Meet the Team

Northland Arboretum Staff

Candice Zimmermann

Executive Director

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Kelly Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Shelly Stanley

Membership Coordinator

Loni Heldt

Volunteer Coordinator

Rick Hines

Grounds & Maintenance

Nick Backman

MN GreenCorps Member

Get in Touch
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Growing up in a family that frequently went camping, I found my love for the outdoors. As I grew older, I knew that the STEM field appealed to me. This led me to the University of Minnesota - Duluth where I majored in Environmental Science.


After graduating in 2020, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. When I learned about the Minnesota GreenCorps program, I saw it as a great fit and an opportunity to help an organization while at the same time gaining valuable experience. I am excited for what is to come and am ready to share and implement ideas to make the Northland Arboretum a destination that brings people in from across the state.


In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors including going on hikes and biking. In the winter I enjoy skiing and sipping a warm cup of hot chocolate.

Judy Hustak

Front Desk

Mara Powers

Front Desk

Katie Holtz

Front Desk