Northern Bedrock Staff

Rolf Hagberg, Executive Director

RolfHagbergCrRolf Hagberg has been involved in conservation corps for over 35 years starting as a Youth Conservation Corps camp director in 1976. Over the years, he has served in various positions within the realm of conservation corps including as a board member, development director and a member of a statewide Governor appointed citizens advisory group. In addition to his extensive experience in conservation corps, Rolf is also a professional photographer and owner of Rolf Hagberg Photography in Duluth, MN. He has been a professional photographer since the summer of 1975 when he canoed and photographed the entire 2,300 miles of the Mississippi River for the U.S. Bicentennial Commission. Rolf lives on the shores of Lake Superior with his wife, where they garden, nurture the land, and create.

218.343.9439 |

Rhea Harvey, Operations Director

Rhea Harvey is passionate about collaborative environments, connecting with the outdoors, and encouraging people to enter the technical trades. She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in community and nonprofit leadership. Exploring her interest in the trades, building and design, she completed technical diplomas in cabinetry and millwork at Madison Area Technical College and welding at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Superior. Prior to working with Northern Bedrock Rhea lived and worked in cooperative housing, and worked as a builder, designer and technical drafter for a small residential cabinetry shop. As Operations Director, she works to identify and pursue potential projects across Minnesota and oversees the crew season and crew hiring. Rhea is an avid outdoor enthusiast; you can find her camping, playing soccer, cross country skiing and biking around town rain or shine.

218.409.6818 |

Trisha O'Keefe, Finance Associate

Trisha O’Keefe has been involved with conservation corps since the late seventies when she was a crew leader for three years and a camp director for one. For most of her adult life, she has worked on issues of social justice, which has included work at nonprofit organizations that strive to end violence against women. During this time, she held many different positions, including: advocate, program coordinator, grant writer, financial coordinator, and administrative coordinator. She has also worked as an trainer, providing training and technical assistance to tribal and rural domestic violence programs around the country. Prior to joining Northern Bedrock, Trisha worked as the director of the International Students Services office at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She is grateful to live on 65 acres along the Little Knife River. In her free time, she likes to hike, kayak, canoe, and sing in the Echoes of Peace choir.

John Lindelof, Outreach Coordinator

John Lindelof is originally from Glenwood City, WI and moved north to attend the University of Wisconsin – Superior. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree John worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Barron County. Since then, John has had the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of roles, from manufacturing to higher education. The historical significance of buildings, landmarks, and landscapes has always interested him and he is excited to be involved with an organization that helps bring these important pieces of history back to life. As the Outreach Coordinator, John works to build relationships with youth organizations, educational institutions, and technical specialists across Minnesota. In John’s free time, you can find him taking advantage of the hiking, camping, or biking in the area, and toting an instrument whenever possible.

715.928.2434 |

Dan Green, Field Coordinator

Dan Green has extensive knowledge in construction, facility management and asset management with over 14 years of experience in project management and 23 years as a Facilities Manager for the City of Duluth. As Field Coordinator, Dan is the primary contact for corpsmembers and works to ensure corpsmembers receive a valuable and rewarding experience while working to preserve Minnesota’s historical structures and landscapes. Dan is an active member of the Duluth community and serves on the Board of Directors for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank and Equilibrium 3. He enjoys leading groups on mission trips, volunteering for Empty Bowl and spending time with his two children.

218.409.2646 |

Kate Ruble, Historic Preservation Specialist

Kate Ruble grew up in South Minneapolis and attended Saint Louis University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. Upon completing her undergraduate education she spent a year living in Galway, Ireland working to complete her Master’s in Archaeology/Heritage Management. As Northern Bedrock’s Historic Preservation Specialist, she provides guidance on preserving historic resources and plans and manages the work at the Halfway Ranger Station Historic District. Kate is passionate about engaging people with their heritage and believes that the connections people can make with historic resources are invaluable to their quality of life and influence on future generations. In Kate’s free time, you can find her checking out new restaurants, playing soccer, and touring the area’s many parks and historic sites.

218.302.4786 |

Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures, and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.