It is with great pleasure that VNPA announces the addition of two new board members: Carl Numrich and Matthew Mueller. Both of these individuals are poised to offer their experience, enthusiasm, wisdom and commitment to public lands and protecting Voyageurs National Park.
Carl Numrich joins the board as an associate attorney at Fredrikson & Byron P.A., a firm that has supported VNPA through pro-bono services, volunteer leadership, and grant funding over many years. Carl brings to the board his legal expertise, commitment to giving back to the greater Minnesota community, and a desire to help VNPA continue to grow.
“I am fortunate to work for a law firm that values and encourages community presence and service,” commented Numrich. “With a strong, enthusiastic executive director and an engaged board, VNPA seems poised for growth. I look forward to joining the Voyageurs community, meeting park supporters, and helping grow VNPA.”
Matt Mueller has been involved in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry for over thirty years. He is the founder, and currently serves as the president of Berkley Technology Underwriters in Minneapolis. With his organizational and business development skills, Matt strives to make the state of Minnesota a great place to live, work, play and visit.
“There is nothing more quintessentially Minnesota than Voyageurs National Park, It houses and protects a landscape and environment that is special and unique. It is also home to a history that is important on a transcontinental level,” said Mueller. “As ‘Minnesota’s National Park’ more of our state residents and those from beyond, need to be connected in some way to the park. At Voyageurs, the north woods were never greater. To me the park is very much an “everyone” type of place; paddlers, motor boaters, snowmobilers, birders, rock climbers – they all have a home there.”
Matt has visited 30+ national parks so far, but you will always find him at least one week out of the year pursuing Northern Pike on Rainy Lake.