Staff & Board

Senior Leadership Team:

Jared SmithExecutive Director | CEO

Anders HawesDirector of Finance

Cindy BookerDirector of Career Pathways

Karen ZumachDirector of Community Forestry

Bjorn HawesLandscape Services Business Operations Manager

Program Leaders:

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

Shannon SullivanProgram Manager – Tree Trust YouthBuild

Emma AdneyProgram Manager – Youth & Young Adult Services

Maja NumainvilleSenior Manager Program Operations


Chair: Rhea Rochon, Business Support Manager, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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

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

Advisory Director:

Kurts Strelnieks, Vice President, Union Bank and Trust Company

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, Director of Finance

Angela Voysey, Finance Associate

Antonio Siebenaler, Trainer – Construction

Catie Wold, Program Assistant

Chris Michael, Employment Coach

Cindy BookerDirector of Career Pathways

Craig Wiltzius, Field Coordinator – HCRRA

Daniel Spinks, Crew Leader

Emily Cleaver, Crew Leader

Emma Adney, Program Manager – Youth & Young Adult Services

Gretchen Spencer, Executive Assistant & Grant Writer

Heidi Dreiling, Administrative & Program Assistant

Jared Smith, Executive Director | CEO

Jennifer Main, Human Resources Manager

Jessica Stortenbecker, Crew Leader

Joan Frentz, Employment Success Coach

John Carver, Field Coordinator

Karen Zumach, Director of Community Forestry

Keith Wyne, Senior Case Manager/Training Coordinator

Kevin Rynish, Field Coordinator

Kimberton Grey, Case Manager

Kua Xiong, Employment Coach

Madeleine Ross, Program Manager – Branches

Madison Canizales, Crew Leader

Maja NumainvilleSenior Manager Program Operations

Marta Waalen, Case Manager

Megan Christel, Community Forestry Program Coordinator

Miranda OkonekCommunications Specialist

Nathan Trees, Outreach Coordinator

Nicholas Friedl, Field Operations Manager

Rachel Morice, Community Forestry Coordinator

Sam Heupel, Field Coordinator

Shannon Sullivan, Program Manager – Tree Trust YouthBuild

Velma Nelson-ThomasTrainer – Construction

Will Franta, Crew Leader

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