Executive Director (email Lindsey)
Lindsey began her tenure as Executive Director at Landmark Conservancy in June of 2018. With over 15 years of experience leading environmental and land-use non-profits, she brings a breadth of knowledge and a passion for our mission, along with a unique skill set in restructuring, climate resiliency, and coalition development. Lindsey served as Executive Director at both the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and, most recently, Leech Lake Area Waters.
Conservation Manager (email Jane)
Jane received her BS in Agronomy/Pedology from the University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She develops projects in the northern region of our service area and concentrates her efforts on lakes, wetlands, and forest land that flow to Lake Superior and the St. Croix River. Jane has worked throughout Wisconsin as a resource conservationist with the USDA. She is a registered Soil Scientist in Wisconsin and a Certified Crop Advisor with the American Society of Agronomy. Along with her family, Jane enjoys all the silent sports that the north has to offer. Jane works remotely from Superior.
Conservation Manager (email Erika)
After receiving her BS in Zoology from Ohio State University, Erika served in Peace Corps Bulgaria Environmental Program. She then completed a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Minnesota. Since receiving her degree, she has worked as a community organizer in Montana and as a landowner partnership coordinator in Oregon. Erika develops land conservation projects throughout our northern service area. She enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, swimming, biking, and bird watching. She works from our Bayfield office.
Stewardship Manager (email Andrew)
Andrew is a Resource Management graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He manages our preserves, as well as our annual monitoring program for our conservation easements. He has dedicated his professional career to improving the ecological health of Wisconsin’s public and private lands. Before joining the West Wisconsin Land Trust staff, Andrew worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and in the private sector. In his free time, Andrew stays active by hiking, cross country skiing, and playing disc golf. Andrew works throughout our service area and is based at our Menomonie office.
Community Outreach Coordinator (email Sara)
Sara grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and is passionate about the natural landscape here. She has a BS in Geography-Resource Management from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and a MA in Landscape Architecture from University of Wisconsin - Madison. She previously worked with the organization as a Conservation Intern and as Accreditation Coordinator, and joined the staff as Community Outreach Coordinator in 2019. Sara enjoys doing yoga and loves staying active outdoors by kayaking, hiking, and exploring with her pup Meadow.
Conservation Director (email Rick)
Rick is a native of central Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Rick worked throughout the Midwest, Maine, and Kentucky in land management, restoration, and protection before joining the land trust staff in 2002. In his spare time, Rick enjoys a variety silent sports, gardening, and spending time outdoors with his wife Heather and daughter, Amber. Rick leads our conservation team from the Menomonie office.
Operations Administrator (email Erin)
Erin is a Menomonie native, and grew up exploring all the beautiful scenery that the area has to offer. In 2019 she received a BS in Public Health from St. Catherine University, in St. Paul, Minnesota. After she graduated, Erin moved back to the area and enjoys spending her time outdoors with her friends, family and dog.
Advancement Director (email Kristin)
Kristin Thompson joined the Landmark staff as Advancement Director in May 2019. She has degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and Hamline University, and brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Kristin provides leadership for fund development to support new and ongoing conservation initiatives. She has lived in the St. Croix Valley since 2010 and enjoys gardening, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and exploring the Northwoods with her family -- husband Chris, daughter Sydney, and son Jonah.
Board of Directors
Interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors? Read the article by former Board Member Judy Aldrian! For more information contact Executive Director Lindsey Ketchel at (715) 235-8850 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth (Kim) Bro, Ph.D.
Retired, Director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
Board Vice Chair
Retired, Northern Regional Lands Leader,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Retired, Vice President, Target Corporation
Chippewa Falls, WI
Retired, Chippewa County Circuit Judge
Retired, Professional Engineer
Tom Fitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology, Northland College
Senior Business Loan Officer, WESTconsin Credit Union
Shell Lake, WI
Retired, Architect, HGA Architects
Retired, Cargill Corporation
Retired, Vice President, Regis Corporation
Richard (Rick) Neville
Eden Prairie, MN
Retired, Executive VP, World Fuel Services
President and Owner, Rusk Prairie and Consulting, LLC