Our Founder and President Sharon Snow of Reeseville was born and raised in this area. She was a mail carrier for several years and is connected to the people in the communities we serve.
Executive Director Laurel Lunde of Reeseville served 32 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Decision Review Officer. She has a background in nonprofit work and has recently served on the Dodgeland Schools Mission and Vision Committee as well as the Second Harvest Foodbank Partner Agency Conference Planning Committee. She is a member of the Dodge County Interagency Committee and Second Harvest Network Advisory Council.
Board Member Amy Nehls of Clyman is the Director of Dodge County Emergency Management. In her current role, Amy has facilitated planning, training and exercising with agencies, organizations, and municipalities throughout Dodge County. Amy currently serves as the President to the Wisconsin Emergency Management Association (WEMA), which has allowed her to collaborate on workgroups and projects with other counties throughout Wisconsin and FEMA Region V. During times of emergency, Amy coordinates with local municipalities and responders, various departments and divisions in the State of Wisconsin and with Federal Agencies. Amy is a member of the Dodge County Executive Law Enforcement Agency, Dodge County Fire Chief’s Association, Dodge County EMS Association, and the Dodge County Inter-Agency group. Amy was born and raised in Dodge County, she and her husband have chosen to stay and raise their family in the Clyman area, where they are a part of the same hard working, family oriented community and school district she grew-up in. Amy is a first responder with the Clyman Fire Department and Assistant Sunday School Administrator at her church. Amy believes that being an active volunteer and community member has helped her build the knowledge, experience, and relationships necessary to be successful in her professional and personal life.
Board Member Pattie Carroll of Hartford is the Family Living Education Coordinator at UW Extension in Juneau, WI. Her professional title is Assistant Professor. Memberships: Epsilon Sigma Phi Grants Committee co-chairperson 2011 to the present: Wisconsin Extension secretary 2012-2014 and awards committee 2015 to the present. Since 2011, she has been on the MPTC Early Childhood Advisory Board. Awards: Florence Hall State and National Award (WEAFCE and NEAFCS), Ellen Fitzsimmons Promising Career Award, and Public Issues Leadership Development Conference in Washington DC.
Board Member Denise Fizsimmons Denise is originally from Randolph, WI and currently lives near Iron Ridge with husband Tim. After high school, Denise attended Moraine Park Technical College and graduated with a degree in marketing. Denise has worked in the field of media for over 30 years. In 2004, Denise and two business partners began publishing InSpire Magazine and InSpired SeniorLiving; two well-known publications in the Dodge County and surrounding area. InSpire is currently celebrating its 12th year in publication and InSpired Senior Living its third. She is the publisher and co-owner of the magazines.
Denise is an active member of Second Christian Reformed Church in Randolph, WI. Other activities that Denise is a member of the Rotary Club of Beaver Dam, the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Foundation Board, and Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee. Additionally, Denise has been involved with the People Against a Violent Environment (PAVE) Board, serving as an Ambassador for the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving as a counselor for GEMS – a girls group at her church in Randolph.
Treasurer Sandra Klister – Sandra Klister has degrees in both public administration and political science. She has over 20 years of experience working in state, county and local government positions. She is currently serving as the Municipal Clerk/Treasurer for the Town of Bristol in Dane County where she has been performing the accounting and managing the annual Town budget of over $1 million for the past 14 years.
Secretary Esther Pollnow – Esther Pollnow has her MS in Education and enjoyed a career as an Educational Therapist with Rogers Memorial Hospital. She was co-chair for the Regional Science Fair for the Association of Christian Schools. Esther has served as Christian Education Director at Assembly of God Church in Hartford and Columbus Assembly of God. Esther also has a background in farming as a co-owner of New Salem Farm.
The Gathering Source is an organization of volunteers. There are no compensated positions at this time.