On Thursday, November 8 the Boulder Junction Community Foundation welcomed three new Directors to the Board:
Nicole Wilkin will share the duties of Treasurer along with Michelle Mauzer. Nicole moved to Boulder Junction two years ago to enjoy all the beauty and nature that prevails in the wonderful Northwoods. Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in both California and Florida, and in process of expanding her licensure to include Wisconsin as well. Her practice is primarily in taxation, secondarily in business management, and she has experience in non-profit organizations (taxation) as well. When Nicole is not in Boulder Junction, she spends her time in sunny southwest Florida with trips to California where her granddaughter has just turned one year old.
Susan Govier is beginning a three-year term on the Foundation Board. Susie is a born and bred local girl who recently retired from a hectic career in interior design to pursue other “northerly” interests, though she plans to offer free-lance interior design in the future. Susie is co-owner of The Aqualand Ale House, just on the edge of Boulder Junction, named for the zoo her father and grandfather operated for many years. She added Wine and Paint classes to the schedule of events at the Ale House to provide a place where non-painters and former painters could play in a less serious way. She would like to add writing workshops, women’s retreats and other art and craft project classes. The Boulder Junction Community Foundation seems like the right way to plug into and enhance her childhood home.
Jennifer Heitz is beginning a three-year term on the Foundation Board. Jennifer returned to the Northwoods full-time in 2017 after retiring as an RN. An active volunteer, Jennifer served as president of the PTO, Band Boosters and Merrill Study Class, and was active with the GSHC Foundation, River Bend Trail fundraising committee, food pantry and as an animal rescue/driver for Wild Instincts. Jennifer was accompanist for the Merrill High School and middle school choirs and head coach of the MHS girl’s tennis team, a volunteer coach for the MHS Earth Club, youth softball and basketball programs. She is excited to serve the Foundation and the community and hopes that her past volunteer experiences will be a positive addition to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation.
John Altschwager continues his role as President, Barbara Douglas-Johnson, Vice President, Mary Van Grinsven, Secretary, and Michelle Mauzer co-Treasurer (with Nicole Wilkin). Craig Mason, Beth Rondello and Adam Zogata continue as Directors.