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Meet the Directors

DISTRICT 1 - TOWNSHIPS OF HILL, RIB LAKE, SPIRIT & TOMAHAWK

Mark Nyberg

 

Mark was elected to the PEC board in 2019. Mark works as a substitute teacher and a Christmas tree grower with Nyberg Tree Farm.

 

He belongs to the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers Association, is president of the First Lutheran Church in Ogema and is a member of the Spirit Historical Association

 

Mark lives in the Town of Spirit

 


DISTRICT 2 - TOWNSHIPS OF CATAWBA, GEORGETOWN, HAWKINS, KENNAN, OGEMA & WESTBORO

.Joan Points

Joan has served on the PEC Board since 2017 and presently serves as Secretary-Treasurer. 

 

Joan is the administrative coordinator at Forest Springs and works as a private piano instructor. She previously worked as the financial secretary at Forest Springs.

 

Joan is a former treasurer, clerk, and president of the Rib Lake School board. She has been a member of the Woodland Community Church in Westboro for 39 years and the accompanist for the Community Ecumenical Choir for 8 years.

 

Joan and her husband live in Westboro.

 


DISTRICT 3 - TOWNSHIPS OF EMERY, HACKETT, KNOX, LYNNE, PRENTICE, SOMO, & WILSON

Ed Hainy

Ed has served as a PEC Director since 2004.  Ed served as Chair for 10 years and presently serves as Vice-Chair. 

 

Ed is a dairy farmer and spends time hunting, woodworking, metalworking, logging, baking, and doing mechanic work.

 

Ed currently serves as the Town of Hackett chairman and is a Price County Equity Cooperative board member. He previously held a seat on the Price County Town Insurance board.

 

Ed and his wife live in the Town of Hackett.   

 


DISTRICT 4 - TOWNSHIP OF WORCESTER

Randy Kunsch

Randy has served as a PEC Director since 2012 and presently serves as Chair.

Randy is retired after being employed for 39 years as a public-school teacher in the State of Wisconsin with the last 28 of those years in Phillips.

He is a parish member of Our Lady of the North, a former Knight of Columbus, and a retired Wisconsin Education Association member. 

Randy and his wife live in the Town of Worcester.


DISTRICT 5 - TOWNSHIPS OF ELK, HARMONY & WINTER

Mitch Meives 

Mitch was elected to the PEC board in 2021.

 

Mitch manages Carpenter Creek Farms and is a welding instructor at Northcentral Technical College (NTC).  Previously, he was a dairy farmer for 22 years.  

 

Mitch also volunteers at his church, with NTC’s Get Smart Youth Program and with the 4-H Club.

 

Mitch and his family live in the Town of Elk.

 

DISTRICT 6 - TOWNSHIPS OF CHIPPEWA, FLAMBEAU, LAKE & SHANAGOLDEN

Karen Newbury

Karen has served as a PEC Director since 2015. Karen also serves on the Dairyland Power Cooperative and Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association boards on behalf of Price Electric.

Karen and her sister have owned and operated Kountry Kafe & Katering in Fifield since 1995.

She has served on the Education Committee for St. Anthony’s School, as a Board Member on the Price County Tavern League and is the current treasurer for the Butternut Trail Midgets ATV Club.  She is a certified ATV safety instructor and teaches a safety class each spring.

Karen and her husband live in the Town of Lake.

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DISTRICT 7 - TOWNSHIPS OF EISENSTEIN & FIFIELD

Bob Hennes

Bob was elected to the PEC board in 2020.

 Now retired, Bob served in many capacities in his 41 years of federal service including District Ranger for the U.S Forest Service overseeing National Forest lands in Price and Taylor counties.   He also served on national incident management teams  responsible for the emergency response to large wildfires and hurricanes across the U.S.  He helped develop/implement the U.S. Forest Service Middle Leadership Development Program and worked as a consultant after retirement. He is a member of the Park Falls Area Community Development Corporation and Park Falls Lions.   He frequently serves as a pianist for local congregations.  

 Bob and his wife live in the Town of Fifield.

 


DISTRICT 8 - TOWNSHIPS OF LAC DU FLAMBEAU, MINOCQUA & SHERMAN

 

Gerald Luke

Gerald has served as a PEC Director since 2014. 

 

Gerald is a retired municipal judge. He also served as the Town Chair of Sherman, Iron County Supervisor and worked as a mechanic at Uhen’s Garage in New Munster, WI for 43 years.

 

A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gerald served with Attack Squadron 215 aboard USS  Hancock and Bon Homme Richard in Vietnam.

 

Gerald lives in the Town of Sherman.

 


DISTRICT 9 - TOWNSHIPS OF AGENDA, GORDON, JACOBS, MERCER, MORSE & PEEKSVILLE

Matt Christianson

Matt was elected to the PEC board in 2020.

 

Now retired, Matt started out as a radar technician in the U.S. Army and afterwards worked as electronic technician for Nicolet Instrument in Madison and lead technician at the Navy’s ELF Transmitter Site in Clam Lake.  Matt finished his career at Flambeau River Papers in Park Falls as an industrial electrician.

 

Matt coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball leagues. He is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glidden and of the Glidden VFW Post 7300.

 

Matt and his wife live in the Town of Jacobs.

 

 

 


 

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