Board of Directors

(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

Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Randy Eggenberger
Randy EggenbergerChair - Lake City, MN
Dave KostikVice Chair - Minneapolis, MN
Don Jacoby
Don JacobyTreasurer - Wabasha, MN
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 ScottSecretary - Wabasha, MN
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 BlueRed Wing, MN
Barry HillWabasha, MN
Chad Kjorlien
Chad KjorlienWinona, MN
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.
Jon LineweaverWabasha, MN
Victoria Moore
Victoria MooreWabasha, MN
Mark Nichols
Mark NicholsLake City, MN
James Reidy
James ReidyWinona, MN
Tim Schlagenhaft
Tim SchlagenhaftLake City, MN
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.
John Wodele
John WodeleMinneapolis, MN and Wabasha, MN
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

  • Drayna eyedrops Wasaka?JohnWeiss RPB

How to train your eagle

January 16th, 2016|Comments Off on How to train your eagle

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 […]

  • Mehus leads GOEA survey training at WWSP_WDN photo

A golden opportunity

January 9th, 2016|Comments Off on A golden opportunity

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 […]

  • RT spreads his wings in RPB

Eagle Center director spreads wings

January 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Eagle Center director spreads wings

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 […]

  • Preston Cook with Old Abe - JohnWeiss photo

Major new eagle art collection coming to Wabasha

November 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Major new eagle art collection coming to Wabasha

“… 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…
John Weiss, Rochester Post Bulletin


  • adult bald in flight - Dave Schwartz - St Cloud Times 2

Spring bald eagle viewing on the Mississippi

April 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Spring bald eagle viewing on the Mississippi

Read the story – see photos and video
Ann Wessel, St. Cloud Times
photos by Dave Schwartz, St. Cloud Times



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