Board of Directors - Officers


Bill Zager, President - 
 Bill Zager was born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota and received an Associate’s Degree in Electronics in 1971.   Bill worked 13 years as a communications field technician with Motorola and held various field and office jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota in his 26 years with Excel Energy.   He lives in a rural residence near Amery, WI.  He has been very active in the development and construction of the newest trail in the WI State Parks (WSP) system, the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. He is one of the founders and currently serves as President for Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.



Jan Primus, V. President
Jan Primus is currently the President of the Friends of Mirror Lake State Park. She has been camping at Mirror Lake State Park since the early 1980s and has been part of the Friends group for the past 5 years. Jan is a tax consultant at Suby VanHaden & Associates in Madison and has worked there for the past 15 years.  Before that, she was the Director of Operations for the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison for 18 years. Jan is very active at Bethel Area Lutheran Church in Madison and is currently the Secretary for the Bethel Community Foundation.




Barbra Miller, Secretary 

Jon Beadell Treasurer (Madison)
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.