Lisa Mueller succeeds Betsy Daub as FMR's director of land conservation

Betsy and Lisa

We wish our outgoing land conservation director Betsy Daub (left) all the best in New Mexico, and enthusiastically welcome Lisa Mueller (right) to our team.

FMR is pleased to announce that we've hired Lisa Mueller to lead our land conservation program. Lisa succeeds Betsy Daub who stepped down in December. 

Meet Lisa

Lisa brings more than 30 years of conservation and land protection experience to FMR. Most recently she worked as a member of Dakota County's Land Conservation program staff. Previously Lisa spent a decade as the director of land protection for the Nature Conservancy Chapter of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Lisa's formal training is in Wildlife Biology (B.S. University of Minnesota) and Ecology and Environmental Science (M.S. Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs). She also earned a teaching certificate in life sciences from the University of Wisconsin.

Lisa is thrilled to join the FMR team: "I've admired FMR for a long time. I love the way FMR blends work on youth, climate and sustainability. As a life-long conservationist, I am really excited to have the opportunity to use my land protection background to improve the quality of life for the river and its inhabitants." 

Thank you, Betsy!

While we're very excited to have Lisa on board, we'll all miss Betsy Daub who has decided to relocate to New Mexico to be closer to family. Betsy served for three years as FMR's conservation director during which she advanced dozens of land protection and restoration projects. Betsy is a beloved colleague whose respect for the natural world and passion to protect it is an inspiration. We wish her the very best in her next adventures.