Jennifer Vieth – Executive Director
Clare Neenan – Development Coordinator
Mayme Johnson – Program Director, Summer Camp Director, Intern Coordinator
Alan Maloney – Interpretive Naturalist, Rental Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Polglase– Administrative Assistant
Jessie Eckroad – Outreach Program Coordinator
John McPherson – Horticulturist
Marty Lynch – (651) 480-0572 – Maintenance Foreman
CNC has trained hundreds of interns over the past 35 years in the fields of Environmental Education, Horticulture, Natural Resources, and Communications.
COMING SOON: Stay tuned to this page as we profile current and past CNC interns.
Are you a college student or recent graduate looking to gain hands-on experience to assist you in your future career? Apply to be a CNC intern!
Volunteers are critically important to helping Carpenter Nature Center fulfill our mission. Some volunteer weekly, while others support our special events, which occur several times a year. Whether you are looking for some professional experience, like to be outdoors, want to share your knowledge with children, or just want to stay busy, CNC can provide a rewarding volunteer experience.
Carpenter Nature Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom actively support our mission and goals.
Board of Directors
President Troy Weathers, Hastings, MN, President of Provincial Bank of Hastings
Vice President Abra Hovgaard, Red Wing, MN Financial Adviser, Edward Jones
Treasurer James Freund, Hudson, WI retired 3M Financial Director
Secretary Curt Mages, Hastings, MN former owner NYCO, Inc.
Past President Tim Power, Afton, MN, Government Affairs Director, MN Nursery & Landscape Assn.
Member J. Daniel Baasen Wayzata, MN, Senior V.P. Northland Securities
Member Vickie Batroot, Stillwater, retired MN site director 3M Cottage Grove plant
Member Laurie Bauer, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Senior Director, Himle Rapp & Co., Inc.
Member Jay Griggs, Hudson, WI, retired owner & publisher, Hudson, R. F. & Ellsworth papers
Member Gary Griswold, Hudson, WI, retired attorney for 3M Company
Member Don Kern, Prescott, WI, Engineering & Facilities Manager, Flint Hills Resources
Member Rep. Denny McNamara, Hastings, MN co-owner Hoffman & McNamara Co.
Member Steve Messick, Hastings, MN retired Publisher/Director of RiverTown Newspaper
Member Colleen Moran, Lake Elmo, Landscape Design and Horticultural Professional
Member Sarah Neitz, Cottage Grove, MN, Award-winning K-12 Science Teacher
Member Scott Northard, Hastings, MN, V.P. Licensing & Common Services, Xcel Energy
Member John Tinucci, Woodbury, MN, co-owner, Colossal Café restaurants
Member Jim Weglewski, Woodbury, MN V.P. of Lean Sigma & Quality Systems, Andersen Corp
Gordon Bailey, Jr. Cottage Grove, MN, Owner, Bailey’s Nurseries, Inc
Larry Fussell Calistoga, CA retired Information Technology Manager with Chevron
Vance Grannis, Jr. Inver Grove Heights, MN Grannis, Grannis & Hauge Law Firm
Robert Setzer Troy, WI, retired owner and operator Setzer’s Pharmacy
Daryl Standafer Hudson, WI, retired Senior Vice President, Citizens State Bank
Tom Thomsen Stillwater, MN, retired Plant Manager, NSP Bayport
Wendy Wustenberg Farmington, MN, retired Governor’s Aid & political lobbying consultant