Our Team

Members of the Ecdysis team.


Jonathan Lundgren

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is the founder and director of the Ecdysis foundation. He got his PhD from the University of Illinois. He is set on changing the minds of farmers around the world backed on the research he does at the Blue Dasher Farm Lab.


Ryan Schmid

Dr. Ryan Schmid got his PhD  in Entomology from Kansas State University. He heads up several experiments at the Blue Dasher Farm Lab which revolve around insect communities in grazing fields.


Mike Bredeson

Mike Bredeson is a Graduate student that is working on his PhD from South Dakota State University. He is studying the effects tilling and cover crop on soil health.





Gabby Lundgren

Gabby Lundgren, daughter of Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, is a student that assists with what ever is needed in the lab and on the farm.




Sierra Stendahl

Sierra is an undergraduate student working her summer at Ecdysis. She assists the scientists in their experiments with a variety of tasks.


Nicole Shultz

Nicole Shultz works as a lab technician as well as many other jobs at the Blue Dasher Farm Lab. She has a Bachelor's degree in Ecology and Environmental Science and has been in charge of many projects in the lab.




Liz Adee

Liz Adee has a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture and works as a research assistant at the Blue Dasher Farm. She assists with many aspects of the experiments around the Blue Dasher Lab from bee disection to data collection.


Alec Peterson

Alec Peterson, nephew to Dr Jonathan Lundgren, has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and is working towards a certificate in software development. He assists in numerous ways with experiments as well as built the websites for Blue Dasher and Ecdysis. 


Kassidy Whethers

Kassidy Whethers graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Ecology. She is working on her own experiments in the lab at Blue Dasher and assists in many ways to the success of the other projects that are going on.



Rodger Brown

Rodger Brown is a retired military man that works as a maintenance man for the lab and assists in building many of the structures needed to fulfill the goals of the various experiments.