership Team:

Jared SmithExecutive Director | CEO

Kathy SullivanCOO

Anders HawesCFO

Karen ZumachDirector of Community Forestry

Bjorn HawesLandscape Services Business Operations Manager

Program Leaders:

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

Jolene Rotich, Program 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, Business Support Manager, 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, Sr. Vice President, Distribution Operations, Xcel Energy

Directors Emeriti:

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)


Anders Hawes, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Voysey, Finance Associate

Casey Roser, Field Coordinator & Tree Care Trainer

Craig Wiltzius, Field Coordinator – HCRRA

Emily Cleaver, Crew Leader

Emma Adney, Program Manager – Youth & Young Adult Services

Gretchen Spencer, Executive Assistant & Grant Writer

Jared Smith, Executive Director | CEO

Jennifer Main, Human Resources Manager

Jessica Stortenbecker, Crew Leader

Jolene Rotich, Program Manager – Summer Youth Employment Program

Karen Zumach, Director of Community Forestry

Kathy Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer

Keith Wyne, Senior Case Manager/Training Coordinator

Kimberton Grey, Case Manager

Kua Xiong, Employment Coach

Laura LeFebvre, Administrative & Program Assistant

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

Madison Canizales, Crew Leader

Maja Numainville, Strategic Initiatives Implementation Manager

Marta Waalen, Case Manager

Megan Christel, Community Forestry Program Coordinator

Nathan Trees, Outreach Coordinator

Nicholas Friedl, Field Operations Manager

Rachel Morice, Community Forestry Coordinator

Shannon Sullivan, Program Manager – Tree Trust YouthBuild

Will Franta, Construction Trainer

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