Who We Are

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Who We Are

We are a small but scrappy group of diverse professionals who support you and the technology you use every day! We help educators integrate technology into their programming efforts.

Deanna Schneider

Interim Director of Educational Technology Support

Deanna began her career with UW-Extension in 1995 as a Dane County Youth Development Adviser. Deanna spent 25 years specializing in building tools for the central collection and analysis of data. Her notable projects include Recording Results and workflow tools used to support hiring and professional development. She is now focused on providing leadership for ETS as we align our services with the needs of programs. Deanna has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and a Masters in Data Science at UW-Eau Claire.

Kevin Graeme

Information Architect and IT Strategist

This involves using words like “strategic planning” and “systems design” for wrangling how a complex and decentralized organization like Extension manages online information for public and internal websites. Additionally, he is responsible for the administration of SharePoint and other application platforms. He has also served as chair of the Extension Committee on Academic Staff Issues and provided leadership in policy transition for the Cooperative Extension merger with UW-Madison.

Eric Schuck

Educational Application Support Specialist

Our dedicated Educational Application Support Specialist assists faculty and staff to better facilitate engagement with stakeholders across the state, including our own internal clientele. Eric also provides advice and guidance for integrating holistic 360-degree lifelong learner educational technology practices and principles into our colleagues’ work. Eric is dedicated to finding new ways to optimize synergies and leverage our unique position as the embodiment of The Wisconsin Idea in an increasingly digital native and mobile-friendly environment. You may recognize him as the co-host of Megan and Eric IN THE MORNING! and from the Spam Du Jour email in your Inbox.

Christine Rybak

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Specialist

Christine has been involved in public education since 1994, working as a middle school teacher, Instructional Technology Coach, and mentor. She leads the instructional design team, and administers Extension’s online learning management system, along with helping educators design and build technology-rich courses for diverse audiences. Christine has a Bachelor of Science in Education from UW-LaCrosse, a Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

Megan Wecker

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Specialist

Megan’s passion for teaching and learning has taken her through various positions within Extension since 2009. She started as a Summer AmeriCorps VISTA and found her Educational Technology Support home in 2015. During that time she worked in several counties and with all of the program areas of the time. Megan has visited fifty-six counties since she started with Extension and has dedicated her time with ETS to making educational solutions that work in counties. You may recognize her from Tech Tuesdays or other ongoing ETS training.

Tony Roman

Systems Support Specialist

Tony helps colleagues to embrace what’s fun and useful out in the technological clutter we deal with in our daily lives.  In his current role as part of the EdTech team has him helping his colleagues to more effectively use technology to collaborate with one another and reach their audiences in new and exciting ways. Tony has been with Cooperative Extension since 2004 as a member of the Educational Technology Support team.

Chrissy Dillhunt

Web Designer

Chrissy Dillhunt is a web designer who strives to create quality websites that reflect Extension’s educational goals. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Jason LeMahieu

Senior Software Engineer

Jason is a Senior Software Engineer who focuses on developing and maintaining the infrastructure behind Extension’s public web presence. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and graduated with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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