In addition to the Hugging Tree director and teacher, Melissa also serves as the Board President and Secretary.
Melissa enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. Her interests include trail running, hiking, gardening, searching for nature treasures, and learning about plants and animals.
Dennis serves as the Board Vice President.
Dennis lives on an acreage near Detroit Lakes, MN. Dennis is Hugging Tree's expert woodworker! Dennis has built several pieces for Hugging Tree including the coat rack and outdoor shed.
In addition to woodworking, Dennis enjoys working in the yard, watching the wildlife on his property, and helping other people.
Brady serves as the Board Treasurer.
Brady is the Hydraulic Engineering Supervisor at United Equipment Accessories. Brady is also the resident fix-it man at Hugging Tree!
Brady enjoys developing and designing new products and machines. He is the owner of Pachyderm Industries.
Brady enjoys hiking, off-road racing, rally racing, and exploring Iowa's county and state parks.