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Meet Our Board

Dedication. Passion.

The Geneva Lake Conservancy Board of Directors is comprised of persons who have a deep love for the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin’s southern lakes region. All are full or part-time residents, with a variety of backgrounds including government, education, business, professional, marketing, farming and real estate. Board members share a passion for the long-term protection of Walworth County’s land and water resources.

Meet Our Staff


Karen Yancey

Executive Director

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Jodi Karow



Janet Happ

Assistant Executive Director

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Carol Elkins

Conservation Program Specialist

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Tai Thompson

Community Outreach/Fundraising Manager

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Jaden Nickelsen

Land Protection Specialist


Kiera Theys

Land Protection Manager

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Hannah Abram 

Helen Rohner Intern

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