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Trail along the top of the drumlin at Westport Prairie. Photo credit: Ben Jones


Groundswell Staff

Angela West Blank (she/her)
Executive Director
Tony Abate (he/him)
Conservation Director
Heidi Habeger (she/her)
Director of Major & Planned Gifts
Yimmuaj Yang (she/her)
Community Director
BJ Byers (he/him)
Land Management Director
Jennifer Krzak (she/her)
Administrative Assistant
Brandon Mann (he/him)
Easement Stewardship Manager
Ben Lam (he/him)
Outreach & Events Coordinator
Ann Vaj (she/her)
Outreach & Technical Assistance Manager
Sam Douglass (he/him)
Farm & Land Management Specialist
Amanda Dambrink (she/her)
Development Coordinator


We are fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. They devote their talents and time to serve on our board and committees, help with field trips, manage our lands, and more. The volunteers pictured here either assist in the office on a regular basis or take the beautiful photographs that tell our story.

Mike Foy
Mario Quintana
Nancy McGill
Pat Arndorfer
Karen Smyth
Marilyn Ketterer
Jim Bredeson
Roberta Herschleb
Ben Jones
Pat Wende
Jocelyn Milner
Anita Temple