Our Staff

Bill Bartodziej Natural Shore

Bill Bartodziej

Bill is a restoration ecologist with over 20 years of professional experience in lakeshore restoration planning, natural areas management, and watershed management. Bill has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in technical journals. He received a B.S. in Fisheries Science and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Minnesota.

Rob Langer Natural Shore

Rob Langer

Rob specializes in plant propagation and project management related to ecological restoration. He has over 20 years of experience in restoration, nursery management, wetland and lake assessment, and environmental permitting. He received a B.S. degree in Water Resources from the University of Minnesota

Tracy Lawler Natural Shore

Tracy Lawler

Tracy is an ecologist with over 6 years of experience working with invasive species management and ecological restorations. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota.

Shirley Mah Kooyman Natural Shore

Shirley Mah Kooyman

Shirley is a botanist with a specialty in plant taxonomy. She is a Master Gardener who has done many teaching demonstration on planting with native plants. Shirley is also the Vice-President of the MN Native Plant Society. She received a B.S. degree from Smith College.

Jill Langer Natural Shore

Jill Langer

Jill is an avid gardener with years of experience growing plants. She recently took on the position of nursery manager. She has over 20 experience managing small business operations. Jill received a B.S. in Business from Union College.

Colin Zumwalde Natural Shore

Colin Zumwalde

Colin has several seasons of ecological restoration field experience working with shoreline, prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Conservation Biology, and also obtained a Graduate Certification in Geographic Information Sciences from the University of North Dakota.

Janna Jonely Natural Shore

Janna Jonely

Janna is a restoration and maintenance specialist with several years of experience nurturing native plants and their habitats. She received a B.S. degree in Botany and Biological Aspects of Conservation from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an M.P.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota.