Executive Director
MaryLynn Conter Strack
(262) 681-8527 x1

"Although I've only been with Eco-J since 2020, I'm proud to continue the work that the founding Racine Dominican Sisters began in 2004 - creating healthier people, communities, and ecosystems by connecting people with nature. I'm excited every time I hear staff or board members discuss future ideas, watch children taste a new vegetable for the first time, or see interns learn a new skill like driving the tractor. The mission of the Eco-Justice Center is more vital now than ever before and I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to further that mission." - MaryLynn


Education Program Manager & Developer
Katie Flannery
(262) 681-8527 x2

"My favorite season on the farm is… all of them! Working at Eco-J, I’ve begun to love each new season for the changes they bring and the opportunities for reflection and learning they share!" - Katie


Farm Corps & Property Manager
Aubrey Gordon

"My favorite season on the farm is spring because that's when everything starts to become green again. The spring ephemerals spread throughout the trails begin to bloom and the farm starts to feel more alive again. My personal favorite is the bloodroot patch that we have near the far eastern entrance of the field. I also love being able to start all of our plants from seed and then finally being able to plant them in the ground, knowing that those plants are going to provide people with fresh, chemical-free produce." - Aubrey


Farm Corps Assistant Manager
Alex Weyenberg

“I am excited for the future of our Farm Corps program. We’ve been working hard to get our gardens planned and ready for future seasons and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish. I can’t wait to work with new groups of interns, growing nutrient-dense food for the community and exploring new ways to make our farm more sustainable and efficient.” - Alex


Jeff Appenzeller

"I'm a native of the beautiful driftless area of rural southwest Wisconsin. The bucolic setting of Platteville instilled within me a deep connection to nature and all of its denizens. Even while serving 20 years in the army, it was the opportunity to experience different natural settings that made that experience most rewarding. Having had many varied teaching experiences in the military, I decided to bring my love of the environment into the classroom where I taught elementary school for 20 years in Racine. Retiring, but not ready to quit working, I became the maintenance worker for Eco-Justice Center in 2019. Working here allows me to continue to nurture my love for the environment and allows me to apply the skills I developed in my lifetime." - Jeff


Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Hannah Pardee

"Before working at Eco-J, I never knew that alpacas made climates like Wisconsin home! It has been such a joy to learn about the workings of the farm and its animals and people, and I'm excited to continue learning as the seasons change." - Hannah


Board of Directors:

Stacie Havron, President

Chris Jamieson, Vice President

Laura Feider, Secretary

Steve Oppeneer, Treasurer

S. Gayle Bogdanowitz, OP

Nicole Reid


Many more people donate their time and talent to Eco-J by serving on one of our active committees, which include the Governance, Program, Development, Finance, and Buildings & Grounds Committees.

Are you looking for a way to serve our community? Contact us to learn more about joining a committee or becoming a board member.