Our Board Members include all of the executive officers as listed below in addition to the following individuals: Joe and Joyce Ryder, Ryan Volenberg, Jim Horne, and Mike Neal.
President - William Engfer
I have been on the Board of Directors of the Foundation since it was started in 1998. My interest in trying to educate the public on the value of our environment and getting people to enjoy the outdoors that we have, was peaked while I was the Director of Recreation Enforcement and Education for the Department of Natural Resources.While I am President of the Foundation I would like to expand our outreach to the public to let everyone know what the Foundation does and the many fine accomplishments it has helped achieve through its public charity work as a non-profit organization. I also want to expand our outreach to a new level in order to promote and fund more projects that will support conservation efforts and help develop leaders for tomorrow in the conservation field.
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Phone - (608) 215-5500
Vice PResident - Mike Spors
I retired from the DNR in 2004 after nearly 25 years of service. Hired in 1979, I was a Field Warden in Fond du Lac and LaCrosse Counties from 1980 to 1986, Warden Supervisor at Horicon from 1986 to 1999, and Recruit Warden Supervisor at Ft. McCoy from 1999 to 2004.I serve as WTU’s National Conservation Representative, which gives me liaison roles with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Wildlife Conservation Partners. Besides WCEF and WCWA, I serve on the board of directors for the Sparta Kiwanis Club and Morrow Memorial Home (Care Facility,) as well as our church council. I volunteer for the Red Cross as a member of the local Disaster Action Team, responding to fires and natural disasters to assist victims.
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Treasurer - JOhn DAniel
I have been involved with the WCEF since 2001. The Foundation does a lot to promote the future of outdoor recreation among the young, scholarships, and the preserving and displaying the history of conservation movement in Wisconsin. Being involved and helping these projects move forward is very gratifying as is our efforts to get the Foundation on solid financial footing.I am currently “retired” from service but I proudly served in various law enforcement roles with the Department of Natural Resources for most of my career. I began in 1974 as a Conservation Warden and was stationed in Madison and western Dane County. From 1983 to 1997 I worked as a Special Investigator and then an Administrative Warden. In 1997, I was promoted to the Deputy Chief Warden. I retired from full time service in 2001. I now work part time for the DNR assisting with various projects in the Bureau of Law Enforcement.
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Secretary - Jim Jung
I began my career with the DNR as an LTE Ranger in 1987 and then as Special Warden for the Woodruff Team. I was hired full time in 1993 and stationed in Two Rivers as the MEU Warden for Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties. I transferred to my current station in Rhinelander in 2003 and have been proudly serving that community since. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and trapping as well as taking trips on my motorcycle.
Email - James.Jung@wisconsin.gov
Email - James.Jung@wisconsin.gov
WCWA Representative - Randy Dunkel
After graduating from Medford Area Senior High, I enlisted with the US Marine Corps. During my service I completed two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2005. I also had the distinct honor of serving on the 2nd Marine Division Color Guard. After leaving the Corps I went on to study Criminal Justice at North Central Technical College, and was hired as a warden in 2007. I was first stationed in Eastern Racine County, and am currently stationed in Northwestern Marathon County. I also serve on the Conservation Warden Honor Guard team, and as a Tactical Training Officer with the Department.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, fowl and archery hunting, traveling, and running. Up until 2011 I hated running, and now truly enjoy it as a form of stress relief. I’ve since completed several 5k runs, the Chicago Marathon, and the Minnesota Tough Mudder.
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