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The Aldo Leopold

P.O.Box 77
Baraboo, WI 53913
608.356.7309 fax
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Headquarters Office

Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc.

US Mail:
P.O. Box 77
Baraboo, WI 53913-0077
tel: 608-355-0279
fax: 608-356-7309


FedEx, UPS, Ground Delivery:
E13701 Levee Road
Baraboo, WI 53913

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Staff Contact Information

Click on staff members' names for individual profiles.

Wellington B. Huffaker, IV
President and Executive Director
608-355-0279 ext. 22

JenAJennifer Anstett
Executive Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 23

AnnaAnna Hawley

Public Program Coordinator

608-355-0279 ext. 28

Jennifer Kobylecky
Education Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 27

Alanna Koshollek
Stewardship Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 30

LauraLaura O'Leary (on materity leave until Aug 2014 - contact Carly Reinke at


608-355-0279 ext. 20


Anna Reynolds

Development Coordinator

608-355-0279 ext. 26

Jeannine Richards
Communications Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 25

Teresa Searock
Administrative Assistant
608-355-0279 ext. 21

Jen Simoni

Stewardship Associate

608-355-0279 ext. 32

Steve Swenson
608-355-0279 ext. 29

Emily Verdegan
Member Services Assistant
608-355-0279 ext. 24

Senior Leopold Fellows

Curt Meine
Conservation Biologist, Writer
Author, Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

Stan Temple
Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Emily Iehl grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation at UW-Madison, she developed an awareness of the relationships between people, other species, and the resources that we share on Earth. During college and since graduating in 2011, Emily has led horseback tours in Yellowstone National Park, sampled a restored prairie at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and radio-tracked turkeys on the coastal plain of Delaware. She enjoys spending time with her young German Shorthaired Pointer, learning to hunt and fish, running, and baking cheesecakes.

Carl Cotter grew up in Columbus, WI where he spent much of his time in the woods or on the river. He attended Iowa State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Global Resource Systems, with forestry and sustainability minors in 2013.  If the sun is shining you'll likely find Carl wandering in the woods, paddling in a canoe or sitting in a tree stand. Once the sun goes down, he'll be tying flies, reading a good book or curling up to the fire.

Maria Kopecky grew up exploring the forests and lakes of Mercer, Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Maria is particularly interested in creating connections between people and the environment that lead to appreciation and conservation of the natural world. In her free time, she enjoys making music, playing board games, running, biking, and adventuring in the great outdoors.

Greg Tenn was hired as our very first Trail Planning Intern. Greg is an aspiring sustainable design, planning, and project implementation professional and will be helping in the planning and construction of the Leopold Marsh Boardwalk.  He obtained a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State in 2012 and, after time at the Smithsonian Gardens (Washington, D.C.) and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association (Pottsville, PA), has spent the last year working on the restoration of an historic Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach, FL.  Moving forward, he hopes to implement projects that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and to incorporate components of ecological restoration while fostering connections between people and place.  An avid runner and hiker, he enjoys travel and often gets to know his new surroundings by getting ‘lost’ on trails and back roads.

Dain Ziegler grew up on a small family farm in southern Wisconsin and began his obsession with the outdoors at an early age. Animals are a passion for him and range from the creepy crawly herps (amphibians and reptiles) to the apex predators. He enjoys hunting white-tail deer and would like to take up bird hunting as well as small mammal hunting. These passions led Dain to earn Wildlife ecology/management and biology degrees at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After spending five months in the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho with the AmeriCorps and SCA, Dain has become more aware of the overarching goals of conservation. These experiences have led him to get as in touch with the land as possible and to work to keep our natural spaces natural.

Learn more about Land Stewardship Internships.


Want to volunteer for the Foundation? Whether you have a few hours one day or want to come out regularly we'll find something for you to help with! Contact us at 608.355.0279 for more information, or apply below.

Volunteer Application Form (Microsoft Word format) to send via e-mail
Volunteer Application Form (Adobe PDF format) to send via fax or US mail
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