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Meet AURI’s staff and learn more about what they do.

Shannon Schlecht

Executive Director
218.281.7600 ext. 125

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Ray Bohanna

Information Systems Manager
218.281.7600 ext. 109 Continue Reading Ray Bohanna

Alan Doering

Senior Scientist, Coproducts
218.281.7600 ext. 126 Continue Reading Alan Doering

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Marijo Fischer

Administrative & Executive Assistant
218.281.7600 ext. 128 Continue Reading Marijo Fischer

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Lisa Gjersvik

Senior Director of Strategy Management
218.281.7600 ext. 129 Continue Reading Lisa Gjersvik

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Jimmy Gosse, Ph.D

Senior Scientist, Biobased & Renewable Energy
218.281.7600 ext. 114 Continue Reading Jimmy Gosse, Ph.D

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Ashley Harguth

Project Manager
218.281.7600 ext. 127 Continue Reading Ashley Harguth

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Linda LaPlante

218.281.7600 ext. 123 Continue Reading Linda LaPlante

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Nan Larson

AURI Connects Manager
218.281.7600 ext. 137 Continue Reading Nan Larson

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Matthew Leiphon

Project Manager
218.281.7600 Ext. 106 Continue Reading Matthew Leiphon

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Amy Lund

218.281.7600 ext. 111 Continue Reading Amy Lund

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Lisa Martinez

Communications Manager
218.281.7600 ext. 148 Continue Reading Lisa Martinez

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Brad Matuska

Business Development Director of Biomass Feedstocks
218.281.7600 ext. 143 Continue Reading Brad Matuska

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Kim Nesvig

Project & Resource Manager
218.281.7600 ext. 132 Continue Reading Kim Nesvig

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Clay Newton

Meat Innovation Specialist
218.281.7600 Continue Reading Clay Newton

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Camren Nikoley

Bio Industrial Lab Associate
218.281.7600 ext. 139 Continue Reading Camren Nikoley

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Lolly Occhino

Senior Scientist, Food
218.281.7600 ext. 115 Continue Reading Lolly Occhino

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Alexandra Ostlund

Business Development Director of Novel Supply Chains
218.281.7600 ext. 149 Continue Reading Alexandra Ostlund

Angela Owens

HR & Administrative Specialist
218.281.7600 ext. 104 Continue Reading Angela Owens

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Sanchez Philocles

Market Research Analyst
218.281.7600 ext. 138 Continue Reading Sanchez Philocles

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Becky Philipp

Project Manager
218.280.8575 Continue Reading Becky Philipp

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Lea Reitmeier

Project and Contracts Coordinator
218.281.7600 ext. 110 Continue Reading Lea Reitmeier

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Jason Robinson

Business Development Director-Food
218.281.7600 ext. 119 Continue Reading Jason Robinson

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Shannon Schlecht

Executive Director
218.281.7600 ext. 125 Continue Reading Shannon Schlecht

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Dan Sparks

Director of Government and Industry Relations
218.281.7600 ext. 107 Continue Reading Dan Sparks

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Michael Sparby

Commercialization Director
218.281.7600 ext. 118 Continue Reading Michael Sparby

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Harold Stanislawski

Business and Industry Development Director
218.281.7600 ext. 117 Continue Reading Harold Stanislawski

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Adam Stratton

Senior Director of Operations & Finance
218.281.7600 ext. 103 Continue Reading Adam Stratton

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Michael Stutelberg, Ph.D.

Scientist, Chemistry
218.281.7600 ext. 135 Continue Reading Michael Stutelberg, Ph.D.

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Ben Swanson

Scientist of Food & Nutrition
218.281.7600 ext. 133 Continue Reading Ben Swanson

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Linda Thompson, Ph.D.

Director of Organizational Advancement
218.281.7600 ext. 108 Continue Reading Linda Thompson, Ph.D.

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Shelby Thooft

Associate Scientist, Chemistry
218.281.7600 ext. 136 Continue Reading Shelby Thooft

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Jennifer Voegele

Director of Marketing Communications
218.281.7600 ext. 102 Continue Reading Jennifer Voegele

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Jennifer Wagner-Lahr

Senior Director of Business Development and Commercialization
218.281.7600 ext. 121 Continue Reading Jennifer Wagner-Lahr

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Luca Zullo, Ph.D.

Sr. Director of Science and Technology
218.281.7600 ext. 145 Continue Reading Luca Zullo, Ph.D.