Ruth Ann Lee recently left the MacKenzie Center staff to accept a position with the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. During her 10+ years at MacKenzie, Ruth Ann has worked closely with the Friends of MacKenzie as an educator and (for part of her tenure) as the center’s director. We will miss her great organizational skills, educational leadership, and enthusiastic attitude, but wish her much success in this new chapter of her career.
We are also saying good bye to Chrystal Seeley-Schreck as she leaves MacKenzie for a job in the Wisconsin Technical College system. She, too, has been a great asset to the MacKenzie Center. She has been especially helpful to the Friends with ideas for promoting our organization and for helping further our goal of providing opportunities for our community (particularly young people) to gain outdoor skills and environmental education.
At the same time, we are looking forward to getting to know the new staff at the MacKenzie Center. Chris Tall is the new lead educator, coming to us from the DNR Bureau of Technology Services. He also has experience working with “Project Learning Tree” and other educational programs. Hayley Parsons was an intern at MacKenzie last fall, and will now split her time between the wildlife and education programs. Finally, current intern Jason Murray will become part of the education staff. Welcome one and all!