Staff

Office

 611 Broadway Ave.
Suite 10
Wabasha, MN 55981
 

Phone: (651) 565-4673

Terri Peters

   

DISTRICT MANAGER
Phone ext. 102
terri.peters@mn.nacdnet.net 


 
Terri Peters grew up in Kellogg, MN. After graduating from Wabasha-Kellogg High School she lived in Rochester, MN, Chicago and Naperville, IL, and Baltimore Area, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College Maryland and worked as an engineering assistant for a civil engineering firm while completing her education. Terri moved home to Kellogg and began work with the Wabasha SWCD in 2010. She has served as an administrative assistant, a work as needed professional for NRCS and developed the niche of the ecological tech position at the Wabasha SWCD prior to assuming the role of the District Manager. She is also the Water Planner for Wabasha County. She enjoys working with her friends and neighbors. Much of her free time is spent with her husband and 4 very busy children. Free time is spent outdoors enjoying the offerings of MN seasons: foraging, gardening, snowmobiling, boating/fishing…and her favorite thing for all seasons, cooking. 

Dennis Stelling

Bookkeeper/Admin assistant

Phone ext. 111

dennis.stelling@wabashaswcd.com 


Dennis is a native Wabasha county resident from the Millville area. After a 31 year career as a dairy farmer, where he utilized many programs from both the SWCD and NRCS, and managing the farm as a conventional, grass based, and organic dairy, he sought a change is career. In 2015 he enrolled in the Accounting program at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) and acquired his Associates of Science degree in Accounting with high honors in May of 2017. In April of 2017 he joined the staff at the Wabasha SWCD as the bookkeeper/admin assistant on a part-time basis and also works as a tax preparer. Dennis is continuing his education and is seeking his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at Winona State University. 

Jen Wahls

Ecological Technician

Phone ext. 109
jennifer.wahls@mn.nacdnet.net 


  

Jen facilitates the Cooperative Weed Management Area program, coordinates the annual forestry day and tree sales, does educational programs for schools and organizations and works on the Wetland Conservation Act in a shared service position between Wabasha and Fillmore County.  She is the point of contact for the CREP/RIM program and can help with programs available to landowners offered outside of the SWCD or NRCS offices.  Jen graduated from the UMN-Duluth with degrees in Biology and Outdoor Education.    

Mitch Rigelman

District Technician
Phone Extension 103
mitchell.rigelman@mn.nacdnet.net 


  

Mitchell is an Aquatic Biologist of Lake City Minnesota. Mitchell’s passion for conservation began as a young boy, spending much of his time on the water fishing. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree acquired through Bemidji State University, where his studies focused on Aquatics Biology. This skillset launched Mitchell into employment as a fisheries technician with Prince William Sound Aquaculture, and subsequently angling research with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Through these experiences, he gained invaluable knowledge in data collection, strong technical writing skills, and the strict attention to detail required of a field scientist. Each of these opportunities fueled Mitchell’s desire to work at the intersection of nature and water resources. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys experimenting with aquaponics. A unique growing method combining aquaculture, and hydroponics to grow organic produce. 

Bill Wayne

District Technician
Phone Extension 110 

william.wayne@mn.nacdnet.net


  

Bill grew up on a small hobby farm near Durand WI and has a passion for the outdoors, specifically fishing and duck hunting. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Management from UW Stevens Point in 2010 and held numerous seasonal/temporary fisheries positions in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Bill came to us in early October 2017 with the interest of improving water quality and limiting soil erosion to protect area streams, rivers, and lakes from pollution.  He has been working with area engineers on various conservation projects around the county and is also the lead on the buffer law.  Bill is excited about his new position and looks forward to the challenges it may bring in the future.