215 County Hwy. W • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

2015/16 Board of Directors

Karen Dixon - Chair
  • Retired Speech and Language Pathologist, School District of Janesville, WI
  • Board member of Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association
  • Immediate Past President, Manitowish Waters Lakes Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Appeals, Janesville, WI
Jim Reichert - Vice Chair
  • Insurance Executive, Chief Operating Officer
  • Board Member, Manitowish Chain Defense Fund
  • President, Manitowish Waters Alliance
Eric Koster - Secretary
  • Retired Vocational Counselor, Wisconsin Technical College Gateway District
  • Member; Winchester Lions Club
  • Past President, Hiawatha Lake Association
  • Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church Session Member
Rolf Ethun-Treasurer
  • Owner Appraisal Business
  • Past NLDC Executive Director
Brent Jelinski - North Lakeland School Liaison
  • District Administrator, North Lakeland School District
  • Lifelong Northwoods Resident Center
Mike Miller
  • President Northland Collage
Steve Petersen - State Forest Liaison
  • Northern Highland American Legion State Forest Superintendent
Jack Cooper
  •                 Retired Partner Foley & Lardner LLP
  •                 Former President United Cerebral Palsy of Southeast Wisconsin
  •                 Former Chairman City of Milwaukee Pension and Annuity Board
  •                 Former Executive VP Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
  •                 Friend of Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce
Cindy Giesen
Glenn A. Goldschmidt
  • BS in Environmental and Public Health-UWEC
  • Retired Technical Specialist Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection
  • Consultant for Food Safety
  • Member of the Winchester Town Lakes Committee
Richard Logan
  • Retired from DNR as the Facilities Maintenance Specialist Advanced on the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest
  • Graduate of the WI DNR leadership academy
  • Past chairman of the Winchester Planning Commission
  • Current president of Winchester Public Library Board of Trustees
Barb McFarland
  • Artist and Small Business Owner
  • past President, Manito Art League
  • Board Member, Manitowish Waters Economic Development Association
Tom Olson
  • Retired Executive, CUNA Mutual
  • Retired consultant and Lawyer
  • President of Friends of Van Vliet Hemlocks
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Bob von Holdt
  • Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial
  • Former Treasurer, Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
  • Former Board Chair, The Green Circle (Portage County)
  • Financial Advisor, North Lakeland Elementary School Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives and inspire an ethic of care for Wisconsin's Northwoods, through the facilitation of connections among nature, people and community.