Meet Our Staff
Mickey, a native of western Wisconsin, enthusiastically began her position at Northwoods Wildlife Center in August 2019. Mickey grew up outside a small rural community, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and co-operated a dairy farm for several years prior to selling the herd. She has previously worked as Executive Director of a humane society, founded a successful private business, and most recently, worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, prior to joining the Northwoods Wildlife Center staff.
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Bart holds degrees in Wildlife Management and Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. He completed several internships-including one right here at NWC-where he was involved in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation. Bart has been with NWC since 1992. Under his direction, our Education Department has conducted thousands of programs to educate students and adults about wildlife and the environment.
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Courtney joined the Northwoods Wildlife Center team as an intern during the summer of 2012. Following her internship, she was hired on as the Assistant Director of Education. Courtney graduated in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with degrees in Environmental Studies and Zoology. After graduating, she spent time working with coyotes, foxes, and wolves in Indiana, and as an Animal Technician at a veterinary hospital. She then made the migration up to Minocqua, and has been at NWC ever since! Courtney is currently assisting in all areas of the Center including education, fundraising, marketing, rehabilitation, research, and administration departments.
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Amanda joined the NWC staff in 2014 as the Assistant Director of Rehabilitation. She currently holds her Wisconsin advanced wildlife rehabilitation license. Amanda attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where she received her Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Ecology with an emphasis on Research and Management, and minors in Captive Wildlife and Biology. She held internships and positions with several wildlife facilities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, which provided her with valuable hands-on experience with both wildlife rehabilitation and captive zoo exhibits. Amanda enjoys the opportunity to pursue and share her passion for wildlife and the natural environment through the wildlife rehabilitation work she does with Northwoods Wildlife Center.
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Liz joined the NWC team as an intern in 2019, and after a fun summer season decided to come back as an Assistant Rehabilitator when the position opened in February 2020. She is working towards her advanced rehabilitation license under the guidance of Amanda Schirmer. She attended Paul Smith’s College in her home state of New York, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, then continued on to receive a degree in Veterinary Technology at State University of New York (Delhi). After working for a few years in a small animal vet clinic, she decided she wanted to pursue something wildlife related as that is her main interest, and completed an externship with the Wildlife Center of Virginia in 2018. Liz is happy to now have the opportunity to put what she's learned into practice at NWC, and continue to expand her knowledge of wildlife rehab. She loves living in the Northwoods and seeing the abundance of wildlife that lives here.
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Board of Directors:
- Karen Gabert, President
- Harv Skjerven, Vice President
- Carol Warden, Secretary
- Aubrey Dalbec, Treasurer
- Colleen Skjerven
- Geri Miller
- Katie Black
- Dee Dee Lund
- Bryon Black
- Russell Myers