Contact Us/Staff

For general inquiries or comments

608-265-9275
lakeshorepreserve@fpm.wisc.edu

21 North Park St.
Suite 6101
Madison, WI 53715

Gary Brown

Credentials: PLA, FASLA

Position title: Director (currently on sabbatical until 2-1-23, at which time he will be retiring from the UW)

Email: gary.brown@wisc.edu

Gary Brown is a licensed landscape architect who is responsible for interpreting, updating and recommending methods of implementing the Campus Master Plan; provides detailed area physical development plans; provides professional landscape architecture services for the campus; participates and leads special studies related to land use plans, building massing studies, transportation plans; coordinates signage and wayfinding; coordinates municipal zoning approvals; works with neighborhoods and special interest groups, and participates in joint University/Community planning efforts. Mr. Brown is also currently serving as the Wisconsin Chapter representative on the national American Society of Landscape Architects’ Board of Trustees.

Missy Nergard

Position title: Director of Sustainability (temporarily providing oversight to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve)

Email: missy.nergard@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-6769

Dr. Missy Nergard has 25 years of experience in higher education and sustainability. She is recognized for building collaborations between campus and the community to address the principles of sustainability: social equity and justice, the stewardship of natural resources, and the development of strong economies. These values are core to the mission of higher education.

Laura Wyatt

Position title: Assistant Director, Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Email: laura.wyatt@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-9275

Laura Wyatt works cooperatively with the director in creating work plans, budgets, and grant proposals and manages day-to-day operations of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. She has a M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis on woody plants from the UW-Madison, 15+ years of natural areas management experience and is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

Adam Gundlach

Position title: Field Projects Coordinator

Email: adam.gundlach@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-220-3482

Adam Gundlach coordinates land management activities in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, including invasive species monitoring and control, prescribed fire planning and implementation, and site amenity stewardship. He also assists fellow Preserve staff in facilitating academic use of the Preserve by UW-Madison students and faculty. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison.

Bryn Scriver

Position title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Email: bryn.scriver@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-220-5560

Bryn Scriver recruits and supervises volunteers in land management work in the Preserve, performs outreach through the Preserve website, social media sites and electronic newsletter, and provides administrative support to the Preserve Director and the Preserve Committee. She has a M.S. in Land Resources from the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and more than 10 years of land management experience.

Max Derleth

Position title: Student Natural Area Assistant

Email: mdderleth@wisc.edu

Ben Kotte

Position title: Student Natural Area Assistant

Email: bkotte@wisc.edu

Lily Shayegan

Position title: Student Natural Area Assistant

Email: lily.shayegan@wisc.edu

Nick Wandschneider

Position title: Student Natural Area Assistant

Email: nwandschneid@wisc.edu