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!

2021 Executive & Finance Committees

Paula J. Schultz  

Interim Executive Director

Former NWGB Board Member

Community Volunteer

pschulz@new.rr.com

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Mike Bendel  

Board Co-Chair

Council & Patent Attorney

Epiphany Law

mbendel@epiphanylaw.com

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Mark Radtke  

Finance Committee

Retired CEO – Integrys Energy Service

mark@mradtke.com

Noel S. Halvorsen  

Treasurer, Executive Director

President & CEO, NeighborWorks Green Bay

noel@nwgreenbay.org

2021 Board Members with Committee Assignments

Katelin Brown

Marketing

Baer Performance Marketing

katelin.brown@gmail.com

Amanda Kealoha Chu

Farming

NWTC Sustainable Agriculture

amanda.chu@nwtc.edu

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Paul Grall

Education

Dallaire Realty

paul@dallairerealty.com

Phil Hauck

Resource Development

Facilitator for TEC/Vistage

phauck1@gmail.com

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Amy Koffarnus

Interim Board Co-Chair

Program

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital

amerskoof@gmail.com

John-Katers

James, (Jimmy) G. Pandl  

Farming and Resource Development

Entrepreneur

jamesgpandl@gmail.com

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Paul J. Ladd Jr.

Farming

pladd73x4boyz@gmail.com

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John Shier  

Resource Development

Community Volunteer

jshier1@new.rr.com

Paul Linzmeyer  

ex-officio

Community Volunteer

paullinzmeyer@gmail.com

STAFF

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Annie Schmitz

Hatchery Technician

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.

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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.

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Morgan Emmel

Americorps Vista

I graduated from UWGB in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management. I chose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at The Farmory to get first-hand experience for when I start my career in nonprofits. I love working with people, solving community issues, and making my home city a better place.

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Emma Ray

Americorps Vista

I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology, emphasis in microbiology, and minor in aquaculture and aquaponics from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Concluding my undergraduate degree, I went on to earn my master’s degree in Freshwater Sciences and Technologies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. I became involved with The Farmory with the goal of furthering my experience in my field of study and develop skills in commercial aquaculture practices. With this opportunity through AmeriCorps VISTA to expand my professional skills and experience, I aspire to continue my work in aquaculture and aquaponics at a commercial scale.

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Pete Amenson

Hatchery

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.

Volunteers

Programming Committee:

Amy Koffarnus, Roxann Nys, Brianna Griffith, Paula Schultz, Roger Bindl

Marketing Committee:

Katelin Brown, Paula Schulz,  John Touscany, Sarah Krier

Downtown Farm Plant Whisperers:

Marty Theil, Jeff Carels, Carl Bennett, Veronica Woodke, Melissa Lane, Katelyn Smith, Dwayne Haines, Dian Haines

Downtown Farm Worm Wranglers: 

Mike Bendel, Michelle Roz

West De Pere Farm Plant Whisperers: 

Rachel Baranczyk, Alexa Schulze, Elliot Seiler, WDP Agriscience Students

Fish Hatchery:

Paul Ladd, Dwayne Haines, Dian Haines, Pete Amenson, Jeff Carels, Rachel Baranczyk, Lynn Ward

 

 

 

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