Board of Directors & Executive Director

Ellen Lindgren, President & Treasurer

Ellen Lindgren - Treasurer
I work as a Business Manager for Moe & Nevin, Insurance Adjusters, an Independent Insurance Adjusting Company in Duluth, Minnesota. I have a husband, a 10-month-old daughter and 3 dogs. I have always enjoyed the arts and nature and believe strongly in Environmental Education. I believe the Stormwater Garden is a unique and interactive way to combine these three ideas. I am excited for the project and look forward to it coming to fruition.


Jonathon Tupper - Secretary
I am a 23 year old human who graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Journalism.  I enjoy camping, hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and simply living.  I am delighted to sit on this board and help work towards something I believe in. 


Tim Lundell - Vice President
I've been a resident of Duluth for nine years.  I am married with two young children.  I have a B.S. in aquatic biology from Bemidji State University.  I currently work for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.  Prior to that, I've worked for the National Park Service, MN Department of Natural Resources, and the Great Lakes Aquarium.


Dianna VonRabenau - President
Owner, Green Mercantile in Duluth, MN 

 Jill Jacoby, Founder & Executive Director   Jill Jacoby - Founder & Executive Director
I began delving into art and science collaborations when I was project manager for the St. Louis River Watch program in Duluth, Minnesota. In June of 1995 I traveled to the city of Chengdu in China as a member of an international team of artists and scientists assembled to create art related to water quality. Returning to Duluth I realized that what I wanted to do was to try and replicate some of the community energy and art-based projects that were so successful in Chengdu.  I created Sweetwater Alliance in 2002 as a vehicle to move theses type of art and science collaborations forward. I am blessed to have a very talented, creative, and committed board of directors working along with me. Jill Jacoby's CV - a PDF, 122K.


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