Meet Our Staff

Administrative Team

Photograph of Justin HoughamJustin Hougham, Ph.D. 
Phone: (608) 254-6461
FAX: (608) 253-7140

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


  • 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

Facility & Operations Director
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 203
FAX: (608) 253-7140


  • 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

Tom Strehlow Photo of Tom in boat
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 203
FAX: (608) 253-7140


  • Provides safe learning environments for Upham Woods visitors
  • Maintains buildings for safe and efficient operation
  • Conducts preventative maintenance projects
  • Leads grounds maintenance projects including planting, mowing, and snow removal
  • Coordinates on site service learning projects
  • Keeps electrical, plumbing, heating, and septic systems maintained

Max Myers Staff photo of Max Myers
Program Director
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 202
FAX: (608) 253-7140


  • 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

Caleb Jenks
Program Coordinator
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 202
FAX: (608) 253-7140




Isabelle HerdePhoto of Isabelle Herde, Research Naturalist Program Coordinator
Research Naturalist Program Coordinator
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 202
FAX: (608) 253-7140




Jennifer LovelandStaff photo of Jennifer Loveland
Office Operations Associate
Phone: (608) 254-6461 ext. 201
FAX: (608) 253-7140


  • Group billing
  • Group contracts
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts Payable
  • Social Media
  • Budgets


Sandy Madland
Office Support





Research and Technology Support Staff

Photo of Daniel Montez, Research Naturalist

Daniel Montez
Research Naturalist





Tempestt Morgan                                                         
Research Naturalist





Teaching Naturalists

Ariel Christian
Teaching Naturalist





Alex Duda
Teaching Naturalist





Megan Giefer
Teaching Naturalist





Chris Shrader
Teaching Naturalist






Hayley Trzinski
Teaching Naturalist





Honorarium Naturalists

Photograph of Jon SteidingerJon Steidinger






Hilary BennettsHilary






Erik Rosholt






Andrea Fourness






Andrea Braatz






Kitchen Staff


Anne Hollinsed
Food Service Director





Judy Van Schoyck-Fritschlerjudy_opt





Maintenance / House Keeping

Photograph of Joel AveryJoel Avery







Dale Stainbrookdale_opt





Randy Grzybowski





Program Animals


Barred Owl




Red-Tailed Hawk







Snapping Turtle



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