Board of Directors

Ted Anderson

DNR - Lands & Minerals 

2 Maple Farms

Hibbing Farmers Market

Kelly Dahl

Aspen Falls Farm

Cook Area Farmers Market

Kristin Foster

Co-chair, Leadership Team of the NE MN Synod ELCA EcoFaith Network 

Chair, Congregations Caring for the Earth

Founding chairperson, Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability

Ordained minister of the ELCA, On Leave from Call

Janna Goerdt

Fat Chicken Farm

Tower Farmers Market

Community Sustainability Initiative – Contest Organizer

Robert Hietala

Floodwood River Farm

Hibbing Farmers Market

NRRI Coleraine - Natural Resource Research Institute

Ashley Phoenix

Natural Harvest Food Co-op

Rob Raplinger

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Board

Virginia Public Utilities Commission

Marlise Riffel

Virginia Market Square - Volunteer Market Manager 

Retired Sociology Professor

Bobbi Zenner

Laurentian Environmental Learning Center


Melissa Roach, Executive Director

melissa.roach@irpsmn.org

Dawn Trexel, Growing Together - Virginia Community Gardens Coordinator

growingtogethervirginia@gmail.com

Marlise Riffel, Virginia Market Square - Volunteer Market Manager

virginiamarketsquare@gmail.com


Interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

The Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability is looking for people who are passionate about sustainability to share their talents.  If this sounds like you, fill out the IRPS Candidate Form and email it to us.  We look forward to working with you!

Click to download IRPS Board Candidate Form

Click to download IRPS Board Nomination Form