Board of Directors

Chris Holicek

Chris lives in Fish Creek. She finds the the Park inspirational for writing , photography, and enjoys eating a picnic dinner while watching the sunset, accompanied by her puppy Lily. She enjoys volunteering on the Friends board and working closely with the DNR and the state Friends group. Working on the Eagle Tower Committee and the Nature Center expansion has been a very rewarding experience . She hopes everyone who comes to the Park feels refreshed and looks forward to their return.

Dave Lea
Board Member

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.

Gary and Michelle Kemp
Board Members

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!

Judy Ortiz
Board Member
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.

Dave Bultman
Board Member

Dave is a resident of Fish Creek and a retired Green Bay firefighter.  He is active on several area boards and committees and spends as much time as possible enjoying Door County.

Steve Strucely
Business Manager

Steve grew up in Texas and started his career in nonprofit management with the American Heart Association in 1981. He and his family moved to Wisconsin in 2007 when he took a position with Luther Prep in Watertown. He and his wife Kathy have many fond memories of traveling to Door County to be with extended family every summer when their two sons were younger. Peninsula State Park was always one of the highlights of their visits and he is looking forward to working with the Friends as business manager.

Jim Cushing
Board Member

Jim is a long time Ephraim resident living on property dating back to one of Door County’s earliest families. Jim is active in the Ephraim Historical Foundation and is one of Tram Tour guides. The Peninsula Park has always been a part of his life in Door County, whether for family outings, or on the golf course. He looks forward to making a contribution to park’s future.

Gary Schultze
Board Member