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.
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.
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
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 […]
A keen eye, 20 years of study and observation, and a fascination that sometimes baffles his wife have made Scott Mehus an expert on golden eagles.
The National Eagle Center Education Director passed on some of […]
WABASHA — Rolf Thompson is executive director of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, but in the past few months, he joined a Journey to Growth committee in Rochester and is now a member of […]
“… shifted art collector Preston Cook’s passion to the bald eagle, eventually leading to a $2 million collection of about 20,000 items, including an Andy Warhol original. Read more…
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