Traci Bournoville
Traci was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay. She spent many years at Potawatomi State Park camping, hiking, biking, and having picnics with her family growing up and continues that tradition now as an adult. Traci enjoys the outdoors and the tranquility of being in nature. She has been a volunteer of Run Wild for many years along with many of her family members. Traci joined the Board in October of 2013 and serves as its president.

Chuck Stone

Chuck first visited the Park 30 years ago when visiting Door County by boat. He has visited the park on an annual basis until 15 years ago when he retired and moved the boat to Sturgeon Bay. He purchased property near the Park 12 years ago and has since visited the Park almost every day from Spring through Fall with his four legged kids. Chuck has been construction manager for Door County Habitat for Humanity for the past 9 years and in 2024 accepted the position of Volunteer Coordinator for the Friends of Potawatomi Park.

Board of Directors

Board of Director Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 5:00PM except in July and August. Location is normally in the conference room at Sturgeon Bay Utilities 230 E. Vine Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI.​ ​

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Karl Schroeder
Karl is a Door County native, having lived in Sturgeon Bay all his life. He is an active road biker and skier. Being a Friend of Potawatomi Park has furthered his interest in developing and improving cross country ski trails in Potawatomi Park. Karl is the Vice President of the Friends.

Kay Jensen

Kay Jensen is a recent retiree of the Door County Library. She is excited to be a part of the Friends of Potawatomi State Park Board of Directors. Potawatomi State Park is one of her favorite places and she’s there at least once a week year-round. Her favorite hobbies are running, reading, hiking and traveling. Just being outside is a favorite of Kay’s and living in Door County makes being outside even more special.

Tina Stawicki
Tina has been a Board Member and treasurer of the Friends group since October 2009. As a Sturgeon Bay native, she spent a lot of time in Potawatomi State Park growing up – camping, hiking, running, biking and enjoying all the park has to offer. She became involved with the Friends group by being a participant in Run Wild for many years with her Dad and her family. Tina enjoys spending time outdoors and giving back to a community that has been a wonderful place to not only grow up, but raise a family. Tina serves the Board as its treasurer and helps out with Run Wild.

Carrie Hansen

Carrie has been spending time in Door County and Potawatomi State Park for over 40 years. With her family, favorite memories of Potawatomi include hiking to cross-country skiing, and enjoying the old ski hill. As an old neighbor of Bill Sholten, she is honored to join the Board in 2024 to be part of this amazing group to positively impact the Park. 

Holly Selle

Holly has been visiting the park since moving to Door County 14 years ago. Her favorite park activities have included skipping stones and playing on the playground with her two children, hiking the trails, geocaching, cross-country skiing, kayaking, running in the Run Wild race, climbing the tower, and training for three marathons on its roads and trails. Holly joined the board in 2024.

Bill Scholten, Founder
Bill's family has been enjoying Potawatomi State Park since the mid 1960s. In the early 1990s they participated in Run Wild each fall. When the DNR cancelled Run Wild, Bill & others incorporated the new Friends Group in late 1995. They have supported the Park & staff in many projects and Run Wild has been a huge success every fall since then!

Carol Mulinix
Carol discovered the Park about twenty-five years ago and has been enjoying this hidden gem ever since, whether running trails, x-country skiing or biking. Carol joined the Friends Group to give back to the Park since she uses it almost every day. Carol has been a Board Member since October 2009 and is a co-director on the Run Wild committee.

Jolene McMahon

New Board Member in 2023.Picture and info coming soon.

Pat Saladin
Pat originally hails from the U.P. and first came to Door County as a member of the Coast Guard. He completed his tour at the Canal Station and later returned to open a business in Sturgeon Bay. An avid runner since high school, Pat discovered Run Wild in 1994 and has been a Run Wild committee volunteer since 1996. He now serves on the Friends Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board since 2011.  He is the co-director for the Run Wild committee.

Kennedy Reed

Kennedy has been a frequent visitor of Potawatomi State Park since moving to Door County in 2015. From road-biking in the summer, to hiking with the spring and fall, and skiing in the winter, she loves having a such a beautiful network of trails to use year-round. Kennedy joined the Board in 2023, and she is excited to be a part of the Friends group.