Our Team

  • Stuart R. Shepherd

    Stuart Shepherd has led the Nebraska 4-H Foundation since May of 2010.  He previously served as the Vice President of Marketing and Development at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.

    Executive Director

    Phone: 402.472.9019

    Email: sshepherd3@unl.edu

  • Lori Petersen

    Lori Petersen joined the Nebraska 4-H Foundation team in September of 2014.  Lori previously served as the Alumni Relations Events & Communications Specialist at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

    DONOR STEWARDSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

    Phone: 402.472.1178

    Email: lpetersen5@unl.edu

  • Desirae TePoel

    Desirae TePoel joined the Nebraska 4-H Foundation team in June of 2012. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Communication and Spanish. Desirae is a 4th generation 4-H’er from Saunders County and was involved with Nebraska 4-H for 10 years

    Foundation Relations Coordinator

    Phone: 402.472.7688

    Email: dtepoel2@unl.edu

  • Beth Birnstihl

    Member of Executive Committee

    Location: Lincoln

    Current Employer: National 4-H Council

  • Kathleen Lodl

    Associate Dean & Nebraska Extension State 4-H Program Administrator

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Joe Law

    Board of Directors President

    Location: Grand Island

    Employer: Farm Credit Services of America

  • Jerry Warner

    Board Member

    Location: Omaha

    Employer: Farmers National Company

  • Craig Olsen

    Secretary/ Treasurer

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: Wells Fargo

  • Ronnie Green

    Vice Chancellor IANR

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: University of Nebraska

  • Charles “Chuck” Hibberd

    UNL Extension Division Dean & Director

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: University of Nebraska

  • Alan Vyhnalek

    Board Member

    Location: Columbus

    Employer: Northeast Research & Extension Center

  • Tina Henderson

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: Nebraska Farm Bureau

  • Mick Sibbel

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: UNICO Financial

  • Scott Reynolds

    Board Member

    Location: Berwyn

    Employer: Veterinarian

  • Linda Lovgren

    Board Member

    Location: Omaha

    Employer: Lovgren Marketing Group

  • Dwight Lane

    Board Member

    Location: Lexington

    Employer: KRVN

  • Teresa Ibach

    Board Member

    Location: Kearney

    Employer: Kearney Mall

  • Don Hutchens

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: Nebraska Corn Board

  • Tim Higgins

    Board Member

    Location: Omaha

    Employer Cobank

  • Matt Hasenauer

    Board Member

    Location Lincoln

    EmployerDupont Pioneer

  • Doyle Wolverton

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln

    Retired UNL Professor

  • Ginger Willson

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln

    Employer: Nebraska Energy Office

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