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.
- 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
Jonathon Ringdahl, La Crosse
Waldo Peterson, Madison
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 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.