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a man wearing a ball cap smiles a woman with fair skin and short blonde hair Marcia Salm Hanna Edelglass
Acting President:
Jerry Corfman
Vice President:
Maria Lynch
Marcia Salm
Scott Umland
Press Secretary:
Hanna Edelglass
Past Presidents: Tom Ward, Gene Weyer, John S. Durbrow
Ron Gerrits, Dir, Bullhead Lake
Brian Robley, Dir, Carstens Lake
Josh Knuth, Dir, Cedar Lake
(Cedar alternates: Phil Knauf, Richard Jens)
[vacant] Dir, English Lake
Richard Blashka, Dir, Gass Lake
Dan Dufek, Harpt and Tuma Lakes
Gene Weyer, Dir, Hartlaub Lake
Robert Christian, Dir, Horseshoe Lake
John S. Durbrow, Dir, Lake Michigan
Chuck Kiehn, Dir, Long Lake
Jerry Gospodarek, Dir, Pigeon Lake
Jaret Paltzer, Dir, Silver Lake
[vacant] Dir. Spring Lake
Tom Payne, Dir, Wilke Lake

Meet the Officers for 2022

Jerry Corfman (bio coming soon)

Maria Lynch has lived on Little Pigeon Lake since 2020. In January 2019, Maria moved into Manitowoc County after retiring primarily as a middle school art teacher for 25 years. She had been in the teaching profession for over 37 years and has taught students of all ages, including adults and teachers. Teaching within many disciplines including environmental science, she has a variety of experience and expertise. As an avid outdoor enthusiast and water bug, Maria enjoys all nature activities especially those that deal with water, such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. She feels that water quality and the care of this precious resource should be a top priority for everyone.

Marcia Salm has been a property owner on Carstens Lake since 2011. Carstens Lake residents are a close neighborly group who share a deep concern for the health of the lake. From these residents Marcia has learned the history of the lake and how the water quality has changed over the years. By kayaking, she has experienced how invasive species are a detriment to fully enjoying water activities. Under the guidance of Brian Robley, Director of Carstens Lake, she has learned the value of maintaining the boat cleaning station and the importance of keeping the boat landing area clean. She is looking forward to using Tom Ward’s training as an Aquatic Invasive Species monitor.

Scott Umland has been an independent insurance agent since 1977. Scott and his wife Jane purchased a property on Wilke Lake in 2011 and now call Wilke Lake their home. Scott enjoys many outdoor activities and learned about the importance of MCLA by attending MCLA meetings and having discussions with others involved. This created the interest in becoming more active in MCLA.

Hanna Edelglass has lived locally on Lake Michigan since 2014. In an effort to connect with others and help preserve our beautiful surroundings, she began attending MCLA meetings, sending announcements and summaries of our meetings to local papers and WPR. She has two sons and a daughter, all living in the watershed area of the Great Lakes.


Updated: June 10, 2022 — 9:05 am