Woldumar Nature Association Staff
Patrick Reichel - Naturalist & Guest Services
Kevin Feldpausch - Groundskeeper (Volunteer)
Woldumar Nature Association Board of Directors
Kevin Goodwin - Chair
Executive Committee / Fund Development Committee
Kevin is an Aquatic Biology Specialist for Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy where he has worked monitoring and reporting on water quality in streams, inland lakes, wetlands, and the Great Lakes around the state for over 20 years. Michigan's water resources are unparalleled and he feels fortunate to have a role in their protection. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hunting, mountain biking, and spending time outside (or inside) with his family.
Melissa Phipps - Vice Chair
Executive Committee / Grounds & Facilities Committee
Melissa is employed by General Motors as a Sustainable Materials Engineer, where she works to increase circularity and decrease the carbon footprint of GM vehicles. Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Masters of Science in Sustainable Management, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor sports, reading and knitting.
Jason Wilkinson - Treasurer
Executive Committee / Finance Committee
Jason works for the State of Michigan and is also an officer in the Navy Reserve. His family loves to stay connected with Woldumar, which is literally in their backyard.
Randy Flick - Secretary
Public Relations Committee
Randy is an award winning Digital Media Producer at Cheeney Media Concepts in Lansing MI. With 19 years of experience, Randy has specialized in project management, producing/directing, live and studio videography, photography, live-streaming, and editing and has produced content for organizations such as ABC, NBC, PBS, Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan State University. In his free time, he enjoys reading and collecting Marvel comics.
Judy Gigante - Board Member & Volunteer Coordinator
Grounds & Facilities Committee, Fund Development Committee, DEI Committee
Judy is a graduate of MSU & retired from Electronic Data Systems in 2003 after 18 years. She has been an active volunteer at Woldumar in various capacities since 2005. Currently volunteering as Volunteer Coordinator and an active member of Woldumar's Grounds and Facilities Committee. In her spare time she golfs, travels and spends time with her grandchildren.
Mary Louks - Board Member
Mary has over a decade of non-profit experience, specializing in events, marketing and engagement, and DEI, working for the Nature Conservancy since 2014, spending her days creating programs both on and off the screen that inspire major gifts, increase access to nature, and build community relations. Mary is a graduate of Western Michigan University. She enjoys being“Mom” to her elementary-aged daughter, getting lost in a good book, skiing, and making greeting cards.
Alaina Nelson - Board Member
Grounds & Facilities Committee
Alaina Nelson is an associate attorney at Foster Swift Collins & Smith and practices in Trusts & Estates. Alaina lives in Lansing with her husband and dog. In her free time, Alaina enjoys kayaking and looking after her house plants.
Zachary Behler - Board Member
Executive Committee / Public Relations Committee
Zachary Behler is an Assistant General Counsel at Michigan State University where he practices in the areas of intellectual property law, technology transfer, and litigation. Zachary received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and International Relations from Michigan State University with high honors in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006 where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He is a member of both Michigan and Wisconsin State Bar.
Stephaney Guild - Board Member
Finance Committee / DEI Committee
Stephaney first discovered Woldumar as a Fisheries and Wildlife Management student at MSU. A few years later she was hired to head up Woldumar's Project GREEN, a collaborative effort between Woldumar and General Motors to bring water quality education to area students. Stephaney currently lives in Lansing and works as a bookkeeper for the Meridian Township Treasurer.
Ann Hasen - Board Member
Ann Hasen worked for several years as a controller in the banking industry before accepting a position at MSU, her alma mater, as an AP auditor for the University Procurement and Logistics Department. She lives in Lansing with her husband and two cats. In her free time she enjoys being outside, running, biking or simply walking through the woods listening to the birds.
Julie Pfeifle - Board Member
Julie is a tax partner with Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC. She has over 17 years of accounting experience and works with a number of non-profit organizations. In her free-time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and travelling.