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Meet The Fellows

Todd Berry

Todd A. Berry has devoted much of his public life to promoting civil discourse and good government. He fervently believes, as did the founders, that representative government only thrives when citizens are well informed and actively involved. For a quarter century, Berry headed Wisconsin’s only statewide charity dedicated solely to nonpartisan policy research and civic education, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX).

Tom Boldt

Tom Boldt is the CEO of The Boldt Company, a 129-year-old construction services firm located in Appleton.  He is the fourth generation to lead the company.  Boldt is one of America’s largest construction entities with thirteen offices located throughout the country.

Renee Boldt

Renee Boldt is an active volunteer and supporter of community and civic programs across the state. A proud Midwesterner, Boldt was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Appleton with her husband Tom and their two children, Phillip (22) and Claire (17).  Renee graduated from Lawrence University with a BA in 1985, and a MA degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1991.  Boldt’s BA degree was in Sociology and her MS degree was in Education.

Anthony Bukoski

Anthony Bukoski is an author and emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He has published five short-story collections, including Time Between Trains, Polonaise, and Children of Strangers, and a collection of his selected stories entitled Head of the Lakes will be published in 2018.

Katherine Cramer

Katherine J. Cramer is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison 1994 and her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2000. Cramer's work focuses on the way people in the United States make sense of politics and their place in it.

Sarah Day

Sarah Day has been a member of the Acting Company of American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin since 1986. There, she has had the privilege of appearing in many classical roles in plays written by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Wilde, Sheridan, O’Neill, Shaw, Miller, Williams, Beckett, and fellow Madison native Thornton Wilder.

Max Garland

Max Garland is the author of The Word We Used for It, winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize. Other books include The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition, and a chapbook, Apparition, from the University of Wisconsin Press.

John Lyons

John D. Lyons is a fisheries scientist and ichthyologist—a person who studies and protects fishes and their habitats—at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was born in New York City and grew up in the country near Poughkeepsie, NY, where he fished local streams and ponds and became fascinated with the natural world.


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