therese oldenburgTherese Oldenburg, Executive Director

Therese has been involved with Nature At The Confluence since it was just a concept in 2014 when she worked on the Beloit 2020 (now Beloit 200) committee to help plan and bring the project to fruition. When the nature center opened in 2017, she stepped in as part-time Executive Director and continues to help bring the space to life. Therese is a Wisconsin Master Naturalist and owns a marketing and web design business, Firepoint Media, which specializes in assisting non-profits and small businesses. Therese is a board member of the Rock River Trail, and co-founder of Be Active Outdoors and “Friends of Turtle Creek“. 

Therese has been recognized as Northwest Quarterly’s 25 Most Interesting People of 2021, and with the “Elly” Environmental Leadership Award from the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and a Rockford Park District Community Service Award among other recognitions. When she’s not at the nature center, you’ll find her enjoying her other interests, such as kayaking, hiking, genealogy, and photography.

You can contact Therese by filling out the form below or calling 815-200-6910.

Therese is also supported by part-time staff  members including Diane Meyer, Elizabeth Allen, and Dave Oldenburg. We’ve been blessed with wonderful summer interns who have really left their mark on the nature center. 

Nature At The Confluence Board

Lena Verkuilen- President
Andre De Kok – Vice President
Tony Jacobson-Treasurer
Carl Lange – Secretary
Dianne Morrison
Rob Clark
Deb McCann

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