The Council

Hannah Bunting
SCIP Coordinator
hannah@uppersugar.org

Raised in Middleton and educated at the UW, Hannah is a Wisconsin gal at heart with a deep love for all things cheese and Bucky. Having majored in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and minored in Environmental Studies & Global Health, Hannah is passionate about encouraging people to get outside and about finding fun and inclusive solutions that give people of all backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy nature.

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Matt Wallrath
SCIP Council Member

Matt is happy to continue his career as a conservationist with the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association. A Milwaukee born and Wisconsin educated ecologist, he started working in the environmental field in the Pacific Northwest when he served two terms as an AmeriCorps member doing wetland habitat restoration with the Washington Conservation Corps. After time as a Crew Supervisor with the Washington State Department of Ecology he moved to Orcas Island in the Salish Sea to teach outdoor education. On Orcas, he owned and operated his own landscape contractor company, Wallrath Fruit and Forest. Matt is proud to have helped found the Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps, and to have served as an appointed Commissioner for the San Juan County Land Bank.

Matt returned to Wisconsin in 2016 to be closer to family and to pursue higher education. He completed a professional M.S. in Environmental Conservation in August 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute. He most recently worked as the statewide Organisms in Trade Outreach Coordinator / Regulation Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. When not at work you will find Matt teaching modern board games, on the ultimate Frisbee field, hiking, canoeing, and playing the tuba.

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Ron French

SCIP Council Member

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Mark Horn

SCIP Council Member

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Jason Neton

SCIP Council Member

Jason moved to New Glarus with his family in 2014 seeking a home rooted in the countryside and opportunities to volunteer and participate with organizations dedicated to the environment and ecological issues.   Jason has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has worked in genetic research and professional brewing during his career.   He has been a member of the Town of New Glarus Parks Commission since 2018 and is an avid member of the Prairie Enthusiasts.