Who We Are

The Farmory is a project of  the Urban Partnership Community Development Corporation (UPCDC) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2001. The UPCDC has a long history of collaborating with NeighborWorks Green Bay on community revitalization projects. Meet our Staff and Board Members!

2022 Executive & Finance Committees

Paula J. Schultz  

Board Co-Chair

Former NWGB Board Member

Community Volunteer


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Mike Bendel  

Board Co-Chair

Council & Patent Attorney

Davis & Kuelthau s.c.


Noel S. Halvorsen  

Treasurer, Executive Director

President & CEO, NeighborWorks Green Bay


2022 Board Members with Committee Assignments

Paul Grall photo

John Arendt


Environmental Management & Business Institute

UW-Green Bay


Katelin Brown


Multimedia Content Strategist

Baer Performance Marketing


Amanda Kealoha Chu


NWTC Sustainable Agriculture


Phil Hauck

Resource Development

Facilitator for TEC/Vistage


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Amy Koffarnus


HSHS St. Vincent Hospital


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John Shier  


Community Volunteer



James, (Jimmy) G. Pandl  




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Mark Radtke


Retired CEO – Integrys Energy Service


Paul Grall photo

Paul Grall


Dallaire Realty


Paul Linzmeyer  


Community Volunteer


Farmory Staff

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Annie Schmitz

Hatchery Manager

I got my B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay then pursued my M.Sc. degree in Freshwater Sciences and Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. My M.Sc. thesis focused specifically on the embryonic and larval development of yellow perch. I joined The Farmory team in the beginning of 2020 and am excited to continue to see our mission grow.

Annie Schmitz photo

Cory Petri

Hatchery Technician

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. In the spring of 2021, during the final semester of my college career, I was an intern at The Farmory until summer. After completing my internship, I continued volunteering once a week in the hatchery. Fall of that year, I started full time as the new Hatchery Technician and was tasked with the build-out of our new aquaponics system.

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Pete Amenson


Facilities Technician

I retired from Wisconsin Public Service after 39 years as a I/E Crew Leader and I presently hold a Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician license. I started as a Farmory volunteer in early 2019 working 2-3 shifts a week. After one year I joined the staff as a part time technician.

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Carmen Dehn

Americorps Vista

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. I lived and worked for a while in South Dakota before moving back to Green Bay. I had been following the progress of The Farmory since the early days of its development and when I heard there was an open AmeriCorps VISTA position I jumped at the chance to be involved. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a fantastic team, and I am confident that the experience gained through my role at The Farmory will aid my personal growth as well as my professional development.


Programming Committee:

Amy Koffarnus, Brianna Griffith, Paula Schultz, Alison Keast, Annie Schmitz, Cory Petri, Carmen Dehn

Marketing Committee:

Katelin Brown, Paula Schulz,  John Touscany, Carmen Dehn, Annie Schmitz, Cory Petri

West De Pere Farm Plant Whisperers: 

WDP Agriscience Students

Fish Hatchery:

Dan Shermo, Kyle Schmidt, Jeff Carels, Brad Smith, Nathan Walasek, Bill Karlovitz, Brian Schuh, Christopher Kwaterski, Darryl Schaefer, Theresa LeBreck, Ethan Fernandez, Cori Harris, Megan Horejs, Nathan Frailey, Kathi Arnold, Tim Mayeshiba, Caleb Newberry, Bonny Kaster, Kirk Schuchardt, Stacy Mallette, Paul Ladd, Mindy Hodgell


Aquaponics System:

Nathan Frailey, Bonny Kaster, Stacy Mallette, Marcie Vankauwenbergh

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