Meet the Team
Ted L. Suss is serving as Executive Director of Friends of the Minnesota Valley as a volunteer. He has held this position since December of 2013. Mr. Suss is President of the Minnesota Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and for a time (2019-2020) was President of the Minnesota Izaak Walton League. He currently is a member of the Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, appointed by the Governor and was a member of the Governor Dayton's Pollinator Protection Committee. Mr. Suss is a retired School Superintendent, a former Minnesota Legislator, and is a part time farmer.
Carolyn Rindahl is the Deputy Executive Director for Friends of the Minnesota Valley. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology with a focus in Natural Resources Management. Throughout her academic career she worked on several environmental research projects through the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in D.C. For the past five years Carolyn has worked as a Digital Marketing Consultant and Marketing Communications Planner in both digital agencies and at General Mills. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing and playing guitar.
Deputy Executive Director