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Josie Dillon

Josie has a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from the University of North Dakota. Since graduating college, she has worked in grassland ecology, climate change research, entomology and agronomy. Before joining the IPM Institute, she worked for the University of Minnesota as a researcher studying potato and soybean pests. Her interest in IPM stemmed from working hands on with growers and learning the importance of sustainable agriculture. Outside of work, Josie enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and nature photography.

Gabriel Schaffner

Gabriel earned his B.A. in Environmental Justice and Citizenship, with a minor in Political Science from Beloit College, where he also worked on the campus sustainability program. He has a strong interest in the interconnectedness of economic systems, environmental systems and social justice. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys live music, hiking, and petting dogs.

Sharon Haberkorn

Sharon has a financial and management background working as an Operations Officer at a bank and as a Paid Audience Development Manager with a media company. She manages financials, bookkeeping and human resources. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening and cooking.

Natalie Eisner

Natalie received her M.S. in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she designed and built a mechanized dispenser for a bio-alternative to insecticides as part of her thesis. Prior to graduate school, Natalie assumed many roles within the agricultural value chain. Her background includes working on a family-run goat farm in France, vineyard management in Sonoma, California and agricultural consulting in Tel Aviv, Israel. Outside of work she enjoys tennis, gardening and learning new languages.

Matt Lichty

Matt received his B.A. in Environmental Studies and Computer Science from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where he learned the importance of sustainable agriculture and social justice. Since graduating, he has worked in data analysis, farming and restoration ecology. Outside of work Matt enjoys camping, hiking, practicing yoga and gardening.

Dan Skolnik

Daniel received a B.S. in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Information Technology, both from the University of Wisconsin. Daniel has software development experience working in industry including at a sub-contractor for NASA and on vision software for manufacturing and quality control applications. His present focus is primarily on the software that runs the Pesticide Risk Tool. His interests include biking, cooking, golf and skiing.

Ali Loker

Ali received her B.S. in Community and Environmental Sociology and a certificate in Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in sustainable agriculture began after an internship on an organic vegetable farm during college. Since then, she has continued to work in food systems with an emphasis on social justice and community engagement. Outside of work, Ali enjoys trail running, experimenting with fermentation and trivia.

Peter Werts

Peter has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.  He provides technical assistance to help commercial orchards implement IPM and conservation practices and manages several eco labels for tree-fruit production.  Peter has coordinated many projects at the IPM Institute since he joined in 2009.  Most recently he began serving a two-year term on the North Central IPM Center Stakeholder Panel, a USDA-funded center which supports IPM programing in the Midwest.  When the work is done for the day, he can be found regularly performing traditional string-band music for contra dances around the Midwest, teaching and ...

Ariel Larson

Ariel Larson earned a B.S. in botany and environmental studies and M.S. in conservation biology & sustainable development from UW-Madison, along with a business, environment & social responsibility certificate. Her interest in using business to improve sustainability brought her to IPM Institute's Sustainable Food Group. Ariel manages new project and service development, work with General Mills to support integrated pest management strategies in their supply chain, partnerships with various clients using the Pesticide Risk Tool to achieve, document and communicate risk reductions, and the development of IPM Elements for iPiPE. Outside of the ...

Dr. Tom Green

Dr. Tom Green has been both a student and teacher of sustainability since 1972 with more than 100 publications addressing the soup to nuts of sustainability.  He is an entomologist, certified crop advisor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service technical service provider, husband, father and sailor.  In 1998 Dr. Green founded the IPM Institute, the home for the Sustainable Food Group.