611 Broadway Ave.
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: (651) 565-4673
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.
Phone (651) 560-2053
Sue grew up on the family farm in Northeastern Iowa. She is #7 out of eight children. She has fond memories working with her Dad feeding and bedding the cattle, milking cows, feeding baby calves, pigs and just growing up on a farm. Sue attended a Technical College in Iowa for Bookkeeping/Accounting. She has done accounting work for a Farm Implement Dealer, a Newspaper and a Machining Company. She moved to Minnesota in 1984 when her husband accepted a position in Red Wing. She started work for Wabasha SWCD in September of 2019. In her free time, Sue enjoys golfing, boating and just being with her family. She is a grandma for the first time and loves it!
phone (651) 560-2045
Keely Hansen has been working as a District Technician at the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District since July 2020. Her duties include providing conservation planning and technical assistance to include survey, design and installation of best management practices. She specifically works on projects related to cover crops, well sealing and testing, and Minnesota’s Buffer Law compliance. She is working on building knowledge for a variety of engineering practices, and will soon test to become a UAS remote drone pilot.
Keely Hansen grew up in Moose Lake, MN. After graduating from Moose Lake High School, she enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 2013, where she served 8 year in military service. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2020 with a B.S in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and minors in Environment, Sustainability and Geography. She moved to Winona, MN after completion of her bachelor’s degree is currently a student at Penn State University completing her M.S. in Geographic Information Systems.
Keely has a great love of animals and spends most of her free time with her pets. She also enjoys spending time traveling and exploring the great outdoors with family and friends.
Phone (651) 560-2055
Matt Kempinger has been working as a District Technician for Wabasha SWCD since August, 2020. He is the area contact for projects involving Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), and the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA). He also works on survey and design for a variety of conservation practices. Matt is originally from Rochester MN area and spent most of his time growing up outdoors throughout southeast Minnesota. During high school and later summers he worked on several farms varying from rotationally grazed cattle to an apple orchard. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a degree in fisheries and water resources. An internship with the DNR in Grand Marais MN solidified his choice to pursue a career in natural resources. Since then he has had diverse work experiences that have greatly expanded his appreciation for conservation. He has worked on aquatic habitat for Wyoming Game and Fish and as an aquatic biologist monitoring water quality with a company in Fort Collins CO. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys all things outdoors, especially backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, exploring backroads and photography. Besides outdoors his hobbies include woodwoorking and guitar.
Phone (651) 560-2051
Henry is originally from Champlin, MN where he attended Champlin Park High School and spent summers working on a berry farm. Following graduation, he moved to Saint Cloud to attend Saint Cloud State University. He began pursuing a secondary education degree. However he changed course and he graduated with a bachelor’s in Earth Science in December of 2019. He has been with Wabasha SWCD since August 2019 and hopes his work at the SWCD will help both the people and the environment in Wabasha County. Henry currently lives in Red Wing and in his free time, Henry loves to ski, hike, bike, camp, and explore with his friends and family.