by Adam Hinterthuer
The past year, longtime members of our CFL family, both at Hasler Lab and Trout Lake Station, moved on to greener pastures – or bluer waters.
Carol Jenkins-Espinosa, who had mastered the art of university purchasing as our financial specialist, decided to take a much-deserved break from number crunching. CFL assistant director, Marilyn Larsen, left Hasler Lab and headed north to Rhinelander to see what all the fuss was about. Trout Lake Station coordinator, Pam Fashingbauer, stayed up north, but retired to a different lake. Pam Montz handed the LTER researcher reins to Carol Warden so she could spend more time with her kayak and mountain bike.
In the wake of these changes, new people joined both labs to fill the void. John Burmaster has taken on the financial specialist role. Monet Hutchins is the CFL’s new assistant director, based at Hasler Lab. And Amber Mrnak is Trout Lake Station’s new coordinator and first-time-ever outreach coordinator. Here’s more about the newest members of our team.
What’s your favorite lake? Gem Lake (family cabin lake in northern Wisconsin)
How do you like to spend your time when you’re on a lake? Fishing
What do you like doing when you have to be on land? If I must be on land, I enjoy playing outside with my kids.
What’s your favorite lake? Lake Michigan
How do you like to spend your time when you’re on a lake? Swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing…
What do you like doing when you have to be on land? Playing outside & biking with my daughter, working in our garden, cooking, reading.
What’s your favorite lake? Post Lake is one of my favorites – I grew up visiting Post Lake with my family
How do you like to spend your time when you’re on a lake? Musky fishing with my husband!
What do you like doing when you have to be on land? I enjoy gardening and sitting around a campfire.