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Board of Directors

Jon Beadell
Jon has enjoyed the out-of-doors all of his life. As a kid, Jon grew up playing in Peninsula and Newport State Parks. Later, as a biologist working on human and wildlife disease epidemiology, he conducted extensive fieldwork in natural areas across the globe, while simultaneously indulging a severe bird-watching habit. Jon is currently an analyst and portfolio manager at A. D. Beadell Investment Counsel in Mequon. He looks forward to helping FWSP achieve greater financial sustainability and working to ensure that Wisconsin’s natural treasures remain protected and accessible in perpetuity.

Will Miller

Will is happiest when he is outside, and preferably in the woods on a bicycle. The state parks of Wisconsin are the perfect setting to enjoy some of Will’s favorite activities, some of which include hiking the start of the Ice Age Trail at Potawatomi, mountain biking the Full Monty at the Southern Kettles, winter fat biking the Greenbush trails in the Northern Kettles, and walking the dunes at Kohler-Andrae and then falling asleep to the sound of both a mature forest and the lake.

The state parks were always an accessible place for Will, but it was not until living out of state, traveling around the country, and visiting numerous national parks and forests that Will realized just how special the state parks of Wisconsin are. Now, the previously mentioned activities are amplified when Will gets to enjoy them with his

wife, son, and dog Jack.

Will joined the FWSP Board to help promote and enhance the resources he has been able to enjoy and to ensure they are available to many others and future generations

Linda Guelig
Bill Pennoyer

I am a retired architect and project manager who splits his time between Fish Creek and Madison. Our family camped almost every summer at various Wisconsin state parks when I was growing up. After college, a large group of over 20 friends would camp every year at the group campsites at several state parks. 
We purchased a second home across the street from Peninsula State Park in 2009. I always had a special fondness for Peninsula State Park. We took our daughters camping at Peninsula every summer and camped with other friends and their families when our daughters were growing up. 
I became a member of the Friends of Peninsula State Park Board in 2021 after volunteering design and construction managing services for projects in the park. While in Fish Creek rarely does a day go by that I am not trail running, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in Peninsula, Whitefish Dunes, Newport, Rock Island or Potawatomi State Park. 
Our Madison location is great for day trips to Governor Dodge, Devil’s Lake, Mirror Lake, Blue Mound, Lake Kegonsa, Governor Nelson, and Tower Hill State Park.
Being an avid user of our parks and trails for various nonmotorized recreational opportunities I became a member of the Nonmotorized Recreational and Transportation Trails Council in 2019.
I have a strong commitment to give back to the places that have been and continue to be such a large part of my enjoyment of the outdoors and outdoor recreation. 
I believe our state parks are underfunded and that the dedication of the Friends groups plays a vital role in filling the gaps to preserve and enhance the quality of our parks.