BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board Members have a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise that helps support FOLKS' mission and goals. FOLKS is comprised of four elected officers and approximately eight other board members. Our Board regularly attends meetings, participates in committee work, and engages in other activities to support our success. Each of the Board Members are involved in our many committees. The committees are staffed by the officers, board members, and individuals from FOLKS general membership. View Our Committees page to learn more.
George Corrigan, President
George Corrigan joined the FOLKS board in June 2021. George joined the FOLKS Board to help improve water quality and to work with others in improving Lake Kegonsa. George and his wife Tiffany bought a house on Colladay Point in 2001, and were part time residents of Lake Kegonsa until rebuilding in 2009. George and Tiffany enjoy living on the lake, especially boating and watching wildlife on the lake and near their pond next to the lake. George worked as a patent lawyer for 30 years, and is mostly retired. George is also active in local land use issues, and serves on the Town of Dunn Plan Commission and the Dane County Board of Adjustment.
Janice Kellogg, Vice President
Janice Kellogg joined the FOLKS board in 2017. She became a full time resident of the Lake Kegonsa community in 2000 but has been actively using the lake since 1963. Having a passion for lakes and all that they have to offer inspired her to join efforts to maintain and improve the conditions of the lake. Her interest in gardening has led to learning about the benefits of native plantings on the ecology of the Yahara River system.
Janice is our liaison to Clean Lakes Alliance.
Connie Hagen, Treasurer
Connie Hagen moved to Lake Kegonsa in 2008 and joined the FOLKS board in 2016. Connie is a Certified Public Accountant, retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers. She keeps track of both the FOLKS finances and memberships. Connie worked on the original carp removal project, leaf pick up, Fish Camp County Park gardens, run off and other projects. She expanded our water monitoring committee and does sampling at Door Creek, End of pier, and the Deep Hole in the middle of Lake Kegonsa. Connie also compiles and edits the quarterly FOLKS newsletters.
Pat Guiney moved to Lake Kegonsa in 2014 after retiring from S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. as their Director of Environmental Toxicology and joined the FOLKS Board in 2015. He and his wife Cindy enjoy boating, fishing (ice and open water), and swimming on the lake. Pat received a M.S degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology from UW-Madison and a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from UW-Milwaukee. He currently teaches graduate level courses in environmental toxicology and risk assessment part-time at UW-Madison. He is also a Certified Fisheries Biologist by the American Fisheries Society. Pat is passionate about all things fish and strives to provide science-based information to facilitate decisions the FOLKS Board makes to continually enhance the water quality and esthetic beauty of Lake Kegonsa.
John has been an active member of FOLKS since 2002 and joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He and his wife, Karen, started lake life with a weekend vacation cottage over 20 years ago. Enjoying lake living so much, they built a new home in 2008 and moved full time to the lake in 2015. In 2014, John retired after an executive career in human resources with several manufacturing firms. He chairs the Aquatic Debris Collection committee (“barge pick-up program”) and works on committees that measure lake phosphorous levels and storm water run-off. In addition, he has been a volunteer on numerous other FOLKS events and projects. John also serves on the board of directors of Yahara Lakes Association Board (YLA). Their family includes three married children and six grandchildren who greatly enjoy fun on the lake with family and friends. John is proud to be on the FOLKS team and believes it is important to continually learn, serve, and support efforts to protect and improve beautiful Lake Kegonsa and other area lakes and waterways.
Kim Van Brocklin
Kim Van Brocklin joined the FOLKS board in 2019. She was introduced to Lake Kegonsa by her husband Jon during many "fishing" dates, and they were eventually engaged (on the lake) as Kim reeled in a ring! They moved onto the lake the following year, and have particularly enjoyed watching the Osprey. As a teacher, Kim supports FOLKS learning opportunities which involve our lake wildlife. Her Educator and Child Life Specialist coursework at UW-Madison, the Yale Child Study Center, and Kohl Fellowship (Harvard Graduate School of Education) have focused on brain-based teaching and neuroplasticity.
In addition to her work on the FOLKS board, Kim serves on the Planning Commission in the Town of Dunn and volunteers with Elections.
Claudia Quam has been on the FOLKS board since June of 2021. Her husband’s family has owned property on Lake Kegonsa since 1960. Claudia first visited the “summer Cottage” in May of 1977 when her future husband Greg taught her how to water ski. One special memory is the time Greg pulled 10 people behind their boat, a 1978 Correct Craft Ski Tique. A few boats and many summers later, Claudia and her husband Greg retired as educators in 2012, replaced the cottage with a new home and have been permanent residents since June of 2014. They now have a pontoon and enjoy sunset cruises with family and friends. As year around residents, Claudia and Greg enjoy the beauty and activities of all four seasons on Lake Kegonsa. As a retired teacher and principal, Claudia is a lifelong learner. She is especially interested in phosphorus and weed control and promoting rain and shoreline gardens.
Kim Walz joined the FOLKS board in April 2022. Kim joined the FOLKS board because she wanted to be more involved in the lake community and make a difference in improving the lake quality, natural resources and beauty of Lake Kegonsa. In June 2019, Kim and her husband Tom, bought a house on Sunnyside St on Lake Kegonsa. They were very excited to be living on the lake. Kim has a background in water quality and natural resources, as she worked for the WI Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for 36 years before she retired. Her background focused on many areas involving water resources over her years at WDNR. She has always been drawn to the outdoors especially water. Kim enjoys kayaking, standup paddle boarding, gardening, pickle ball, tennis, biking, hiking and just about any outdoor activity. She and Tom love being a part of the Lake Kegonsa community.
Deb has enjoyed spending time on Lake Kegonsa since 1980 as her husband's family has owned a summer cottage on Skyline since 1952. Deb and her husband are Wisconsin natives, from Janesville and Monroe respectively, and met at UW Madison. Deb began her Nursing career at Madison General (Meriter), but recently retired from Monroe Clinic after 41 years working as a RN supervisor and an Ultrasonographer specializing in OB/GYN.Deb and Fred enjoy the lake life and purchased a lot on Tracy Lane in 1995. They recently built their lakehouse and have now moved to the lake full time from Freeport, Illinois, after 41 years.Deb enjoys the beauty of the lake, especially the sunsets, the wildlife, and the " fun" like boating and fishing. She also enjoys flower gardening and learning about native perennials and how they benefit the lake ecosystem. She and Fred maintain two shoreline gardens and a biobasin.Deb is excited to join the FOLKS board as she believes that we all bear a responsibility to be stewards in caring for the lake and its wildlife not just to enjoy all it has to offer, but to ensure its viability for future generations.
Anne Meisner Joined the FOLK’s board in 2023. She grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and graduated from the UW School of Nursing in Madison. She is now retired after serving over 30 years in hospital administration, most recently in Atlanta, Georgia. A new resident on Lake Kegonsa, she is excited to now be a full time member of the lake community. Growing up in the Northwoods led her to become an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys canoeing, kayaking, biking and skiing, among other outdoor activities. She is passionate about preserving and improving our natural resources for all to enjoy and hopes to learn more about ways to be both personally involved and engage others to support beautiful Lake Kegonsa and surrounding lake lands.