Board of DirectorsNational Eagle Center
(l to r) Tim Schlagenhaft, John Wodele, Dave Kostik, Carol Scott, Barry Hill, Randy Eggenberger, Mark Nichols, Don Jacoby, Suzanne Blue, Chad Kjorlien, Victoria Moore, James Reidy, not pictured Jon Lineweaver
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Meet Our Board of Directors
Don was born and raised in Wabasha, MN and spent his career in business in the agriculture sector. Since retiring in Wabasha, Don is an active member of the community. Don was co-chair of the NEC’s 2005-2102 Capital Campaign and has served two separate terms on the NEC’s Board, most recently since 2013.
Carol Scott is a Wabasha native and active member of the community. Her career as a Licensed Social Worker with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Wabasha, MN) involved significant experience with geriatrics, preschoolers, disabled, homeless, low income individuals, and families. Carol also serves on the Board of Directors for Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce, Wabasha-Kellogg Community Foundation. She has served on the National Eagle Center’s Board since it’s earliest days.
Suzanne Blue, owner of Sturdiwheat Foods, Inc., serves numerous civic and nonprofit organizations across the state. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Historical Society and Audubon Minnesota. She is serving a second term on the National Eagle Center’s Board of Directors.
Barry Hill is an active member of the Wabasha community. He manages HIll’s Hardware Hank, currently owned by his parents, with the intention of transitioning to ownership of this downtown anchor. He lives in Wabasha with his wife and five children. He has served on the National Eagle Center Board since 2015.
Chad Kjorlien is the Faculty Development Coordinator within the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Services unit at Winona State University (Winona, MN). He received his Ed.D. in Administration of Higher Education from the University of Louisville in 2001 with a focus on professional development efforts designed to promote the use of instructional technologies. Chad joined the NEC Board of Directors in 2014.
Victoria Moore, originally from Rochester, MN, spent much of here career with Mayo Clinic. Since moving to Wabasha in 2009, she has served on the Wabasha Historic Preservation Commission and the Wabasha Port Authority and Development Agency. Moore has served on the National Eagle Center’s Board since 2014.
Mark Nichols joined the National Eagle Center’s Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves on our Finance Committee. Mark is a Senior Vice President of UBS Financial Services, Inc. and is involved as a board number on a number of for-profit corporations. He is a current Trustee on the Winona State University Foundation and a current member of the Lake City, MN Planning Commission where he was Chairman for two terms.
Tim Schlagenhaft joined the National Eagle Center’s Board of Directors in 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Science Advisory Committee.
A native and former Mayor of Wabasha, John Wodele is Vice President of Marketing for Twin City-based Doran Companies. John’s experience includes serving two terms as a Minneapolis Planning Commissioner; a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Des Moines; Key Advisor and Director of Communications for Governor Jesse Ventura. John also currently serves on the board of directors of Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis and is a Governor appointed member of the Commission of Deaf, Blind Deaf, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. John joined the NEC Board of Directors in 2014.
National Eagle Center in the news
Star Tribune, Paul Walsh
MAY 27, 2016
She visited veterans hospitals, Jay Leno and schoolchildren around the state. She survived being hit by a car in Wisconsin that left part of a wing amputated and unable to fly.
May 26, 2016
Harriet’s life’s work began after she lost use of her wings. … he injury that almost killed Harriet is also what made her special: She became an ambassador at the National Eagle […]
Rochester Post Bulletin
The National Eagle Center, a centerpiece of tourism in Wabasha since it opened nine years ago, has seen visitation steadily grow and now has plans for a two-phase expansion for more programs […]
WABASHA, Minn. — Blind in one eye, the bald eagle Was’aka showed off his impressive wingspan Saturday at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.
His talons, which have more gripping strength than a crocodile’s jaws, clutched […]
WABASHA — On Dec. 2, Jennifer Drayna sat down next to “Little Boy,” sipped her beloved coffee and read a novel. It was nothing dramatic.
It was, however, the National Eagle Centertrainer’s first step toward changing a […]
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