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 *Our office is temporarily closed. We're still working hard from home—email us for the fastest response to any questions, and we recommend joining or renewing membership or donating online for speediest processing. Thank you for your support!

Location

1935 County Road B2 W, Suite 125, Roseville, MN 55113

Hours

       Mon-Fri, 10-3        (temporarily closed)

Phone

651-643-3601

Email

For general inquiries, email info@northerngardener.org

Meet our Team

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Rick Juliusson

Executive Director

rick@northerngardener.org

Please join us in welcoming Rick to MSHS! He comes to us from the Friends School, where he was the head of school, and he brings extensive nonprofit leadership experience. We're excited to welcome Rick to our northern gardener community!

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Lara Lau-Schommer

Community Outreach Director

llschommer@northerngardener.org

Lara is MSHS' Community Outreach Director.

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Linda Stewlow

Administrative Support

lstewlow@northerngardener.org

If you've ever visited or called our office, you've probably talked to Linda. She's been fielding office calls, data entry and membership customer service since 2011. Sadly, her first gardening memory is not a happy one—as a little girl, she had to weed her family's large garden. Since then, she's grown to love gardening. It makes sense that one of her favorite things about MSHS is our Garden-in-a-Box program, which helps children and families learn to grow and have a positive first gardening experience. Linda loves spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. She also enjoys working with her MSHS teammates, saying that "the staff is very dedicated and puts so much effort and thought into their work." (Thanks, Linda!)

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Becky Swee

Communications + Marketing Director

bswee@northerngardener.org

Becky joined the team in 2017. She grew up gardening with her parents in Rochester, MN and spent many summers working for Sargent's Landscape Nursery. After moving to Seattle for nearly a decade to earn a degree in communications and manage the membership program at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, Becky returned to Minnesota to be closer to family. She loves biking around all the lakes and discovering Latin restaurants in Minnesota with her husband, Fernando. An animal lover, she often brings her very mellow (and very chunky) chocolate lab, Elvis, to work. While he's everyone's favorite co-worker, his work ethic is a bit... lacking.

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Courtney Tchida

Community Outreach Manager

ctchida@northerngardener.org

When she was just two years old, Courtney's family often found her out in their big garden, munching on peas all by herself. It seems she was destined for a career in growing food! Courtney loves teaching others how to grow sustainably and have success (and fun!) in the garden. With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Horticulture, a master's in Agricultural Education and a certificate in Permaculture Design, we're lucky Courtney joined our team in 2020 to manage our educational offerings and signature programs, Garden-in-a-Box and Minnesota Green. Her favorite plant? It's a tie between white dutch clover (which she calls "magic") and giant ground cherries (because they taste like passion fruit). She loves knitting, canning preserves, pressing apples for cider, cooking outside while camping and playing board games with friends.

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Betsy Pierre

Ad Sales Manager

betsy@pierreproductions.com

We were thrilled to welcome Betsy to our team in 2020—she's a pro when it comes to all things advertising. If you own a greenhouse, landscape nursery, floral design, landscape design or green service business, Betsy can help you find the most effective channels to market your services to our growing northern gardener community.

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Diane Duvall

Development Director

dduvall@northerngardener.org

Diane has been part of the MSHS team since 2008. What's kept her here for more than a decade? Her love for connecting with our members and supporters. Diane grew up with gardeners—she remembers visiting her grandparents in LA when she was a little girl, picking avocados and grapefruits in their backyard. After earning a B.A. in Russian Studies from Mount Holyoke College, Diane performed in the Twin Cities theater community for many years. Now, when she's not reaching out to MSHS members and donors, she loves cooking and gathering with friends and family around the table. She's also an avid swimmer and, in the summer, you'll often find her in the metro area lakes!

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Sue Hoehn

Administrative Support

shoehn@northerngardener.org

Following a career in medical technology, Sue started volunteering for MSHS in 2012. She officially joined the staff in 2017, tackling data entry, processing mail, providing accounting and staff support and fielding phone calls. Her favorite thing about the MSHS? The great coworkers. Sue's earliest gardening memory is of weeding her mom's perennial garden, so we're glad that didn't scare her away! Now, she's a city gardener, growing Asiatic lilies (her favorite), tulips, peonies and more in her St. Paul yard and boulevard. When she's not working, Sue enjoys spending time with her 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, Norah, rescuing mature dachsunds, reading and playing competitive Scrabble.

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