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a man wearing a ball cap smiles a woman with fair skin and short blonde hair Marcia Salm Roger Vander Logt
Jerry Corfman
Vice President:
Maria Lynch
Marcia Salm
Scott Umland
Press Secretary:
Roger Vander Logt
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
Brett Hubbartt, Dir, Silver Lake
[vacant] Dir. Spring Lake
Fred Ruszkiewicz, Dir, Wilke Lake

Meet the Officers for 2024

Jerry Corfman has been associated with Wilke Lake in Manitowoc County for over 50 years after learning how to water ski there in 1971. He has been involved with the Wilke Lake Advancement Association for 40 years, volunteering on numerous committees as well as serving as Association president for 10 years. Jerry and his wife Pam became year-round members of Wilke Lake shortly after the straight line wind storm pummeled St. Nazianz (as well as their seasonal cottage) in May of 2000. In the early 2000s Jerry became involved with the Manitowoc County Lakes Association and in 2004 the Corfmans became one of six shoreline buffer demonstration sites in the county as part of their involvement with MCLA. They continue to maintain that site and Jerry does not mind mowing less lawn because of it. Jerry held treasurer and vice president positions in MCLA before assuming the duties of President after the retirement of Tom Ward in the summer of 2021. He enjoys listening to and observing nature during his early morning canoe trips around Wilke Lake.

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.

Roger Vander Logt has been involved in conservation since he was old enough to walk. He became a member of the Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club at the age of 12 and was their President at 18. Roger was a Hunter Education instructor for 20 years, State President of WHEIA, Secretary for WHEIA, and a Director. He is presently a Patron Life Member of the NRA, Volunteer for the NRA-ILA Grassroots and Frontlines, Life Member of NEWGLSF, Manitowoc County Fish & Game, and Wisconsin Deerhunters.

Roger is also a member of the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association and has in the past created articles for the HTR and the Sportsman Spot radio show on WCUB. He was the Fishing Manager of the Fishing Network on CUB Sport Radio for many years.  For the last 4 years, he has been the County Secretary of the County Fish & Game.

Roger retired from truck driving after many years and is now driving for Assist to Transport (ATT) in Manitowoc, helping others to get to their medical appointments.  Roger, together with his son Jeff and grandson Braxton, started VL Outdoor Media, LLC many years ago and have been active in IL and WI.  The three of them are press members of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).


Updated: February 18, 2024 — 2:03 pm