About Us

Our Vision

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park partner with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and our community to support Lakeshore State Park as Milwaukee’s premier urban lakefront destination for environmental and freshwater education, conservation, recreation and outdoor enjoyment

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Our Mission

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park is a non-profit organization chartered as a 501c(3) dedicated to supporting Lakeshore State Park and its partners. The Friends raise funds for and participate in educational programming, events, infrastructure, and marketing and build memberships and strategic alliances to succeed in these efforts

Meet The DNR Staff

Tom

Tom Kroeger

Park Manager
Thomas.Kroeger@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4281

Fun Fact: I previously worked on contaminated site clean-up

Carolyn

Carolyn Thanig

Visitor Services Associate
Carolyn.Thanig@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4283

Fun Fact: I like to build earth ships and travel in my free time

Angela

Angela Vickio

Naturalist Guide
Angela.Vickio@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4282

Fun Fact: I have rotifers tattooed on my shoulder

Anne

Anne Duffy

Naturalist Guide
Anne.Duffy@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4282

Fun Fact: I am also a raptor handler

Whitney

Whitney Swanson

Recreation Specialist

 

Fun Fact: I am currently WWOOFing around the world (working on organic farms)

Kendra

Kendra Brown

Recreation Specialist

 

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 15 countries

Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson

Recreation Specialist

Fun Fact: My wife and I are working to hike every state park in Wisconsin.

Board Members

President

Robert Gosse, AIA
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Vice-President & Secretary

Manuel Raynal
City of Milwaukee

Treasurer

Marc DeVries
Jefferson County

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Nancy O’Keefe

Ex-Officio

Thomas Kroeger
Lakeshore State Park Manager

Past-President

Todd Montgomery, PhD
TVM Consulting LLC

In Memoriam

Chuck Ward
Founder, Friends of Lakeshore State Park

Directors At-Large

Angela Damiani
NEWaukee

Pam Schaefer

Michael R. Palmisano
Diversified Capital Management

Ed Freer
SEH Inc.

Justin Doll
Discovery World

Lidia Sobierajski
St. Joan Antida

Gloria McCutcheon

David Holmes
Stantec

Barb Klein

Susan Frautschi

Mary Jo Layden

Rita Flores Wiskowski
Cardinal Stritch University