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Meet the Staff!

Executive Director

Robert G. Pruitt,

Rob became the Executive Director at the Arboretum in September of 2012. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO,  and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Kansas. Rob has an extensive background in organic farming, business operations and management. He and his wife Jessica live in Cedar Falls, and have 5 children.  


Office Assistant

La Rae Randall,

La Rae was born and raised in Waterloo and is a 2012 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and is also a Certified Nonprofit Professional. La Rae currently lives outside of Grundy Center with her husband, Chris, and their two dogs, Chance and Oliver.

Chaley Jensen-2014 Horticultural Intern

Chaley grew up around Omaha, NE and has recently moved to the Cedar Falls area to start classes at the University of Northern Iowa in the Fall. She will be pursuing a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolution. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future to study plants, ecosystems, and environments.

Hannah Loy-2014 Horticultural Intern

Hannah is a Cedar Falls, IA native and recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Environmental Science and Earth Science as well as a minor in Geography. After her internship with the Arboretum, Hannah plans to travel to visit family and friends and then hopes to find a job in the parks system or at an aquaponic greenhouse.

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