As an ecologist with special interests in restoration ecology, agroecology, and ecosystem management, Jim received a PhD in ecology from the University of Georgia and a BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1985-1995, he worked at the interface of land management issues examining potential improvements of traditional agricultural systems and restoration of degraded pastures in Costa Rica, working with traditional farmers on inland fisheries development in West Africa, serving as an ecologist for the Nooksack Indian Tribe in western Washington State, and conducting training workshops on sustainable agriculture for agricultural extension agents in the state of Georgia.
James also taught at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Bard College. From 1996-2006, he was involved with the International Honors Program, as Traveling Faculty, as Academic Director, and Executive Director. Jim and his family live in an environmentally designed home using geothermal, passive solar, and a wood stove in the Town of Centerville in southern Manitowoc County.
Director of Communications and Development
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Nanette brings to LNRP her passion for the outdoors and extensive experience in writing, education, community engagement, and public speaking. She has worked as a journalist, a librarian, and as a college and high school teacher, and has lent her writing and photography skills to numerous corporate, non-profit, political and civic organizations. Nanette worked her way through college covering local news and politics for WHBL Radio, where she later served as news director. She continued her broadcast career at radio stations in Indiana, Colorado and Wyoming and, later, as an editor and staff writer for the Wyoming Eagle and The Sheboygan Press. She has taught in Wisconsin, Indiana, Wyoming, and Japan, and also served as director of the Kiel Public Library for seven years.
She met her husband Hans Kuhn, a 4th generation dairy farmer, while covering education for the Sheboygan Press (he was chair of the local school board). They served as co-chairs of the Sierra Club-Algonquin Shores Group and worked together on several non-profit boards and political campaigns.
Nanette has a BA in English and history and a Master of Education from Lakeland University, and a Master of Library & Information Science from UW-Milwaukee. She currently serves as vice president of the Lakeland University Alumni Ambassadors, a steering committee member of Forward Sheboygan, and co-host of WSCS-TV’s Legislative Update program. Her passions include writing, photography, film, theater, swimming, and walking outdoors.
Director of Projects and Programming
Kendra has had the opportunity to become familiar with the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership while serving as a board member for since 2016. She is excited to join the staff in her new role. Her love for the environment began at an early age. having spent much time playing outside and exploring in nature. Kendra’s family instilled in her an environmental ethic that would shape her life as well as her career path.
Born and raised in Sheboygan Falls, she moved to Milwaukee to study Conservation and Environmental Science at UW-Milwaukee. She explored the field of environmental conservation through internships in Forestry and Recreation and Wildlife Rehabilitation. Kendra then continued her education at UW-Milwaukee, pursuing a MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She returned to Sheboygan Falls to work at Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills and Education, first as an Environmental Educator and then as a Program Director, managing the Summer Camp program and leading public programs to engage youth and families in the outdoors year round. Kendra became involved with the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership and served on the board as Vice President and later as President, which led to her involvement with LNRP. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping with her family and friends, and she and her husband especially enjoy adventuring in new natural spaces.
Community Relations Coordinator
Learning to skip stones in Lake Michigan, just a short bike ride from where Jenn grew up, her appreciation for a water and land ethic continues to grow. She has been The Community Relations Coordinator for LNRP since 2012, and is honored to help enhance stewardship from the Ledge to the Lakeshore every day. She enjoys all outdoor activities, but gardening, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are some of her favorites. She has been a part of the local food movement since the 1990s. She attended Northern Michigan University and apprenticed at farms in both South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Finance and Data Manager
Amy and her family moved to Manitowoc in December of 2012 when her husband Titus Seilheimer began working for Wisconsin Sea Grant. Raised in Racine, Amy graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton with a Biology major and earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay. Field work for her thesis involved sampling zebra mussels in the lower Green Bay and her thesis also focused on the history of the Fox River Watershed and its impact on Green Bay water quality. At UWGB, she served as the Student Board Member for the International Association of Great Lakes Research and helped to plan their annual conference held in Green Bay in 2001. In 2003, Amy moved to Hamilton, Ontario, while Titus earned his Ph.D. She spent three years working at Environment Canada where she sorted and identified benthic macroinvertebrates sampled from Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Titus’s postdocs led them to live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, followed by Ithaca, New York, and finally St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy can frequently be found enjoying the Lake Michigan beaches with her two young sons and has become an active member of the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. Amy and her family are excited to be back in Wisconsin and are amazed at their good luck to live on the shores of a Great Lake!
Coordinator of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County
Katie moved to Door County to pursue a career in environmental practices. She studied at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, focusing on aquatic sciences and evolutionary biology. Prior to moving to Door County, Katie took her passion for protecting and preserving unique and vulnerable ecosystems to Madagascar where she studied coral reef degradation and lemur social behaviors. Since moving to Door County, Katie has worked as a Naturalist at The Ridges Sanctuary, spending the majority of her time exploring the beauty of the region.
Katie came to the Climate Change Coalition of Door County in February of 2016. She has been extremely passionate about communicating with and educating the community on solutions we can take to fight against Climate Change. Katie is excited to continue her community outreach with the help of LNRP.