Board of Directors

Jon Beadell, Madison  
Jon Beadell has enjoyed the out-of-doors all of his life. Prior to taking his current position as an investment analyst/portfolio manager, Jon studied as a biologist, working on human and wildlife disease epidemiology. He has conducted extensive field work in the forests, marshes and fields of the world while also indulging in a severe habit of bird-watching.
As a member of the Board, he looks forward to working locally to ensure that natural places remain protected and accessible in perpetuity. Jon is also excited to introduce his newborn daughter to the Wisconsin parks that he loved as a kid, including Peninsula State Park and Newport State Park in Door County.


Bob Gosse, Milwaukee
Bob Gose is a founding member and currently the President of the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Studies as well as a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Planning Degrees all from the University of WI- Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Bob is currently employed with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc as the Director of Design and Construction where, since 1996, he has been planning, setting up, and building new construction projects and setting up events within the Summerfest grounds on Milwaukee’s lakefront. He and his wife, Carol, have two children together, and enjoy spending time outdoors- camping, biking, fishing, hunting and exploring all that Wisconsin and its vast array of park systems has to offer. 

Terry Jensen, Nekoosa 
Terry Jensen retired in 2011 as Forest Superintendent at Kettle Moraine State Forest Pike Lake/Loew Lake Units after nearly 32 years of service with Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Trails.  Terry began his career in 1979 as a law enforcement ranger at Interstate State Park at St. Croix Falls prior to being appointed to assistant park superintendent at Pike Lake near Hartford in 1984. He served 25 years as the Department of Natural Resources Southeast District wild land fire training coordinator overseeing fire training requirements for district personnel.  Terry and his wife Peggy currently reside near Nekoosa where he and his wife are involved with the local Feeding America program as well as the Southern Wood County Food Pantry.  He currently works seasonally as a limited term employee for the Wisconsin Division of Forestry as a wildland fire fighter.  Terry and Peg enjoy visiting their 2 sons and their families as well as motorcycling, travel and snowmobiling.

Mike McFadzen
Michael, wife Karen and dog Woody live in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Greenbush. Mike likes to cross-country ski, bike, run, hike, paddle-board and travel when his day job doesn't interfere.

Home Phone 920-207- 9833
E-Mail Home  mcfadzen@msn.com

Civic Biography
  • Member State Trails Council (STC), representing Cross-country skiing.
  • Served in various capacities including chairman. The STC is advisory to State and DNR on acquisition, development and management of State Trails.
  • Board Member Statewide Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
  • Vice-chairman Sheboygan County  $25M Non-motorized Pilot Program
  • Member Wisconsin Stewardship Access Advisory Committee
  • Member Joint Legislative Committee: State Trails Study Group
  • Testified  as a recreational representative/expert at numerous Senate, Assembly & Natural Resources Board Hearings
  • Co-chairman Kettle Moraine State Forest 10-Year Master Plan. Chairman, Northern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Founding member and officer of Wisconsin Nordic Network (WINN).  WIN represents cross-country skiing and ski clubs across Wisconsin.
  • Founding member and board member of Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club.
  • President, Friends of the Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Author, numerous articles on natural resources, recreation and travel
  • Held officer positions including President and Vice-President



Tim Lovett, Oconomowoc  


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Randall Paske, Prairie du Chien has been visiting and camping in Wisconsin State parks since the age of 11. Paske has tented, camped in a pop-up camper, and a 27 foot travel trailer.  He has also backpacked in the lower part of the Ice Age Trail and traveled extensively in the United States, Canada and Alaska. Randall was a sixth grade teacher in Wisconsin from 1968, until he retired in 2002. He was born and raised in the south-central area of the state and then went on to live and work in the urban south-eastern part of Wisconsin. He and his wife are enjoying the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien where they now live. Randall and his wife have served as Camp hosts at Wyalusing State Park from 2002 -2009. They have also been camp hosts at Pike Lake State Park, Roche-A-Cri State Park and state parks in Michigan. The have been members of the Friends of Wyalusing State Park for more than five years and Randall has been the vice president of the group for the last three years. He also has managed the concession stand at Wyalusing State Park for two years and enjoys visiting with other campers and park visitors. He is the author of the Friends of Wyalusing Blog which contains over 110 entries and over 500 photographs of the park. This site has videos of events that he created, trail videos and virtual tours of the park. The park uses QR codes for the latest trail announcements and guides. He also is involved in promoting Facebook and Twitter. Randall attended the 2011 FWSP workshops. His photographs have won Annual Awards. Contact Information: rpaske@fwsp.org, Phone 608 622 7855 .

Jonathon Ringdahl, La Crosse

Waldo Peterson, Madison

Jack Travis, Ellison Bay 
Jack Travis grew up in southeastern West Virginia and has enjoyed the out-of-doors all of his life. He is an Eagle Scout, has three college degrees in Geology, served as a U.S. Army Artillery Officer from 1963 to 1965, taught geology classes at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from September 1968 to January 1999, was employed as a geological consultant with several different environmental consulting companies in the Milwaukee area from 1990 to 1999, has camped/hiked in 22 National Parks and camped or hiked in 29 Wisconsin state parks and 8 state forests He is a Life Member of Friends of Lapham Peak and served on the Board for eight years, six years as the president. He is a founding member of FWSP, elected in a state-wide election to serve on the Board of Directors, served as the Vice President for the first 11 years and, as of 2016, is still on the Board. After retiring from UW-Whitewater in 1999, he moved into the woods north of Ellison Bay with his wife, Diane. He has served on the Board of Directors for Newport Wilderness Society since 2000 and served as president of the Society from 2008 to 2015. He also serves on a state-wide ad hoc committee that developed the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program. 

Jon Warren, Fitchburg 
Jon Warren retired in 2000 after decades of employment at the DNR. He was a State Park Manager for 10 years at High Cliff State Park and then moved on to a position as a DNR Area Director for the Madison area, where he managed parks and other areas in Dane, Jefferson, and Rock County for 10 years. Most recently, before retiring Jon was the Administrative Section Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, where he worked with topics ranging from personnel to IT to budget issues to training. He has lived in Fitchburg with his wife since 1978 and has 3 children and 3 adult grandchildren.