Meet our team!

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center would not be possible without our dedicated team and board of directors. They are the ones who help make the discovery center such a special place to visit, learn and explore.

Our Team

  • Director of Operations: Kim Kowieski
  • Executive Director: Lauren Rose Hofland
  • Director of Marketing & Development: Angel Johanek
  • Director of Education & Programming: Melissa Bender
  • Floor Manager & Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Shambeau
  • Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn Manager: Katelyn Wade
  • Receptionist: Lisa Barnes
  • Receptionist: Janelle Liermann
  • Gift Shop Attendant: Darlene Propson

Board of Directors

  • President: Julie Maurer, Soaring Eagle Dairy
  • Vice-President: Nic Schoenberger, Greendale Dairy
  • Treasurer: Sandy Hardrath, Ansay & Associates
  • Secretary: Laurie Schetter, Greenstone Farm Credit Service
  • Connie Loden, The New North Inc.
  • Craig Lallensack, Lakeshore Technical College
  • David Dvorak, Dvorak's Elk Haven
  • Dean Strauss, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  • Eugene Neuser, Retired
  • Gail Temme, Grotegut Dairy Farm
  • Jon Eis, Eis Implement
  • Karl Klessig, Saxon Homestead Farm
  • Peter Kappelman, Meadow Brook Dairy Farms
  • Roger Sinkula, Investors Community Bank
  • Rolf Johnson, Wisconsin Maritime Museum
  • Scott Gunderson, UW Extension- Manitowoc County
  • Sheryl Nehls, Retired
Current Employment Opportunities:

Gift Shop Attendant
Birthing Barn Manager

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is recognized as a non-profit organization per the Internal Revenue Code 501c3.

2015 - 990 Form
2016 - 990 Form