Board, Staff & Education Committee

What We Do

We work to nurture connections between plants, people, past and present, in an inspiring natural setting that invites discovery. When you stroll through the lush Arboretum, you'll find all kinds of natural resources tucked away on the site:


  • Diane Gildemaster, Executive Director
  • Jan Barron
  • Kari Brynjulson
  • Cindy Hulstein
  • Diane Nichols
  • Paula Rogers
  • Lori Sheldon
  • Jill Turbak

Wegner Arboretum Society Board of Directors

  • Pam Taylor Jansa, Board President
  • Sue Aguilar
  • Steve Sikorski
  • Ann Kolbrek
  • Ann Randall
  • David Rezac
  • Don Kearney, Director Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation
  • Jessica Wells
  • Don Staka
  • Mary Ellen Connelly
  • Mike Crane
  • Scott Anderson, Minnehaha County Planning Director
  • Sarah Stowers
  • Ann Wilson
  • Shelly Johnson
  • Allison Robey
  • Duane Stall-- Forestry Supervisor, City of Sioux Falls-- Advisory
  • Bridget O'Brien-Johnson

Education Team

  • Ann Wilson-- Board Member
  • Ann Kolbrek-- Chairperson
  • Paula Rogers
  • Tom Krueger
  • Kate Parkinson