Peg Furshong joined CURE in August of 2012. As the Operations & Program Director, Peg is responsible for internal operations including financial systems and budgeting, information technology and managing organizational performance, record management, facilities and risk management. Peg is also focused on building relationships with members and providing educational and experiential opportunities. In the summer of 2013, she led the effort to develop CURE’s Events & Adventures division.
Peg is a Minnesota Master Naturalist and as of January 2016, she was appointed to the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage (CAC), which advises the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ programs on issues related to sustaining the state’s natural heritage and biological diversity.
As an educator throughout most of her professional career, Peg has worked with young adults in higher education – facilitating programs in leadership, civic engagement, sustainability and diversity. Born and raised in Montana, she came to Minnesota with a love for nature and the values of environmental stewardship. Outside of work, she spends time with her husband and children gardening, biking and enjoying life on the prairie in southwestern Minnesota.
Peg holds a M.S. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Information, Process & Communication (IPC) from Montana State University-Billings.