Meet the Team

Dr. Thomas Green

Dr. Thomas Green

Madison, WI

Project Director

Email 608-232-1425

Tom managed an apple orchard early in his career and became captivated by the pest management challenges faced by growers. This led to pursuit of a career in IPM, working initially in the Massachusetts Apple IPM Program. In 1980, he founded an IPM supply business subsequently purchased by GEMPLER’S, Inc., a national agricultural product supplier. He is a Certified Crop Advisor and NRCS Technical Service Provider. He has served on the US EPA Pesticide Policy Dialogue Committee, chaired the International IPM Symposium Steering Committee, and currently serves as board chair of the Entomological Foundation, and member of the Stakeholder Committee for the USDA North Central IPM Center. Dr. Green holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts.

Mark Adelsperger

Mark Adelsperger

Sycamore, OH

Resource Management Specialist

Email 419-294-8960

Mark has a degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio and a background in agriculture, sales and customer service. Mark’s immersion in agriculture and enjoyment of the rural lifestyle reinforces his viewpoint that farming is an ever-evolving way of life. Communications with ag retailers is a must in accomplishing our objectives. Mark strives to provide support information to help ag retailers maintain profitability while at the same time continuing to be conscientious about water quality.

Anna Gudjonsdottir

Anna Gudjonsdottir

Madison, WI

Project Coordinator

Email 608-232-1425

Anna received her B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Luther College in 2015. Her previous research experience includes investigating the evolution of MDR bacteria produced from CAFO manure runoff and exploring the effects of varying harvesting regimes on insect diversity. She hopes to continue to contribute to sustainable resource management in order to protect our shared water resources. In her free time, Anna enjoys backpacking, reading, trivia, and playing with her dog Luna.

Caitlin Leahy

Caitlin Leahy

Madison, WI

Outreach Coordinator

Email 608-232-1425

Caitlin obtained her B.S. in environmental studies with an emphasis in policy and values at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her past research includes tropical ecosystem resource management in different regions of Belize, and alternative energy systems using biodigesters at the Viessmann Academy in Allendorf, Germany. Caitlin has a special interest in natural resource management with a focus on agriculture, and wishes to extend her knowledge through continued education and travel. In her personal life, Caitlin enjoys daily hikes with her dog, Gracie, the theater, art museums, international travel, and primitive camping.

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