Don Jackson

Don Jackson

Donald Jackson – I have been a Friends volunteer since 2002. I joined the Friends of MacKenzie because I have always loved nature and the outdoors. Being a Friend allows me to enjoy both! I participate in many ways which is one of the reasons I joined.  You can be involved in as many activities as … Read More

Dan Martinson

I have been a member of the Friends of Mackenzie since 2016 and recently elected to the Board of Friends. I participate at the Center by conducting Maple education tours, working at the Maple Fest, and helping with various maintenance tasks around the property. I would describe myself as an adventurist and spending time at … Read More

Susan Poznanski

This is my third year as a Friends of MacKenzie volunteer and I have recently been elected to the Board of Friends. Living in Poynette for 40 years, I have had many opportunities to visit MacKenzie Center with family and friends. I started volunteering after I had retired and heard that volunteers were needed for … Read More

Ruth Ann Lee

I joined the Friends of MacKenzie shortly after moving to Poynette in the spring of 2006.  My history with the MacKenzie Center and the Friends group over this past decade has been full of varied roles and responsibilities.  As an employee of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) I held positions as the MacKenzie Center’s Lead … Read More

John Frank

The Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center Articles of Incorporation were filed in December, 1978, and I have been a member ever since.  I joined the Friends because it was easy to share the enthusiasm and vision of some of the early members who foresaw the need for educating grade school students on conservation and environmental … Read More

Sue Brockel

My first association with MacKenzie occurred over 50 years ago.  My husband, being a shirt-tail relative of Lydia MacKenzie, was well aware of the facility and we soon spent many Sunday afternoons having a picnic, sledding, or watching the wildlife.  It became the place to go with our children. As a fourth grade teacher, I … Read More

Carl Bujanowski

I have been volunteering at the MacKenzie Center for 7-8 years.  I decided to join the Friends because I enjoy working outdoors and want to help keep the education programs going.  Some of the activities I’ve been involved with are Maple Fest, splitting wood, clearing out invasive species, and building a bridge for one of … Read More

Joanne Johnson

I joined the Friends of MacKenzie in 2014 and have volunteered in the Finishing House canning maple syrup with Don Jackson and my husband, Don Buttery (there are a lot of Dons here!)  I became a new board member in 2018. I have been a fan of the MacKenzie Center since I was a child … Read More

Dennis Grady

I started coming to MacKenzie as a youngster for Traut family picnics, so I have enjoyed the property for years.  I have been a member of the Friends for about 10 years. I was spending time at my Health and Awareness Center on Traut Road when I started stopping over to MacKenzie for walks. Someone … Read More

Tony Schwarz

I became a Friends volunteer in 2015 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. I was raised and presently live in Madison, but for many years my family owned property north of MacKenzie along Rocky Run Creek. It was on this property where I developed an appreciation for nature and outdoor activities … Read More

Amy Berg

I have been a member of the Friends for approximately 5 years.  I decided to join after being approached by a few members of the Friends who presented the opportunity for me to work alongside them and contribute to the promotion and growth of the group.  Being from Poynette since 1985, I had watched the … Read More