Staff and Board

Kishwauketoe is administered and cared for by its board of directors, officers, Staff, interns and a wonderful group of volunteers.


  • Harold J. Friestad, Chairman
  • Kim Parker
  • Donald Skalla
  • Jim Killian
  • Chrissy Wen
  • Judy Tiggelaar
  • Brenda Hausner
  • Rick Pinell, Treasurer
  • Susan Steele, Secretary

Board Meeting Schedule

The Public is Welcome!

Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month at Barrett Memorial Library – 5:45-7:15


Project Manager- Jennifer Yunker

Part time Botanist – Joshua Skolnick


Conservation has made KNC the ecologic gem it is today. A thriving program was put in place to offer high school and college students the opportunity to intern by helping to maintain the expansive property and learn as they go. Past interns include students from:

  • UW-Whitewater
  • UW-Riverfalls
  • UW-Madison
  • Williams Bay High School
  • Edgewood College
  • Aurora-George Williams College

…and other Wisconsin universities, colleges, and high schools.


Kishwauketoe would not be possible without the work of hundreds of volunteers. All are welcome, any age and no special skills are needed. Our primary work is clearing invasive species, such at Buckthorn, Honeysuckle, Boxelder trees and a significant number of non-native grasses, forms, sedges, etc. We also welcome those with chainsaw skills.

Volunteer Workdays:

Join us on most Saturdays from November – May from 8:30-11:00 at sites as noted on the weekly notice on our website and Kiosks, for a rewarding experience. Help Kishwauketoe grow and develop while gaining hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge about the conservancy.

Past and Ongoing Volunteer Projects:

  • Wet Meadow Restoration
  • Southwick Creek Clearing
  • Ski Trail System
  • Lake Path Boardwalks
  • Seed Harvesting
  • Buckthorn removal allover Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
  • Removing invasive vegetation and thinning out some trees to allow light and room to grow for our 200 year old oaks.
  • It is not our mission to clear cut but rather remove and restore with native vegetation
  • Join us every Arbor Day where we plant a large number of trees and shrubs each year