Outdoor U & Abbey Arboretum Staff

For general questions, email [email protected] or call 320-363-3163.

John Geissler

Outdoor U Director
Abbey Land Manager

213 Peter Engel, SJU
320-363-3126

Lucas Wade

Assistant Director
CSB and SJU Outdoor Education

211 Peter Engel, SJU
320-363-2136

Owen Connell

Assistant Director
preK-12 Environmental Education

207 Peter Engel, SJU
320-363-3133

Jenny Hengel

Environmental Educator
Camp Coordinator
Prep School Instructor

203 Peter Engel, SJU
320-363-3166

Caitlynn LaSota

Environmental Educator
Community Education


209 Peter Engel, SJU

Cassandra Simpson

Outdoor Education Fellow
2024-25


209 Peter Engel, SJU

Ellen Wilson

Environmental Educator
2024-25 Fellowship

209 Peter Engel, SJU

James Siems

Climate Impact Project
Coordinator 2024-25

209 Peter Engel, SJU

Jenny Kutter

Department Coordinator
Outdoor U and
Environmental Studies

201 Peter Engel, SJU
320-363-3163

Con Brady

Abbey Forest Professional

Gabriella Backes

Abbey Forest Specialist