Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.


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New SEWISC Board of Directors

In January we extended tremendous gratitude to newly retired Board Member Steve Klock for his commitment to our mission and for the enthusiasm he shared throughout his 6-year term of service. New 2017 Board additions include one Director and one Student Director who will each serve initial three-year terms:

fie thao 125Fie Thao was born in Waterloo, Ontario. He moved to Milwaukee in 1999 and attended Hawley Environmental School which sparked his interest in nature. Fie graduated from Milwaukee School of Languages in 2014 and is currently enrolled in MATC’s Arbory and Horticulture program. His experience inludes trail building and maintenance along with invasive species control through his involvement with the  Student Conservation Association and Cream City Conservation and Consulting. Fie enjoys camping, fishing, music and walking the trails of the Milwaukee County Parks.


jeff veglahn 125Jeff Veglahn was born and raised in La Crosse where he enjoyed the equisite ecology of the Mississippi River and area wetlands. He received a B.S. in Ecology from Winona State University and after graduating in 2009, Jeff and his wife moved to Milwaukee. He currently works for the Urban Ecology Center as Land Steward for the Menomonee Valley branch. Jeff’s favorite activities include cooking (eating), fishing, and exploring personal faith based disciplines.