Chris is retired and lives in Fish Creek with her dog Righley. Chris finds the park is a great inspiration for writing and photography. She enjoys being a Friend and likes talking to visitors while working at the Nature Center. She hopes everyone who comes to the park leaves refreshed and looks forward to their return!
Dave Lea did most of his growing up in the San Francisco region of California. He met is wife Renny in Germany and the couple relocated to Wisconsin in 1976. In 1997 the family moved to Fish Creek to help Renny’s mother, and has been in the area ever since. Dave is chairperson of the Fish Creek Baha’i group, as well as Sustain Door. He is presently treasurer of the Gibraltar Historical Society and recently pitched in with the Eagle Tower Fund Committee.
Andrew was raised in the Milwaukee area and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a teacher for eleven years, including the last seven teaching social studies at Gibraltar High School. Andrew enjoy exploring the outdoors with his two young boys, and is excited to work with the Friends of the Park Board.
Gary and Michelle Kemp
Gary and Michelle are retired and are year round Door County residents. For more than 20 years Gary and his wife Michelle have been returning to Door County for its beauty and to the park for its tranquility. Their hope is simply to leave the park a “little better” through their involvement with the Friends!
Brian has called Door County home for the last two decades. Originally from St Paul Minnesota, his family first camped in the park 35 years ago. His interest in silent sports and love of the park motivated him to help give back. “As a board member, I hope to help maintain, protect, and promote the amazing resources that Peninsula State Park has to offer”.
Judy loves the park and nature in its natural habitat. Her hope is that the park and its natural resources remain for generations to come. She has camped in the park for 40 plus years with her family, starting with her mother’s family and continuing with her brothers and sister and their children and grandchildren. Judy and her husband bought property in Egg Harbor over 20 years ago. Now, retired from her career as a nurse in Milwaukee, she enjoys the park for hiking with her dogs in the summer and winter, cross-county skiing, biking, golfing and camping with family and friends.
After visiting the Peninsula for 25 years, Rachel and her husband Dan decided to make Door County their permanent home. As an avid cyclist and skier, Rachel has enjoyed the park for many years and looks forward to promoting and maintaining the natural and recreational resources for new and returning visitors to enjoy.