Klara joined Great Plains Institute in January 2014. She has a variety of skills including executive/administrative support, office management, business startup systems administration and data management, as well as technical skills such as computer network admin, desktop support, and office equipment maintenance. She thrives on variety and enjoys a good challenge.

Klara’s Wisconsin farming origins cultivated in her a strong passion for the land and environmental issues. She studied in Europe and has traveled extensively -- great introductions to a world of alternative energy and transportation options. She’s happy to be using her talents in an organization that is addressing meaningful issues and making an impact toward a better future. She lives in St. Paul with her family and enjoys cooking, planting and tending her flowerbeds, the wonderful world of herbs, singing in a rock band, and doing home improvement projects.