Sarah Slayton
Environmental Services
Sarah Slayton
Environmental / Natural Resources Director
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5240
Sarah joined the St. Croix Environmental Department in 2003. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from UW-Eau Claire with a major in land use and a minor in technical writing. Sarah has worked under several EPA programs, including: Wastewater, Brownfields. Currently working under the EPA GAP grant, her primary responsibilities include grant management, administrative duties, and working with staff to coordinate environmental and natural resource programs and initiatives across tribal lands.
Leslie Billy
Environmental Services
Leslie Billy
Brownfields Coordinator
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5231
 
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Jeremy Bloomquist
Water Resources Manager
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5183
Dave Buck
Environmental Services
Dave Buck
Tribal Utilities Supervisor
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5236
Dave Buck began working at Tribal Construction in 1996. He constructed and maintained water and sewer systems for individual homes. In 2008, Dave joined Tribal Utilities. Dave assists with the operation and maintenance and sampling of the community water and sewer systems in Hertel, Maple Plain, and Danbury. He continues to be the liaison with IHS for individual water and sewer service installation.
Patti Edwards
Environmental Services
Patti Edwards
Tribal Utilities
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Patti Edwards, St. Croix Tribal Utilities, currently works at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Danbury. She is a member of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and a resident of the Danbury community. She has held various positions within the tribe during her 15 years of employment. She is a fitness enthusiast, and enjoys traveling around the country.
Tom Frye
Environmental Services
Tom Frye
Natural Resources
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5160
I started working for the St. Croix Tribal Natural Resource Department in May 2004 as a Fish and Wildlife Technician. My job duties include electrofishing in the spring and fall for walleye surveys, raising walleyes and stocking them in area lakes, wild rice monitoring as well as equipment maintenance.
Jonathan Knight
Environmental Services
Jonathan Knight
Air Specialist
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5221
Jon joined the St. Croix Tribal Environmental Services Department in January 2013. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Minnesota with a major in Fisheries and Wildlife with a minor in Biology. His duties include developing the outdoor air quality program as well as the Tribe's Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP).
 
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Cody Mattison
Conservation Technician
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5223
Chad Songetay
Environmental Services
Chad Songetay
Water Resources Technician
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5235
Chad started working for the St. Croix Tribal Environmental Department in September 2001 in the Solid Waste Department as a driver/solid waste worker. In 2002 he was transferred to the Water Department as a Water Technician working under the CW-106 grant. Chad mainly works under the CW-106 grant, but helps with field work under different projects/programs when needed.
David Spafford
Environmental Services
David Spafford
GIS Specialist / Web Designer
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5243
David joined the St. Croix Environmental Department in May 2003. He has a Bachelors of Science from UW-Eau Claire with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Geography. His primary work involves map making for Tribal departments, updating and cataloging geospatial data relevant to Tribal needs, and setting up an EPA Exchange Network node to facilitate reporting to the US EPA. He also assists with walleye spawn collection, spotted knapweed mapping and other EPA/DNR projects.
Don Taylor
Environmental Services
Don Taylor
Natural Resources Manager
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5142
I began working for the St. Croix Tribe in March of 1990 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin: River Falls with a Scientific Land Management major and Conservation minor. My job title is Field Supervisor for the Natural Resources Department. Some of my job duties include: Spring and fall walleye electrofishing surveys, all aspects of walleye culture, and equipment maintenance. I can also be involved other projects such as wild rice surveys, carp management issues, and the tribal youth forest. You can find me either at my desk in the Environmental building in “downtown” Hertel or at our work garage located behind the Food Distribution warehouse.
Jamie Thompson
Environmental Services
Jamie Thompson
Natural Resources
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5287
I was hired in April 2008 by the Natural Resource Department as the Fish and Wildlife Technician. My main job duties include raising walleye, helping with walleye population surveys, monitoring wild rice on area lakes, equipment maintenance, and assisting with prescribed burns. During the summer I also go out west and help with wild fires when assistance is needed. Just recently I added monitoring the local deer herd for chronic wasting disease (CWD) to my list of job duties.I graduated from the University of Wisconsin: River Falls in December of 2006 with a major in Conservation and double minors in Field Biology and Criminal Justice. After I graduated from college I worked for the WI DNR, out of the Baldwin office, for a little over a year as a Stormwater LTE and a Wildlife Technician LTE before I came here.
 
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Troy Trepanier
Tribal Utilities
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(715) 349-2195 ext. 5115