Our Staff

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Organizational Leadership and Administration

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Keefe Keeley
Executive Director

Kate Wersan
Senior Director, Partnerships, Outreach & Education

David Bruce
Director of Agroforestry Adoption

Brandi Brandes
Administrative Director

Kathleen Fitzgibbon
Administrative Coordinator

Fred Iutzi
Director of Research and Commercialization

Alison Long
Director of Development

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Agroforestry Adoption Department

Connect with advisors to develop plans for adopting agroforestry.
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David Bruce
Director of Agroforestry Adoption

Kaitie Adams
Community Agroforester, Illinois

Sven Pihl
Technical Service Provider, Illinois

Barbara Decré
Community Agroforester, Wisconsin

Matt Wilson
Technical Service Provider, Wisconsin

Devon Brock-Montgomery
Water Quality Program Manager

Omar de Kok-Mercado
Agroforestry Technical Service Provider

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Education, Outreach and Communication Department

Learn about apprenticeships, events, online courses, communication projects, and media contacts.
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Kate Wersan
Senior Director, Partnerships, Outreach & Education

Kristy Gruley
Education Program Manager

Michele Manske
On-Farm Apprenticeship & Engagement Manager

Jacob Grace
Communications Project Manager

Wil Crombie
Communications Specialist

Renee Gasch
Communications Manager

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Research Department

Sharing ground-breaking research into agroforestry best practices.
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Fred Iutzi
Director of Research & Commercialization

Kevin Wolz
Lead Scientist

Scott Brainard
Tree Crop Breeder

Monika Shea
Research Fellow – Landscape Ecology

Eliza Greenman
Germplasm Specialist

Nate Lawrence
Ecosystem Scientist

Xinyuan Shi
Research Fellow

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Commercialization Department

Working across the value-chain to scale up agroforestry in the Midwest.
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Fred Iutzi
Director of Research & Commercialization

Bill Davison
Tree Crop Commercialization Lead

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Spring Green Campus

Landscape-scale agroforestry demonstration, education, and research center based in Southern Wisconsin.
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David Bruce
Director of Agroforestry Adoption

Erik Hagan
Home Farm Director

Dave Hopey
Field Operations Manager