Meet our Staff

General Contacts

Heidi ZoerbAssociate Dean for External Relations and Advancement, oversees the college’s external relations efforts, leads the CALS communications team, works with the UW Foundation to advance the college’s development priorities, and advises the dean on matters related to the college’s public image and relationships with stakeholders.
(608) 262-4849 – heidi.zoerb@wisc.edu – 146C Agricultural Hall

News and Media Relations

Nicole MillerNews Manager, writes news releases, magazine articles and other stories about the college. She’s in charge of distributing CALS news stories, as well as sharing faculty and staff news via the eCALS web page and e-newsletter. She also serves as the office’s primary media contact.
(608) 262-3636 – nicole.miller@wisc.edu – 136A Agricultural Hall

Michael King, Visual Communications Specialist, is responsible for producing photographic, multimedia and written content for the college’s news service, websites, Grow magazine and other communications outlets.
(608) 263- 4781 – michael.p.king@wisc.edu – 136 Agricultural Hall

Caroline Schneider, Communication Specialist, writes news releases, magazine articles and other stories about CALS. She also manages the college’s social media sites (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and maintains news content on the main CALS web page and the CALS News web page.
(608) 262-3172 – caroline.schneider@wisc.edu – 136 Agricultural Hall

Jori Skalitzky, Communications Specialist, helps share faculty and staff news via the eCALS web page and e-newsletter. She also writes news releases, magazine articles and other stories about CALS.
jori.skalitzky@wisc.edu – 136 Agricultural Hall

Publications

Nik HawkinsPublications Manager, is the editor of Grow magazine, the CALS life sciences and alumni magazine, and CALS Connection, the college’s e-newsletter for alumni. He also manages and edits a variety of special projects, including development communications, and serves as back-up photographer.
(608) 890-3912 – nik.hawkins@wisc.edu – 146B Agricultural Hall

Janelle Jordan Naab, Graphic Designer, is responsible for the design and layout of Grow magazine and other CALS publications. Her duties also include developing and producing a wide range of print and digital materials that preserve the college’s identity and branding.
(608) 262-1988 – janelle.jordannaab@wisc.edu – 146F Agricultural Hall

Development and Stakeholder Relations

Kara Luedtke, Project Manager, serves as project manager to college-level priority projects, supports programs to advance the college’s development priorities, and works with alumni and stakeholder groups.
(608) 890-2999 – kara.luedtke@wisc.edu – 136 Agricultural Hall

Nikki Wykowski, Development Specialist, helps coordinate special events to strengthen the college’s ties with alumni, stakeholders and the community, works on advancement and development priorities, works with the college’s Board of Visitors, and supports the administrative functions of the department.
(608) 262-1461 – nikki.wykowski@wisc.edu – 136 Agricultural Hall

Development Staff

Annie Engebretson, Vice President and Managing Director of Development at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. 
(608) 308-5312 – andrea.engebretson@supportuw.org

Brandi Funk, Director of Development at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. 
(608) 308-5204 – brandi.funk@supportuw.org

David Heinrich, Leadership Annual Giving Officer at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
(608) 308-5369 – david.heinrich@supportuw.org

Annie LouisDevelopment Program Specialist at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
(608) 308-5523 – annie.louis@supportuw.org

Brooke Mulvaney, Senior Development Program Manager at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
(608) 308-5330 – brooke.mulvaney@supportuw.org

Jodi WickhamSenior Director of Development at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. 
(608) 308-5315 – jodi.wickham@supportuw.org