966119_557646847647658_1605404561_oThe Lake Wisconsin Alliance endeavors to balance the diverse interests of the Lake Wisconsin community while improving water quality, recreational opportunities, and sustaining a healthy ecosystem within the Lake Wisconsin watershed.

Lake Wisconsin Alliance Board of Directors


David Kell – President (2026) Email: [email protected]

My wife Barbara and I are both retired United Methodist pastors from Northern Illinois.  We live on the North side of Lake Wisconsin on Koepp Rd.  We built our house in 1990, but moved in full time in 2014. I started fishing this lake in 1978 and have enjoyed so many hours here.  I want to keep the lake in as good a shape as when I found it for my kids and grandkids to enjoy for years to come.  We can do much when we work together for a common cause of protecting our environment.  I enjoy participating in several environmental groups like Powered Up Baraboo that work to bring more solar energy to our communities.  I have been a part of Lake Wisconsin Alliance for several years. At first I was part of the education team, then was the membership chairperson, now president.

Mike Gleason – Vice President (2026) Email: [email protected]  Phone: (608)644-8200

I’m originally from Chicago, but have spent almost all of my life vacationing and recreating in Wisconsin. When I was a kid my Grandmother had an 80 acre farm in Pardeeville and my parents lived in Pardeeville for 20 years. My wife, Sue and I are now retired and in October 2019 we made our Lake Wisconsin home our full time residence,   I’ve been a Lake Wisconsin Board Member for over 6 years now.  I’m involved because I want to see the quality of the water and nature of Lake Wisconsin improve and remain vibrant for the Community for many years to come. My wife and I live on Southern Lake Wisconsin’s west side in Merrimac Township on Inspiration Drive.

Sarah Kidd – Secretary (2025) 

My husband and I have lived in California, Indiana, and Illinois, but it was Wisconsin that we continued to come back to after our daughter decided to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  We built a home on Lake Wisconsin in 2022 and look forward to many family gatherings there.  I became involved in the Lake Wisconsin Alliance because I believe in its mission and want to work to support it and believe that we must all work to be good stewards of the natural beauty of surrounds us.

Brandon Herbert – Treasurer (2024) 

Originally from Madison, currently live in Waunakee.  I have been recreating on Lake Wisconsin since high school and my in-laws own a home on the lake in Harmony Grove.  My wife and I got married at the old Sunset Resort over-looking the lake 7 years ago.  We both enjoy swimming, visiting the sand bars, and fishing – specifically for sturgeon in September.  I became involved in the Lake Wisconsin Alliance because its mission to protect the water quality and preserve recreational opportunities is very important for the lake and my personal interests as well.  As a civil engineer, I also find it important to balance human development and interests while still preserving clean water, clean air, and wild places.  Serving on the Lake Wisconsin Board of Directors allows me to help preserve the water quality, ecosystem, and wild places on the Lake. 

Board Members:

Andrea Murray – Board Member (2026) 

I’m originally from Illinois, but have vacationed in parts of Wisconsin my entire life.  Since I was a child, it was my dream to live on the lake.  Now that I’ve realized that dream, I better understand the challenges and importance of water quality and wetland/shoreline quality.  I joined the Lake Wisconsin Alliance because I believe in the purpose and want to be part of the future of Lake Wisconsin.  I joined the board this year to represent the Okee Bay area. Membership Chairperson

Rob & Jenny Zumm – Board Members (2026) 

Rob and I live on Lake Wisconsin on the “fingers” in Harmony Grove.  We have been weekenders from 2002 to 2016 when we moved to Lodi full time.  Jenny grew up fishing on Lake Winnebago and the Wolf River and Rob spent a lot of his summers in the lakes in NW Wisconsin.  We love Lake Wisconsin and what it has to offer and want to help see that others will for generations to come.  Education Chairpersons

Steve Neander – Board Member (2024) 

Deanna “dede” Forrest – Board Member (2025)

My connection to Lake Wisconsin goes way back to 1952 when my father built our cabin on Tipperary Road.  We were the first house in that whole area, everything was sand, weeds, and sandburs. My father, who was a carpenter, cut the top off of our two story house in Cedarville, Il and used the lumber to build the cabin.  A friend of my father’s was also a good friend of the man who owned the farm on the top of the hill and all the lake frontage along Tipperary.  I grew up coming to the cabin every weekend to swim, boat, and fish.  It is like a second home to me and now my grandchildren are enjoying it like I did when I was young.  

My desire for the Lake is to keep it as pristine as possible so that others can have the enjoyment of swimming, boating, and fishing.  As a former biology teacher I am concerned about the harmful algae blooms and runoff affecting the water and the life forms in the water.  That is why I decided to join LWA and I want to learn more about what is happening to the lake.  

Amy Stowe – Board Member (2026)

Kauhane Ray – Board Member (2026)