Class Notes 2021
Daniel Timm ’77 Managerial Systems major. Daniel is serving as President of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, 2020-2022.
David Lutze ’09 Elementary Education major with a minor in English. Owner/Captain of Playin’ Hooky Sportfishing Charters. “I have worked in the charter fishing industry for the past 14 years and I finally decided to go into business for myself. I am still employed as a third-grade teacher in the Denmark School District.”
Holly (Melander) Rutter ’09 Communication major. Marketing Communications Specialist at Catalpa Health.
Brittany Forseth ’14 Human Biology major with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. Brittany is currently working for Walgreens as a Market Pharmacist and is part of the vaccine team helping with clinics in long-term care facilities providing COVID-19 vaccines.
Kristin (Buhler) Reuter ’11 Biology major with a double minor in Human Biology and Secondary Education. Owner of Kristin Reuter Photography.
Frederick Heide ’74 Humanistic Studies major. Artistic Advisor/Co-Founder of Northern Sky Theater. After 37 years on the core faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Francisco, Fred retired last spring from his position as full professor of clinical psychology and moved back to Door County, WI. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at CSPP while writing shows and performing at Northern Sky Theater in Door County, which he co-founded in 1990.
Thomas Valley ’81 Human Adaptability major. Thomas received his PA assistant Master’s degree at The University of Nebraska in 1990. From there, he received his Ph.D. at The University of Dorchester in 1996. Thomas is now retired from the Air Force (1990) and Mayo Clinic (2016).
Scott Vanevenhoven ’97 Environmental Science major with a minor in Chemistry. Lab Manager at US Venture Inc.
Andrew Hopkins ’01 Human Biology major. Owner of Hopkins Orthopedic Consulting.
Christopher Hagerty ‘03 Communication major. Special Education Teacher at Unified School District of Antigo.
Jarrod Schumacher ’05 Information Sciences major. Lead Cloud Architect at Humana.
Mai Sing Follett ’08 Human Biology major. Registered Dietitian at Sunny Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Michael Lund Ziegler ’09 Music major with a minor in Secondary Education. Director of Education at The Fine Arts Association.
Jessica (Knox) Motyl-Szary ’10 Human Development major with a minor in Mathematics. Technical Sales Engineer at Nelnet Campus Commerce.
Christopher Ledvina ’12 English major with a minor in Secondary Education. Cooperative Education Coordinator at Lakeland University.
Katherine (Kierstyn) Rastocan ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Theater. Sales Operations Analyst at Sysco.
Kayla Coopman ’16 Interdisciplinary Studies major. Community Sourcing Strategist at Hospital Sisters Health System.
Tiffany Raven ’17 Psychology major with a minor in Public Administration. Crisis worker in Marinette County, “Three year anniversary of joining Marinette County!”
Marissa Lung ’20 Communication major. Marissa recently started a new position as a Psychiatric PAR at Bellin Health.
Karie Clement ’90 Business Administration major with a minor in French & Francophone Studies. Senior Compensation Analyst at Children’s Wisconsin Hospital.
Janell Schroeder ’92 Bachelor of Social Work. Executive Director at the Rhinelander Housing Authority.
Bridget Derge ’98 Communication major with a minor in Information Science. Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Nathan Rusch ’99 double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Second Assistant Superintendent at Rocky River Golf Club.
Carrie Maas ’04 Social Change & Development major with a minor in Business Administration. Regional Manager of Customer Relations for The Boeing Company.
Eric Ryer ’04 double major in Environmental Policy & Planning and Public Administration with a double minor in Environmental Science and Geography. Eric returned to UW-Green Bay for his Masters in Science & Policy, graduating in 2006. City Administrator for the town of Cedarburg.
Tiffany Schulte ’05 Communication Processes major with a minor in Business Administration. Human Resource Generalist at Kraemer Brothers.
Laura Markley ’07 Interdisciplinary Studies major with a minor in Human Development. Special Education Teacher-EBD in the School District of Janesville.
Erin Sigler ’07 English major with a minor in Secondary Education. Laboratory Support Services Specialist at Exact Sciences Laboratories.
Mary Frank-Arlt ’08 double major in Business Administration and Psychology. Mary was recently promoted to Director of Content Management & Studio Production at Kohler Co.
Kyle Pingel ’12 Theatre major with a minor in Communication & the Arts. Costume Productions Coordinator at Illinois Wesleyan University. During the summers, Kyle is the Costume Shop Manager at Peninsula Players Theatre, in Door County, WI since 2013. Since Graduating, he’s also worked with costumes and wigs in Chicago at the following theaters: Goodman, Steppenwolf, Paramount (Aurora), and Marriott Theatre (Lincolnshire). Currently, Kyle is designing wigs and makeup for select shows for Royal Caribbean Cruises. He also styles and sells wigs for drag performers around the country.
Ashley Jones ’13 Public Administration major with a minor in Political Science. Ashley recently began a new position as the Grant Writer for the Belling Health Foundation.
