Board

The Springbrook Nature Center Foundation (SNCF) is a non-profit tax exempt organization, governed by a Board of Directors, dedicated to enhancing the Springbrook Nature Center (SNC) in Fridley, Minnesota. Board members are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their time serving on the Board. Board members are selected by the current Board to serve three-year renewable terms.  The current Board members are listed.  While not being a Board member, the SNC Executive Director participates in most Board meetings.

Malcolm Mitchell – Chair
Fridley, MN
malcolmmitchell@comcast.net

Renae Wrich – Secretary
Blaine, MN
Renae.Wrich@xcelenergy.com

Ed Meyer – Treasurer
Vadnais Heights, MN
meyer98@comcast.net

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Kathy Olson
Fridley, MN
KathrynJOlson1010@centurylink.net

Annette Mitchell
Fridley, MN
natureannette@comcast.net

Jerry Hartlaub
New Brighton, MN
pj65@comcast.net

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Neal Hayford
Brooklyn Center, MN

Jill Genaw – Vice Chair
Fridley, MN
birderjill@yahoo.com

Pushkar Vaidya
Blaine, MN
vaidya.pushkar@gmail.com

Gary Bank
New Brighton, MN
gtbank@msn.com

Eric Penniston
Columbia Heights, MN
ericdpenniston@gmail.com

Angelique Fredericksen
Fridley, MN
angelique.k.fredericksen@medtronic.com

Carole M. Pearson
Ham Lake, MN
carolempearson@gmail.com

Thomas Thompson
Fridley, MN
TRT49@Q.Com

Amy Hughes
Arden Hills, MN
achughes109@gmail.com

Michael Maher
Executive Director
Springbrook Nature Center
Fridley, MN
mike.maher@fridleymn.gov

Committees

In order to do its work, the Foundation Board has established Committees composed of both Board members and other volunteers from the community. Generally, Committees are led by Board members and meet on an as needed basis.  Meetings are often via telephone or the internet.  Michael Maher, SNC Executive Director, serves as liaison to the Board and several Committees. The Committee organization is:

Physical Site

Implement improvements to land and buildings. Meets frequently.

Print Marketing & Communications

Generate newsletters; manages general communications & database management. Meets as needed.

Internet Communications

Website maintenance (tools and data); social networking & program support. Meets continuously.

Development & Fundraising

Plans and implements all fundraising activities. Meets monthly or as needed.

Springbrook Spree

Plan and implement auction/fundraiser. Meets monthly, beginning five months before the event.

Concession Stand

Plans and manages concession stand for Spring Fling and Pumpkin Night in the Park. Meets a few weeks before an event.

Executive

Oversees policy and key activities. Meets as needed.

SPRING Project

Ensures SPRING project meets Board objectives. Meets frequently and as needed.

Finance

Maintains, monitors and carries out all financial dealings. Meets monthly.

Nominating

Recruits Board candidates and generate an officer slate. Meets frequently and in early spring.

Program & Educational Support

Exhibit support,  programming support & scholarship management. Meets frequently and as needed.