Birch Creek Board of Trustees & Administrative Staff

Board of Trustees

Birch Creek is governed by a twenty-member board selected to serve three-year terms. Trustees are Door County residents identified for their accomplishments in the arts, humanities, business, education or public service. The board includes members from urban and rural areas across Door County and from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Board members set policy for Birch Creek and work with the executive director to approve budgets annually.

Executive Committee

  • Barbara Flint, President
  • Sam Carmen, Vice President
  • Mary Moster, Secretary
  • Steve Gomoll, Treasurer
  • Jane Berg, Past President



  • Christine Bridenhagen
  • Miriam Erickson
  • Joan Guasta
  • Patti Hedeen
  • Lyn Huber, President, The Associates
  • Jan Johnson
  • Brian Pertl
  • Lolly Ratajczak
  • Louise Rogers
  • Cynthia Stiehl
  • Karen Utnehmer
  • Tom Young

Administrative Staff

Please use the "Contact" page on this Web site if you wish to contact Administrative Staff.


Mary Hall, Registrar

Mary Hall joined Birch Creek's year-round staff in October 2010 as Office Manager / Registrar. Mary graduated magna cum laude from Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied music (voice). Her 10 years of experience at the Door County Maritime Museum and music background makes her well-suited for the position. As well, Mary is the Choir Director at Hope Church, Sturgeon Bay, and her volunteer activities as an actress and performer with Isadoora Theatre Company bring added dimensions to her role at Birch Creek.

Ann Johnson, Director of Administration

A member of the Birch Creek team since 2001, Ann's experience ranges from teaching at the post-secondary level to private sector and non-profit treasury management. Ann holds degrees in linguistics and business management from Loyola University, Chicago, and currently serves on the Treasury Management Team funding the worldwide mission outreach of the Moravian Church in North America.

Kate Rericha, Director of Grants

A leading grants administrator and grant writer for nonprofit organizations in the arts, health and human service, and public education, Kate Rericha is an arts educator with over forty years of experience in a variety of environments including PK-12 public and
private education, technical college, and nursing home program administration. Kate holds a Bachelor of Art Education degree from UW-Oshkosh with a minor in English. As Secretary of the Board of the Egg Harbor Business Association and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Arts Wisconsin (Madison), Kate serves her local community through board leadership and her state community through arts advocacy and program evaluation. She has been with Birch Creek since 2005.

John Schoneman, Marketing Associate

John joined Birch Creek as an interim Marketing Associate in 2015. A recent graduate in Arts Management from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, John was heavily involved in music promotion and production at his school. He served as the Alternative Sounds Coordinator with Centertainment Productions, a student run organization, and ran many successful events on his campus. John also held a promotions internship with the UWSP Department of Music,  and most recently he completed a full time internship in Minneapolis with the radio promotions company, Tinderbox Music.