Jeremy Hartje

Director of Operations

Jeremy is the Founding Director of the Riekes Nature Awareness Department. For seven years, from the department’s inception in 2000, Jeremy taught 5-18 year olds in the field in addition to overseeing management and administrative responsibilities. He then went on to become a project manager for his dad’s construction company, where he oversaw complex building proposals and projects. Jeremy returned to the Riekes Center under an operational capacity to help create solutions so the dynamic environment at the Riekes Center can thrive. Jeremy spends most of his free time with his young daughters and wife exploring the outdoors, working in their garden, and chasing their chickens.