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Staff Directory

Friends of the Center Alliance, Ltd.

Donna Kurilla
(715) 685-2659
FOCAL Executive Director/Spirit of the North Gift Shop Manager


US Forest Service

Lauren Romstad 
(715) 685-2642
Visitor Center Director

Kaleigh Maze
Public Services Staff Officer

John Mark Maze
(715) 685-2673
Facility Manager

Hayley Matanowski
(715) 685-2644
Administrative Operations Specialist

Juniper Silvola
(715) 685-2671
Visitor Information Assistant

Leah Walentosky
(715) 685-2656
Visitor Information Assistant

Zoongee Mayotte
(715) 685-2640
Administrative Support Specialist

Amanda Koval
(715) 685-2643
Visitor Information Assistant

Jedd Ungrodt
(715) 685-2670


US Fish and Wildlife Service

Mitchell Baalman
(715) 413-2281
USFWS Biologist

Ariana London
(715) 685-2645
Environmental Education Park Ranger

Lacey Hill Kastern
(763) 388-4924
Western Lake Superior Coastal Program Biologist


University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension

Becky Sapper
(715) 685-2652
Master Naturalist Program Director

Lake Superior Outreach Specialist


Wisconsin Historical Society

Liz Arbuckle
(715) 833-5569
WHS Education Specialist

Linda Mittlestadt
(715) 685-2649
WHS Archivist

Pamela Ekholm
(715) 685-2647
WHS Administrative Assistant

Room (Event) Scheduling

Rose Haveri
(715) 685-2660
WHS NGLVC Visitor Services Coordinator

NGLVC Board of Directors

Douglas Smith
District Ranger -Washburn Ranger District      Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest

Bridget Olson 
Project Leader- St. Croix Wetland Management District                                                                          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lucas Westcott
Director of Communications and Education Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Chad Cook
Associate Director of Outreach -Natural Resources Institute                                                  UW-Madison Division of Extension

Lisa Saywell
Director of Public Services-Library /Archives Wisconsin Historical Society

Mary Motiff
Director- Bayfield County Tourism              President- Friends of the Center Alliance, Ltd.