Meet Our Staff

Administrative Team

Photograph of Justin HoughamJustin Hougham, Ph.D. 
Director
Phone: (608) 254-6461
FAX: (608) 253-7140
Email: justin.hougham@ces.uwex.edu

Assistant Professor, University Wisconsin-Extension
637 Extension Building
Madison, WI 53706

Responsibilities:

  • Provide educational leadership by planning, implementing and evaluating culturally relevant educational programs
  • Provide statewide leadership for 4-H Youth Development environmental education programs
  • Develop new sources of funding to support the growth of environmental educational programs throughout the state
  • Develop collaborative programming relationships with University of Wisconsin-Extension personnel and statewide agencies and organizations with interests in environmental education
  • Regularly teach and deliver 4-H Youth Development educational programs through a wide variety of teaching methods at sites throughout Wisconsin
  • Use appropriate means to critically review and integrate related research into community-based educational programs
  • Regularly prepare educational materials, program evaluations and reports using appropriate technology
  • Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
  • Provide managerial leadership and oversight for continuing operation, maintenance, and development of grounds, and facilities, and educational programming in close collaboration with the Assistant    Director and Program Director
  • Develop and manage the Centers operational budget
  • Supervise full-time Center personnel
  • Serve as liaison to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc. and other entities raising funds on behalf of the Upham Woods 4-H Outdoor Learning Center
  • Foster positive relationships with the Upham Woods Advisory Committee and key stakeholders, including internal and external user groups, Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, donors, volunteers, and local community organizations and residents
  • Develop and communicate policies regarding use of the Center in conjunction with the State 4-H Youth Development Program Director and the Upham Woods Advisory Committee

 


Marc Nuttermarc_nutter_200px

Interim Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 203
FAX: (608) 253-7140
Email: marc.nutter@ces.uwex.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership for all programs and activities conducted at Upham Woods
  • Provides leadership for Legacy Campaign efforts
  • Manages operation, maintenance and development of grounds and facilities
  • Supervises personnel and contractual services involved with operation of Upham Woods
  • Hire, train and supervise seasonal naturalists
  • Design, implement, and evaluate outpost education programming
  • Instruct environmental education classes as needed
  • Write grants to fund new environmental education initiatives

 

Max Myers 
Program Director
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 202
FAX: (608) 253-7140
Email: max.myers@ces.uwex.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate group programming at Upham Woods including serving as the primary communication contact/coordinator for client groups
  • Develop, coordinate, and provide overall leadership for community programming
  • Instruct environmental education classes
  • Develop and manage naturalist staff schedules
  • Develop, implement and evaluate environmental education programming
  • Assist in leading adventure education programming
  • Promote and coordinate outreach programs
  • Develop a system to regularly review, update, and improve the educational programs
  • Research and author grants to assist with program development

 

Jennifer LovelandStaff photo of Jennifer Loveland
Office Operations Associate
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 201
FAX: (608) 253-7140
Email: jennifer.loveland@ces.uwex.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Group billing
  • Group contracts
  • Purchasing
  • Food service billing

 


Research and Technology Support Staff

 

Marc Nuttermarc_nutter_200px
Lead Research Naturalist
Phone: (608) 254-6461
FAX: (608) 253-7140
Email: marc.nutter@ces.uwex.edu

 

 

Amanda Kyle
Research Naturalist
Email: amanda.kyle@ces.uwex.edu

 


Teaching Naturalists

 

 

Jacci Cuff
Naturalist
Email: jacci.cuff@ces.uwex.edu

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Honorarium Naturalists

Photograph of Jon SteidingerJon Steidinger

 

 

 

 

 

Hilary BennettsHilary

 

 

 

Andrea Fourness

 

 

 

 

 


Kitchen Staff

 

Anne Hollinsed
Food Service Director
CMCO36@consolidatedmgmt.com

 

Judy Van Schoyck-Fritschlerjudy_opt
Cook

 

 

 

 


Maintenance / House Keeping

Photograph of Joel AveryJoel Avery
Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Stainbrookdale_opt
Custodian

 

 

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