Member of the Month
Member of the Month Nomination
March 2021 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Tiffany Lodholz, our WAEE’s March Member of the Month. Tiffany Lodholz was born and raised in Wausau, WI. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2000. After graduating, she worked for 10 years at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault as the Disabilities, Aging, and Rural Program Coordinator and the Senior Program Manager. She then worked as the Water Quality and Quantity Coordinator for Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network and the Grants Coordinator for Marquette County Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth before joining High Marq in 2017. Tiffany has served as the President of the Wisconsin Friends of John Muir since the organization's inception in 201. And as High Marq's Field Naturalist, each week Tiffany plans and executes an engaging outdoor learning experiences for the students. During the pandemic, she has been providing those experiences for both in-person and at-home learners. Throughout the process, Tiffany has modeled the flexibility, growth, and reflection that we hope to see from our students. Thank you for all you do for EE and your students!
January 2021 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Huda Alkaff, our WAEE’s January Member of the Month. She is the founder and director of Wisconsin Green Muslims, has spent two decades working as an advocate for environmental justice, initiating Muslim and interfaith educational programs focused on energy and water conservation. Her passion is to envision and design community environmental education programs. Huda received the 2018 Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Eco-Justice Award and the RE-AMP Network Superstar award. Thank you for all your hard work!
August 2020 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Licia Johnson , our WAEE’s August Member of the Month. Growing up in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, she always loved being outside. Licia graduated from Carroll College in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Geography. After working a few seasons out in WA state at an EE facility, and teaching at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, she joined the North Lakeland Discovery Center team in spring 2007 as a seasonal Environmental Educator and in December 2007 she was appointed as a permanent staff naturalist and program director. In addition to teaching, Licia is the coordinator for the Center's outreach programs, manages the nature center’s live animals and exhibits, coordinates the region's acoustic bat monitoring program, and oversees the many gardens. She served on the Board of Directors for WAEE and received the Non-formal educator of the year award in 2018. This year she received an award from the state for my work in citizen science efforts. Thank you for your commitment to environmental education!
July 2020 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Deb McRae our WAEE’s July Member of the Month. Deb is the Director of Wehn Nature Center and after over 20 years, she is retiring this month. Deb is known to “make things happen” with whatever resources are available to serve the greatest number of people and to lead a great team. She has also initiated impressive efforts to make the Wehr Nature Center more accessible to visitors and volunteers with disabilities over the past 10 years. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!
June 2020 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Amy Workman, our WAEE’s June Member of the Month. Hiking and fishing with her dad growing up - Amy knew since middle school that she wanted to work in the outdoors and share that love of the outdoors with others. She introduces herself to students as "a lifelong learner and educator dedicated to connecting youth and adults with science and the natural world."
With over 18 years of education experience, ranging from being the environmental education coordinator at a bilingual charter school in Monteverde, Costa Rica to the Outreach Educator for UW-Extension, Amy has done it all. She even served on our board for 8 years. Amy now teaches high school science and is encouraging her students in their love for the environment and science in general.Thanks for your energy Amy!
May 2020 Member of the Month
Congratulations to Lynn Karbowski, our WAEE’s May Member of the Month. You have probably met Lynn already as she serves as the half-time WAEE administrator. In this role, she provides support to the board and the membership. She does this through managing conference and workshop logistics, creating and sending WAEE Updates, managing memberships and the SECC umbrella, and so much more! Lynn has been providing positive and professional support for WAEE for years! Thanks for all of your work behind the scenes. We are so happy to have her on the team