Staff Contacts

Mike Kinney

District Administrator

651-395-5855 | e-mail

Mike joined CLFLWD in early 2014. As Administrator, Mike implements policies and programs on behalf of the CLFLWD Board of Managers. With 33+ years of professional experience, Mike has brought experience in agronomy, economics, education, Lean Six Sigma, and research to manage both financial and water resources as efficiently as possible. He supervises all staff and operations, including the annual budget and work plan. Mike holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of St. Thomas and a M.S. in Water Resources Management from UW-Madison.

Emily Heinz

Planning Coordinator

651-395-5856 | e-mail

Emily joined CLFLWD in December 2014. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Iowa State University and a project management fundamentals certificate from the University of Utah. Emily performs grant writing, progress evaluation, planning and budgeting for the District.

Blayne Eineichner

Project Coordinator

651-395-5857 | e-mail

Blayne joined CLFLWD in 2019. He holds a B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in Applied Ecology from the University of Maryland -Frostburg State. Blayne is responsible for the development and implementation of the CLFLWD’s capital improvement projects, as well as coordination of the Water Quality Monitoring and Operations and Maintenance Programs.

Mike Sandager

Permitting Coordinator

651-395-5859 | e-mail

Mike joined the CLFLWD team in April 2022. He holds a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Saint John’s University and a M.S. in Sustainable Water Environments from the University of Glasgow. He is a certified conservation planner through the NRCS and completed the Watershed Specialist Training program at the U of M. Mike’s primary duties involve working with the permitting program and associated inspections.

Garrett Miller

Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

651-395-5854 | e-mail

Garrett joined the CLFLWD in 2019. He holds a B.A. in Ecology and Environmental Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Garrett’s primary duty is coordinating the District’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program. He is also involved with lake monitoring, coordinating the Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP), and operations and maintenance of District structures and aerators.

Aidan Read

Land Management Specialist

651-583-6590 | e-mail

Aidan started with CLFLWD as a seasonal technician in 2018 and joined the permanent staff as a land management specialist in 2021. Aidan’s work includes promoting conservation farming practices, providing resources and technical assistance to landowners for conservation planning, and administering the District’s Citizen Advisory Committee, and Farmer-led Council. Aidan holds a B.A. from Hamline University, and is completing a M.S. in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Minnesota.

Victoria D’Amico

Water Resources Technician

651-313-8821 | e-mail

Victoria joined CLFLWD in the spring of 2023 as a Water Resources Technician. She holds a B.S. in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering with a focus in Environmental and Ecological Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Victoria supports the permitting program with inspections and plan reviews. She is also involved in lake monitoring and coordinates the Citizen Assisted Tributary (CAT) program.

Tori Philippi

Office Manager

651-395-5850 | e-mail

Tori joined CLFLWD in January 2024 as the Office Manager. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Mathematics from Pacific Lutheran University. Tori is multifaceted and assists the District with a wide range of tasks including management of Accounts Receivable and Payable, board meeting coordination, and updating the CLFLWD website.

Adam Hjelm

Education and Outreach Coordinator

651-395-5858 | e-mail

Adam joined CLFLWD in 2024. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Superior and a M.S. in Education from Saint Cloud State University. Adam’s primary duty is overseeing and implementing the District’s Education and Outreach program.

Jackie Bussjaeger


651-583-6590 | e-mail

Jackie joined CLFLWD as a technician for the 2024 season.  She assists with water quality monitoring, construction permit inspections, and site assessments. Jackie holds a B.A. from Hamline University, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana

Matthew Hendrickson


651-395-5852| e-mail

Matthew joined CLFLWD as a temporary technician for the 2024 season. Currently a student at the University of Minnesota, he is pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Science. Matthew assists with construction permit inspections, site assessments, and water quality monitoring. Originally from Forest Lake he looks forward to engaging further with the waterways and surrounding communities.

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Engineering Services

Greg Graske
Emmons & Olivier Resources
1919 University Ave. W, Suite 300
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-770-8448 | e-mail

Legal Services

Chuck Holtman
Smith Partners, PLLP
250 Marquette Ave. S, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-344-1400 | e-mail

Accounting Services

Bonnie Burns
Redpath and Company
55 5th St E, Suite #1400
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-255-9308 | e-mail