Martha Mofyasandt ’14 Nursing major. Martha recently began a new position as a Nurse Practitioner with Vault Health.
Matthew Kersting ’20 Psychology major with a minor in Human Development. Matt recently began a new position as a Graduate Research Assistant with the University of California- Riverside where he is also pursuing his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.
Liesl Sigourney ’20 Business Administration major with a minor in Dance. Liesl recently began a new position as a Human Resources Assistant with Worzalla Inc.
Garrett Spencer ’20 Design Arts major with a minor in Business Administration. Garrett recently began a new position as a Promotional Marketing Assistant with High Stakes Management.
Jeanne Lillich ’91 History major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. High School Social Studies Teacher with Oneida Nation School System.
Shannon Alberts ’99 Human Development major with a minor in Psychology. and Environmental Science. President/Owner of Security Luebke Roofing.
Jennifer Klein ’04 Double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Land Management Coordinator/Tech Support with Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, Inc.
Jody Samz ’04 Business Administration major with a minor in Economics. Director of Safety, HR, and Insurance with P and S Investment Company.
Heather Hagen ’07 Social work major. Employment Services Assistant Director with Developmental Disabilities Resource Center of Arvada.
Thomas Cooper ’08 Political Science major with a minor in Public Administration. Healthcare Sales Manager with Saleytics.
Katie Von Holzen ’09 Psychology major with a double minor in German and Human Development. Lecturer with TU Dortmund University.
Adrian Ritchie ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in Communications. Solutions Manager for NBC Universal, Inc. Adrian also started her own business, Still Company, which sells hats and clothing with the mission to create space for mental health.
Ashley Garza ’19 Business Administration major. Financial Analyst with Schneider.
Krynn Hanold ’19 Double major in English and Writing and Applied Arts with a minor in Humanities. Krynn recently began a new position as a Publicity Assistant with Bloomsbury Publishing.
Elke Van der Werff ’19 Political Science major with a minor in Public Administration. Elke recently began a new position as a Customer Care Agent for Jewelers Mutual Group.
Tawny Stammen ’20 Health Information Management and Technology major. Tawny recently began a new position as a Health Information Exchange Operations Coordinator with UW Health.
See ViXai Thao ’20 Master of Social Work. See recently began a new position as a School Social Worker with the Manitowoc Public School District.
James Green ’75 Communication and the Arts major. He was a Commerical Art Teacher and retired in 2015.
Melissa Karolak ’89 Social Change and Development major. Management Consulting Manager for Accenture Columbus Innovation Hub.
Gregg Tank ’91 History major. General Manager/Partner of S&L Motors.
James Stockman ’96 Human Biology major. After nearly 30 years of service, Fred retired from the U.S. Navy in April. He now works as the Senior Naval Science Instructor at Benjamin Russell High School.
Melissa Palfery ’98 Public Administration major with a minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies. Registered Nurse at Piedmont Healthcare. In 2020, she won The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurse.
Michelle Eis ’06 Environmental Policy & Planning major. Community Program Specialist with USDA Rural Development.
Heather Hagen ’07 Social Work major. Assistant Director of Employment Services at Developmental Disabilities Resource Center in Arvada, CO. She won APSE’s 2021 Wendy M. Wood Emerging Leader Award.
Lara Carrier ’15 Human Biology major. Inpatient Pharmacy Technician at Bellin Memorial Hospital.
Samantha Lauersdorf ’15 Design Arts major. Samantha recently joined Kohler Co. as a Project Coordinator.
Karli Beck ’20 Business Administration major. Team Lead at Schneider National.
David Engelstad ’87 English and Humanistic Studies major. Technical Services Analyst with CUNA Mutual Group. He is also a published author with Sylphan Media Group.
Rebecca Haeny ’95 History major with a minor in Humanistic Studies. Rebecca recently began a new position as an Administrative Assistant with UW-Green Bay.
Kari Dawson ’01 Communication Processes major with a minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies. Kari recently began a new position as the Manager of Guest Experience with the Milwaukee Bucks. She is also a member of the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks Front Office Team.
Dana DeCair ’05 Communication Processes and Political Science major. Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Illinois. She was recently awarded the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Medallion for her work in supporting students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erin Kunert ’10 German major with a minor in Communications. Erin recently began a new position as the Director of Student Success at Academic Programs International. She is also the co-founder of Study Abroad Day.
Kelsey Lofberg ’13 Business Administration major with a minor in English. Marketing Strategy Specialist with Dielectric Marketing.
Leann McMonigal ’13 Nursing major. Wound and Ostomy Clinician with Loyola University Medical Center. She is also involved with the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse’s Society and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Michelle Peterman ’18 Accounting major with a minor in Business Administration. Michelle recently began a new position as the Assistant Manager with Quality Inn and Suites. She is also the Head of Accounting and Human Resources.
Jade Arneson ’20 Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Jade recently began a new position as a Biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is also on the board of the Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society.
Rebecca Schwerman ’20 Arts Management major with a minor in Communications. Rebecca recently began a new position as the Office Coordinator at DeWitt Law Firm.