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.
Meet The Fellows
Representing Boldt’s fourth generation of family leadership, Tom Boldt stands as the bridge between a groundbreaking past and a rich, exciting future. A long-time visionary and committed leader, Boldt has embraced evocative philosophies such as sustainable building and continuous improvement discipline as they entered the public consciousness and building industry conversations.
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 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 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 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 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.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer. He serves as Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, and with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature. He is also a Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation and Associate Adjunct Professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.
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