Board of Directors
|Vice President||Don Greenwood|
TENURE OF DIRECTORS
|3 Year Terms||Bill Gartner & Steve Williamson|
|2 Year Terms||Bob Salzer & Mark Cupp|
|1 Year Term||Grace Rajnovich, Richard Cupp & Don Greenwood|
Mark Cupp is the Executive Director of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. The Riverway Board is one of the smallest state agencies in Wisconsin and is charged with administration of a unique set of regulations designed to protect and preserve the scenic beauty and natural character of the final 92 miles of the Wisconsin River. Mr. Cupp has served as Executive Director of the Riverway Board since its inception in 1989. Prior to accepting his current position, Mr. Cupp served on the staffs of two Republican legislators from southwestern Wisconsin and was a key player in the legislative negotiations leading to creation of the Riverway. One aspect of his Riverway duties is to assure archeological and historical sites that contribute to the natural character of the lower Wisconsin River valley are protected and preserved.
Donald Greenwood is a long time resident of Spring Green in Sauk County. He has served on numerous boards in his community and is currently the Sauk County Representative on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois as an English major. He is a former editor of the Home News in Spring Green, and has had a long-term interest in the natural and cultural landscape of the Upper Midwest, with a special focus on the effigy mound builders. He is involved in the ongoing work of CLL in protecting and preserving the archaeological and historical sites in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley.
Richard Cupp is a small business owner who resides with his family on the banks of the Wisconsin River near Blue River. He is completing his undergraduate work in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Richard has volunteered many hours on behalf of CLL and has been instrumental in maintenance of trails at mound groups in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway; notably the Shadewald Group, Dingman Group and Shaefer Group.
William Gartner is currently an instructor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has long been interested in native peoples and landscapes of eastern North America and has also worked in the Andes, the Caribbean and Scandinavia. His Masters thesis work was on the geoarchaeology of the Gottschall Rockshelter. His recently completed PhD dissertation is entitled “Raised Field Landscapes of Native North America”. He is also the proud new father of Olivia Christine.
Grace Rajnovich has a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in Anthropology from Michigan State University. She has worked for many years with the public to protect archaeological resources, including 16 years as a regional/field archaeologist for the Ontariogovernment in Northwestern Ontario. She has many publications including the award-winning “Reading Rock Art – Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield”. She has worked at the Gottschall site in southwestern Wisconsin for 11 seasons and is co-author, with Bob Salzer, of “The Gottschall Rockshelter – An Archaeological Mystery”.
Bob Salzer is Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at Beloit College and is Senior Research Associate in North American Archaeology at the Logan Museum of Anthropology. He graduated from high school in Wausau, Wisconsin, received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has published many articles in scholarly journals and a book on his long-term and on-going research at the Gottschall rock art site in southwesternWisconsin. He served on the Wild Rivers Planning and Steering Committee in Wisconsin and has actively engaged in the writing of laws to protect prehistoric burial and rock art sites in the state. He served for 10 years on the Wisconsin Historic Sites Preservation Review Board and the Burial Sites Preservation Board.
Frank Shadewald is retired from his careers in agriculture and as an engineering instructor at Southwestern Wisconsin Technical College. His avocation in archeology relates to the many mounds that were located on his property in the Town of Eagle, Richland County; a farm that was in the family for generations was sold to the Ho-Chunk Nation in 1994. The farm is the current location of the Ho-Chunk Nation Bison Ranch. Several mounds are extant on the property. In 1998, Frank purchased a neighboring tract of land that contains many mounds and has worked diligently to protect the archeological features on Frank’s Hill. In October of 2008, both the east ridge and west ridge were added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frank is one of the founding members of CLL and is returning for his second tour as a member of the Board of Directors.