St. Paul Staff – 651.290.0154
|Steve Morse, Executive Director
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Steve is a well-known leader in the state environmental community with expertise in public policy and a broad range of environmental issues, as well as inside knowledge of both legislative and state agency processes. Prior to joining MEP in 2006, Steve served as a Senior Fellow in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. While there, he developed and ran the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative, a Mississippi basin-wide cross-disciplinary initiative to address the long-term ecological impacts of agricultural practices on water quality. Steve was Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from 1999-2003. Prior to his appointment to the DNR, Steve represented southeast Minnesota in the Minnesota State Senate for 12 years, beginning in 1987.
|Sara Wolff, Advocacy Director
Sara works with MEP’s coalition groups to develop and implement collaborative policy and candidate education initiatives, including communications, organizing, and lobbying at the Minnesota Legislature. She previously served MEP as a Candidate Education Coordinator, and draws on experience working for the Ramsey County Attorney’s office and the Statewide Association for Family Planning. Sara studied at St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota, and earned her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. In her free time, she enjoys playing the cello and spending time with her family.
|Matt Doll, Operations Coordinator
Matt joined MEP in 2017, and handles the coalition’s communications, member services, individual fundraising, and administrative functions. He has previously worked with the Sierra Club as a Legislative Intern and volunteer, assisting with advocacy, research, and writing for the North Star Chapter’s policy campaigns. He holds a B.A. from UMN-Twin Cities with a major in Political Science and a minor in Global Studies. A Wisconsin native and resident of Saint Paul, Matt is an avid explorer of Minnesota’s outdoor spaces and enjoys baking, reading, and hiking with his dog.
Duluth Staff – 218.727.0800
|Andrew Slade, Great Lakes Program Director
Andrew leads MEP’s work on Great Lakes and Northeastern Minnesota issues and maintains relationships at the U. S. Capitol to ensure protecting Minnesota’s environment is a federal priority. He returned to MEP in Fall 2018 after two years in Duluth-area local government park and conservation work. From 2009 to 2016, Andrew served as MEP’s Northeast Minnesota and Great Lakes program director. He has worked in Lake Superior conservation education and policy since 1992. He lives in Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior.
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Board of Directors
Minnesota Conservation Federation
Whitney Clark – Chair
Executive Director, Friends of the Mississippi River
Pesticide Action Network North America
Senior Director, Project Development and Clean Air, Environmental Initiative
Jenna Grove – Vice Chair
Program Coordinator, Clean Water Action – Minnesota
Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Lynn Hoffman – Treasurer
Co-President, Eureka Recycling
Executive Director, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Executive Director, Minnesota Trout Unlimited
Izaak Walton League of America – Minnesota Division
League of Women Voters – Minnesota
Karen Olson Johnson
Tim Schaefer – Secretary
State Director, Environment Minnesota