Woldumar Nature Association Staff
Patrick Reichel - Naturalist & Guest Services
Kevin Feldpausch - Groundskeeper (Volunteer)
Woldumar Nature Association Board of Directors
Melissa Phipps - Chair
Melissa is employed by General Motors as an Environmental Engineer at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant. In addition to her experience with environmental compliance, she has a passion for sustainability and recently completed her M.S. in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin. In her free time she enjoys outdoor sports, reading and knitting.
Jason Wilkinson - Vice Chair
Jason works for the State of Michigan and is also an officer in the Navy Reserve. His family loves to stay connected with Woldumar, which is literally in their backyard.
Randy Flick - Secretary
Public Relations Committee
Randy is an award winning Digital Media Producer at Cheeney Media Concepts in Lansing MI. With 19 years of experience, Randy has specialized in project management, producing/directing, live and studio videography, photography, live-streaming, and editing and has produced content for organizations such as ABC, NBC, PBS, Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan State University. In his free time, he enjoys reading and collecting Marvel comics.
Stephaney Guild - Treasurer
Stephaney first discovered Woldumar as a Fisheries and Wildlife Management student at MSU. A few years later she was hired to head up Woldumar's Project GREEN, a collaborative effort between Woldumar and General Motors to bring water quality education to area students. Stephaney currently lives in Lansing and works as a bookkeeper for the Meridian Township Treasurer.
Zachary Behler - Board Member
Executive Committee / Public Relations Committee
Zachary Behler is an Assistant General Counsel at Michigan State University where he practices in the areas of intellectual property law, technology transfer, and litigation. Zachary received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and International Relations from Michigan State University with high honors in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006 where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He is a member of both Michigan and Wisconsin State Bar.
Judy Gigante - Board Member
Volunteer Coordinator, Grounds & Facilities Committee, Fund Development Committee
Judy is a graduate of MSU & retired from Electronic Data Systems in 2003 after 18 years. She has been an active volunteer at Woldumar in various capacities since 2005. Currently volunteering as Volunteer Coordinator and an active member of Woldumar's Grounds and Facilities Committee. In her spare time she golfs, travels and spends time with her grandchildren.
Alaina Nelson - Board Member
Grounds & Facilities Committee
Alaina Nelson is an associate attorney at Foster Swift Collins & Smith and practices in Trusts & Estates. Alaina lives in Lansing with her husband and dog. In her free time, Alaina enjoys kayaking and looking after her house plants.
Julie Pfeifle - Board Member
Julie is a tax partner with Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC. She has over 17 years of accounting experience and works with a number of non-profit organizations. In her free-time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and travelling.
Kevin Goodwin - Board Member
Fund Development Committee
Kevin is an Aquatic Biology Specialist for Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy where he has worked monitoring and reporting on water quality in streams, inland lakes, wetlands, and the Great Lakes around the state for over 20 years. Michigan's water resources are unparalleled and he feels fortunate to have a role in their protection. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hunting, mountain biking, and spending time outside (or inside) with his family.