With staff and board, Ruth helps build an inspiring vision to create a vibrant and durable Foundation which financially supports Wisconsin’s lands, wildlife and waters. Ruth is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and impact of the Foundation.
Communications Assistant and Interim Office Manager
Kelly supports the Foundation’s communications and media relations projects and is also filling in as Interim Office Manager while Emily is on maternity leave.
Member Philanthropy Officer
Lauren supports the Foundation’s development efforts by contributing to donor communications and by connecting personally with our members across the state.
John Kraniak has served as membership director of the Foundation for the past 10 years. He maintains the Foundation’s database, handles membership renewals and mailings to members.
Kim supports the Foundation's Field Trip program, plans our domestic and international travel, manages Foundation events, and helps connect members with the Foundation.
Diane coordinates activities for the Bird Protection Fund, including the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, our Birding Tours, and composes the Bird News You Can Use electronic newsletter.
Emily supports the Foundation by providing day-to-day office management and support to staff and the board of directors.
Field Trip Director
Christine coordinates the many facets of the Foundation’s vibrant Field Trip Program. Passionate about showcasing Wisconsin’s amazing natural treasures, she has organized well over 2,000 Field Trips since joining NRF in 1997.
Director of Conservation Programs
Cait oversees the Foundation’s grant programs and initiatives for conservation and environmental education, ensuring that our investments are science-based, strategic, and impactful. Cait’s work encompasses conservation science and planning, partnership development and capacity building.
Director of Philanthropy
Camille leads the Foundation’s development efforts and helps raise support for Wisconsin’s priority conservation needs through annual, endowed, and planned giving.