Meet the Board
Jane Herro is a sales agent at Oconomowoc Realty, a family-owned business that her grandfather started in 1959. She also works as a jewelry designer, creating custom pieces from her home studio in Oconomowoc. After graduating with a BFA from UW Milwaukee in 2009, Jane moved to NYC where she worked for 10 years in the jewelry and real estate industries before making the move back to Wisconsin.
Her time away has given Jane a greater appreciation for all that Lake Country has to offer. She enjoys hiking, has taken up cross country skiing, and she can usually be found paddle boarding or swimming in the summer months. Jane is excited to be involved in the efforts to create, preserve and improve Oconomowoc’s parks and trails to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Terry Kaldhusdal teaches social studies in the Kettle Moraine School District where his goal is for students to think like a historian. He feels the need for a grassroots community organization, like the “Friends”, which has the infrastructure and connections to make community ideas and dreams come true, is long overdue. His entire family, including his three children and wife, Janet, have a love for the outdoors. Kaldhusdal was been honored as the Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, Wisconsin Environmental co-Educator of the Year, and a Fellow with the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Outside of the classroom, Kaldhusdal has produced six documentaries, including “The General of Progression, the story of Oconomowoc’s founder John S. Rockwell,” “America's Kings and Queens, The Gilded Age in Middle America" for the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society, and "Consider the Conversation, A Documentary on a Taboo Subject", which aired on PBS stations over 1800 times. He has served on the Oconomowoc Public Library Board of Trustees, KM Education Foundation Board, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Council.
After graduating from college Lisa Ridolfi went to work for Union Carbide as a saleswoman in the oil production division. She was the first woman hired within this division of 600 men. She later moved overseas to South Korea for marketing and spent four years traveling throughout Asia and the Middle East learning Korean as a second language. Returning to the states, she moved to Chicago and was hired by Crate and Barrel as their Public Relations Manager. While working with Crate and Barrel, she secured design segments on the Oprah Winfrey Show. After a number of years, Lisa branched out on her own starting Ridolfi Productions Public Relations firm and became a “trend talker” and a contributor for local media/news/morning shows. She began on camera segments for WGN-TV and ABC7 among others. She later settled in Oconomowoc with her husband, Douglas Stern.
Bruce has recently retired from Pieper Electric as Project Manager in their Automation Controls Division. He was instrumental in helping hospitals and large companies conserve energy through advanced control systems.
A longtime Oconomowoc resident, Bruce has been actively involved in a variety of community organizations by serving on Crosspoint Community Church boards, Oconomowoc School Board, and the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts. The past six years were spent on the Oconomowoc Parks and Recreation Board where he consistently advocated for more trees in parks and bike trails for the area.
Bruce is passionate about enjoying the outdoors while biking, hiking, and kayaking in the area. He would like to increase, enhance, and promote those opportunities for all local residents to experience.
Gina Markson Magnus
Over the years Gina has been involved in many community events and organizations, at present, she’s involved with Meals on Wheels as a driver, serves on the Rogers Behavioral Health Board, Build A Park at 517 Fundraising and Design Team, Lake Area Free Clinic Committee, volunteers with the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, and is the coordinator for Family Promise, and volunteers with the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.
Gina has many hobbies, but one of her favorite pastimes is spending time outdoors hiking, biking, paddling, and gardening! She believes time spent in nature is important to our physical and mental well-being and she is excited to be part of an organization that will focus on creating and improving area parks and trails. She enjoys taking care of the cast of characters on her farm with her husband Bob. Gina believes the community can have an impact on creating and enhancing these spaces while displaying respect for the environment, an attitude of conservation and education about our natural surroundings.
Craig is the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Oconomowoc. He most recently worked in the same capacity for the City of West Bend and prior to that was the Recreation Manager/Supervisor for the City of Waukesha.
Craig and his wife Judy enjoy spending as much time in the outdoors as possible, whether that is hiking the Ice Age Trail, camping Up North or in da Yoop, biking on our excellent Rails to Trails or kayaking the beautiful lakes in Wisconsin.
Craig is excited to be able to work with this dedicated group of volunteers who continually want to improve the parks and trails within the community for its residents. Oconomowoc continues to grow and offers a great variety of outdoor pursuits from lakes to parks to trails and everything in between. It’s fun to be part of a winning team!!
Since moving to Oconomowoc in 1996, Katie has worked with, and on behalf of, a number of local organizations including the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA at Pabst Farms, the Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, OPEF, Silver Streak, and OASD. In addition to the Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails Board of Directors, she is also currently serving on the Park and Recreation Board and Shorehaven’s Corporate Board. Katie is excited to support the parks, trails, and public recreation facilities that are central to the vibrant and thriving community we call home.
A self-proclaimed “sun enthusiast,” Katie loves to spend time outdoors - especially in the summer. She especially enjoys walking around Fowler Lake, visiting the Farmer’s Market, gardening, and lazy Sunday afternoons floating in the pool with family and friends.
Dan Hutter is the co-founder of moboevo, an electric and natured powered mobility start-up retailer founded in Oconomowoc. Prior to moboevo, Dan held various management roles in corporate responsibility at Fortune 500 companies, including the Chief Sustainability Officer position for the publicly traded company, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Hutter has a rich tenure serving on boards and with community engagements spanning his 15-year professional career, including service as chair of the Washington D.C. executive roundtable on sustainability, EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety); board member for the nation’s largest battery recycling organization, Call2Recycle; the Washington D.C. based Household and Commercial Products Association; and the water stewardship organization, Clean Lakes Alliance, of Madison, Wisconsin. Hutter holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.