The Extension Iron County staff is looking forward to working with two new summer assistants this year. Katie Lamoreaux and Tate Guenard will be working with 4-H Youth Development Educator, Neil Klemme and Extension staff to provide fun and exciting programs to youth in Iron County! Continue reading if you would like to learn a little more about Katie.
Growing up in Milwaukee, I spent most of my time being surrounded by the big city. How I fell in love with the outdoors and Northwoods, was through my family taking trips to our cabin on the Chippewa Flowage. After graduating from high school, I knew I was ready travel north and find a new place to call home. This sentiment is what led me to Northland College! After spending four years in school, I have found a love for the outdoors. I specifically have loved learning about programming, environmental education, wilderness therapy, and accessibility at Northland. In past jobs, I have worked as a sea kayak guide, and spent a few summers in Wyoming working at a wilderness therapy camp for children who have learning disabilities. Outside of my education, I love to mountain bike, rock climb, backpack, play banjo, and garden! I can’t wait to be apart of the Iron County community and experience another summer in the Northwoods!
We are excited to have Katie working in the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension, Iron County office for the summer. Her experience in designing universal classrooms and her understanding of the different needs of young learners will be a great addition to our positive youth development team. Her passion for the outdoors will be a great fit for our summer programming. Katie’s start date will be in early June. Welcome to our team Katie!