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We work to nurture connections between plants, people, past and present, in an inspiring natural setting that invites discovery. Our employees, Board of Directors, and Education Team make our operations and programs possible.


Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization.

Wegner Arboretum Society Board of Directors

  • Sue Aguilar, Board President
  • Alison Robey, Vice President
  • Ann Kolbrek, Secretary
  • Jessica Wells, Treasurer
  • Ann Randall
  • David Rezac
  • Don Kearney, Director Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation
  • Don Straka
  • Pam Taylor Jansa
  • Mike Cooper
  • Mary Ellen Connelly
  • Mike Crane
  • Scott Anderson, Minnehaha County Planning Director
  • Sarah Stowers
  • Ben Arndt
  • Ann Wilson
  • Bridget O'Brien-Johnson
  • Duane Stall, Forestry Supervisor, City of Sioux Falls, Advisory

This group of educators formulated our mission statement for the Mabel & Judy Jasper Educational Center: Guests will gain an appreciation of nature and local history while developing a personal, direct, and life-long relationship to the land through formal and informal education and activities.

Education Team

  • Ann Wilson, Board Member
  • Ann Kolbrek, Chairperson
  • Paula Rogers
  • Pam Taylor Jansa
  • Bridget O'Brien-Johnson¬†