August 2018 Backyard Heroes

    Jenifer Cole, Wisconsin Women’s Network Jenifer Cole is the Past President of the Wisconsin Women’s Network, and has served on the board since 2013. Jenifer currently works as a Program and Policy Supervisor for the Department of Children and...

April 2017 Backyard Heroes

Annika Konrad, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired A PhD student and writer, Annika Konrad partnered with the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (WCBVI) to launch “The Outlook from Here,” a blog dedicated to sharing stories of...

December 2016 Backyard Heroes

Nola Pastor, Rape Crisis Center As a volunteer for Nola started volunteering with Rape Crisis Center (RCC), Nola Pastor in the fall of 2015 and works closely with RCC’s GameChangers youth advisory board. She is well-respected by the teens and brings her knowledge of...

April 2016 Backyard Heroes

Mary Beth Elliot, Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter Mary Beth Elliot is a critical piece of the Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter’s work to halt proposed pipeline expansions in Wisconsin. The Sierra Club relies on her to research legalese, put it in simple terms, prepare...