Steering Team

The LSC Steering Team members guide the current and future direction of the Lake Superior Collaborative by providing direction, support, and guidance to the coordinator, planning and assisting with events, developing the multi-year LSC Action Plan, and encouraging LSC partnerships within their respective organization. Steering Team members also identify funding sources that allow the Collaborative to carry out its work, and advocate for continued collaboration among Collaborative member organizations.


Current Steering Team Members



Chris Borden, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Resource Conservationist / Program Liaison






Valerie Damstra, Northland College

Operations Manager, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation






Alex Faber, Superior Rivers Watershed Association

Executive Director






MaryJo Gingras, Ashland County Land & Water Conservation Department

Ashland County Conservationist





Cherie Hagen, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Lake Superior Basin Supervisor, Office of Great Waters





Gary Haughn, Natural Resources Conservation Service

District Conservationist, Ashland Field Office




Sara Hudson, City of Ashland

Director of Parks and Recreation






Kyle Magyera, Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Local Government Outreach Specialist





Jennifer Maziasz, U.S. Forest Service

Land Planner, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest





Naomi Tillison, Bad River Tribe

Director, Natural Resources Department

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