About Us

Our Mission

The National Loon Center’s mission is to be an interactive educational destination that transforms visitors into champions for loons and freshwater everywhere.

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.


  • Jim Anderson, President
  • Leah Heggerston, Vice President
  • Carla White, Secretary & Treasurer
  • John Forney, Freshwater Conservation Education
  • Matt Kilian, Operations and Tourism, Chamber
  • Mary Kolesar, Marketing and Promotions
  • Melanie Underbrink, Fundraising
  • Carrol Henderson, Wildlife Conservation Education
  • Scott Mitchell, Marketing Strategy

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.