Meet the Staff

The Environmental Initiative team is passionate about partnership, finding common ground, and developing solutions to our environmental challenges collaboratively. Contact us any time with your ideas, questions, and feedback.

Mike Harley

Chief Executive Officer

Lillie Benowitz

Engagement Coordinator

Greg Bohrer

Associate Director, Agriculture & Environment

Brian Columbus

Business Manager

Bill Droessler

Senior Director, Project Development and Clean Air

Rachel Dupree

Communications Associate

Amy Fredregill

Managing Director, Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition

Ellen Gibson

Chief Impact Officer

Damian Goebel

Communications Director

Sam Hanson

Director, Sustainability

Meleah Houseknecht

Director, Environmental Policy

Erin Niehoff

Project Associate

Bjorn Olson

Coordinator, Outreach & Partner Development

Sacha Seymour-Anderson

Development Director

Mikey Weitekamp

Senior Project Manager