About Us

Our Mission

The National Loon Center’s mission is to inspire discovery, spark interest in loons and freshwater ecosystems and ignite shared passions for environmental stewardship.

Our Vision

To be a leader in loon preservation and freshwater conservation and an
educational, family-friendly destination with a positive impact on the local community, the regional ecosystem and visitors from across the nation.


  • James Anderson, President
  • Leah Heggerston, Vice President
  • Matt Kilian, Operations & Maintenance, Chamber
  • Carla White, Secretary & Treasurer
  • Mary Kolesar, Business Planning, Exhibits
  • Kevin Roberg, Fundraising
  • Melanie Underbrink, Fundraising
  • Carrol Henderson, Environment & Education
  • Scott Mitchell, Marketing

The National Loon Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, with its primary purpose being to support funding and donations through its non-profit status. The foundation works with many partners in MN and beyond to make the collective vision of the National Loon Center a reality.



National Loon Center
PO Box 642
Crosslake, MN 56442


We welcome partnerships with other organizations and encourage visitors to join in advocacy efforts.