611 Broadway Ave.
Suite 10
Wabasha, MN 55981

Phone: (651) 565-4673

Terri Peters


Phone (651)560-2044 

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. 

Sue Cerwinske

Bookkeeper/Admin assistant

Phone (651)560-2053

Jen Wahls

Ecological Technician

Phone (651)560-2051 


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 (651)560-2045 


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.