WCMA Staff

A Message from the Executive Director

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is growing – both in services and membership -- and it’s all because of our members. To navigate a turbulent economy and challenges with workforce, you’ve spoken clearly to WCMA about how our team can work to assist your businesses.

The results are right here on our website – a members-only directory offering an in-depth dive into our membership from coast to coast. An overview of our services, a calendar of our events, and a list of the free member committees and groups you can join to plug in with your colleagues and the Association team.

WCMA grows and pivots to meet your current needs, so stay in touch! 

Sincerely,

John T. Umhoefer

Staff

  • John Umhoefer
    John Umhoefer
    Executive Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Executive Director
  • Rebekah Sweeney
    Rebekah Sweeney
    Senior Director, Programs & Policy Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Senior Director, Programs & Policy
  • Judy Keller
    Judy Keller
    Senior Director, Events Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Senior Director, Events
  • Grace Atherton
    Grace Atherton
    Communications Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Communications Director
  • Danica Nilsestuen
    Danica Nilsestuen
    Grant & Business Programs Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Grants & Business Programs Director
  • Caitlin Peirick
    Caitlin Peirick
    Events Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Events Director
  • Sara Schmidt
    Sara Schmidt
    Membership Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Membership Director
  • Kirsten Strohmenger
    Kirsten Strohmenger
    Contest Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Contest Director
  • Carah Maier
    Carah Maier
    Business Coordinator Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
    Business Coordinator