Welcome to the New MSHS Executive Director!

new MSHS executive director

Gretchen Ambrosier

MSHS has hired Gretchen Ambrosier as its new executive director. She replaces CEO Rose Eggert, who retired in August, but will continue to assist MSHS during the transition.

Gretchen is a 1998 graduate of the University of Minnesota and a 2003 graduate of St. Mary’s
University. She is an avid Golden Gopher and has spent the last three years working as the vice
president of engagement at the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Prior to her position at the U, she worked at Ronald McDonald House Charities and the American Red Cross. As someone who enjoys gardening and who believes in the education and outreach provided by the society, she is excited to join MSHS as executive director.

Gretchen lives in Shoreview with her two children, Lucy (12) and Owen (10), her husband Paul, who is an educator in the Anoka Hennepin School District and their dog, Wrigley. She spends much of her free time working in her garden, reading and staying physically active with running and boxing.

“Gardening has always been a part of my life,” she says. “My parents and I spent many years working in our family garden and my grandmother’s garden. I now spend time with my own children in our yard. There is nothing more satisfying than watching what you’ve planted together bloom into something beautiful.”

The MSHS staff and Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Gretchen to the society.


  1. Barb Gasterland on August 7, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Welcome Gretchen,

  2. Patrick Burns and Victoria Thomas on August 17, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Welcome Gretchen!

  3. Valerie Kyllo on September 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Welcome. As s long time supporter and former volunteer, I look forward to seeing your energy and commitment toward growing the organization. The rich history has provided a strong foundation. Onward and upward Gretchen!

Leave a Comment