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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees oversees all activities at Wolf Ridge. The Board provides fiduciary leadership, strategic direction and guidance to Wolf Ridge senior staff. Trustees take seriously their responsibilities for stewardship of Wolf Ridge and its beautiful setting. They are proud to be able to serve Wolf Ridge and enjoy helping build a citizenry that has the knowledge, skills, commitment and motivation to work together for a quality environment.

 

Board Members

Russ Bierbaum, Chair
John Anderson
Nancy Quattlebaum Burke
Doug Connell
Pat Coppo, Vice Chair
John Daniels
Kirk Geadelmann
Earl Gransee
Kurt Heikkila
Kate Knuth
Tony Mancuso
Ron Sackett
Nancy Shultz
Aaron Smith
Leo Thao
John Thein

 

Our Founder

Wolf Ridge co-founder and retired executive director Jack Pichotta (with his wife Genea) became interested in environmental education in the late 1960’s when concerns were first widely raised about the future health of the planet. “I had two little girls then,” he recalls, “and I was sincerely concerned about their futures. I still am, maybe even more.” Wolf Ridge has thrived because it was a good idea, launched at a receptive moment and place, and because of Pichotta’s vision and tenacity in securing a place for environmental education in the mainstream of academia. Still, he is as likely to discount his own contributions to Wolf Ridge as he is to boast of the efforts of others.

 

Emeritus Board Members

Thomas Atchison (dec.)
Thomas K. Berg
Jim Brandenburg
William Burns
Peter Heegaard
Ron Kirk
Donn Larson
Jack Pichotta
Rene Settergren
Richard Gray (dec.)
Michael Plautz (dec.)
Werner Tismer (dec.)
Robert Heller (dec.)
Myron Latimer (dec.)
Sigurd Olson (dec.)