The Cannon River Watershed Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors and has staff who carry out our work in the watershed. To contact our staff, visit our Contact Us page.
Kristi Pursell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Executive Director
Kristi Pursell has a BA in English/ Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College and has a background in small-scale farming, environmental education, and leadership. She joined CRWP in 2015 as the Community Engagement Coordinator. In 2017 she became Interim Executive Director where she looks forward to “making clean water happen” through innovative new and long-term CRWP projects.
Kevin Strauss, email@example.com
Community Engagement Coordinator
Kevin Strauss has a B.A. in Environmental Biology and Creative Writing and an M.S. Ed. In Outdoor Education. Before working for CRWP, Kevin worked as Education Coordinator for the Zumbro Watershed Partnership, based in Rochester, MN. He presents clean water education and outreach programs as well as creative problem-solving activities for CRWP.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity Wastewater Facilitator
Hailey Gorman has a B.S. in environmental science and a Minor in chemistry from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before working with CRWP she interned with the City of Mankato Wastewater Treatment Plant as a chemical analyst. She looks forward to helping communities address their clean water problems.
Sheila Craig, email@example.com
Community Wastewater Facilitator
Sheila Craig has been working for the SE MN Wastewater Initiative since 2003. She has a degree in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. As the Community Sewage Treatment Facilitator she helps small communities understand that they may not be properly treating their sewage and she helps them find solutions and funding for wastewater improvements.
Alan Kraus. firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation Program Manager
Alan Kraus earned an M.S. in Agricultural Economics and a B.S. in Dairy Science and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has 25 years of experience dairy farming in Central Wisconsin where he implemented managed grazing, pasture improvement, and no-till planting of corn and soybeans. As Chair of the Marathon County Environmental Resources Committee , Alan worked with numerous local, regional, and state organizations to advance community goals for environmental sustainability.
Lee Thompson, email@example.com
Agriculture Program Consultant
Gene Kuntz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agriculture Program Consultant
Board of Directors (as of May 2017)
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors. Twelve are elected officials – six county commissioners and six Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors from the six counties of the watershed. Thirteen are citizen members who are elected each year at our annual meeting in March.
The Board meets six times a year – January, March, May, July, September and November typically on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 PM. Dates, times and locations are listed in the calendar of events.
Jeff Beckman – Chair Amber Brossard – Vice Chair
Roger Stoick – Treasurer Brad Rademacher – Secretary
• Brad Anderson – Goodhue Co Commissioner
• Brad Rademaker – citizen • Lee Skaar – citizen
• Vacant – Le Sueur SWCD
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