Our Vision and Mission:
REACH strives to bring about positive, lasting change in the lives of Waupun area youth.
REACH commits to improving the physical, social, emotional, and economic health and well-being of Waupun area youth through building relationships and providing opportunities.
Meet the Team
Board of Directors
President: Kim Venhuizen - SIA Insurance
Vice President: Darian Schmitz - WASD
Treasurer: Sharon Bos - NBW Bank
Secretary: Mark Buteyn - CWC
Board Member: Terri Respalje - Waupun Food Pantry
Board Member: Faye Henderson - WASD
Board Member: Amber McLinn - WASD
Board Member: BJ DeMaa - Waupun Fire Department
Board Member: Doreen Hartgerink - Horicon Bank
Board Member: Kyle Hunter - SSM Health
Executive Director - Laura Hoekstra
Mentor Program Coordinator - Ellie Tenpas
Marketing & Event Coordinator - Ellie Tenpas
Kim Venhuizen - Board President
Kim and her husband Jon have lived in Waupun since they married in 2008. They have two kids, Ryker (8) and Jaina (6). Kim works for SIA Insurance Services.
"We have found so many blessings living in Waupun, yet in our spare time we like to adventure with our kids in some of Wisconsin's cities! In my spare-time I enjoy hanging out with my family & friends, reading, working out and being outside."
Darian Schmitz - Board Vice President
Darian grew up in Rosendale, but currently lives in Waupun with her husband and their two puppies. "It doesn't really matter what we are doing, because as long as we are together we are enjoying ourselves."
Darian attended Laconia High School, and then achieved her undergraduate degree at the University of Oshkosh and her master's degree from Lakeland University. Currently, Darian works for the Waupun Area School District as family advocate and a school counselor.
"I absolutely love my positions, because I get to work with kiddos and their families to ensure their life inside and outside of school is the best it can be."
Mark Buteyn - Board Secretary
Mark has lived in Waupun his entire life and has worked at Central Wisconsin Christian as a classroom teacher and more recently as administrator. Mark and his wife, Dianne, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. I became involved in REACH almost four years ago through the mentoring program, and about the same time was invited to serve on the Board. I appreciate the focus of REACH on building relationships as a means for significant change in one's community. If we can do that one person at a time, we will see great results."
Terri Respalje - Board Member
Terri runs the Waupun Food Pantry and has for the last 20 years. She has 4 incredible children, whom she loves to spend time with and most of all, laugh. She is proud to be a member of the Oneida Nation. Terri has a passion for working with Native Americans on different Reservations in the US, loves to travel, and is constantly learning about Native American culture and history. A few hobbies of Terri's include reading, exploring new land, and walking her goofy dog.
BJ DeMaa - Board Member
B.J. is a lifelong resident of the Waupun area and graduated from Waupun High School in 1996.
"God has blessed me with a beautiful and amazing wife, Katie, along with 2 daughters, Kaylin and Brianna. I love spending time away with my family and watching my daughters participate in the passions they have. My hobbies include occasional golf and anything related to the Waupun Fire Department."
Faye Henderson - Board Member
Faye grew up on a farm outside of Waupun, and lives in town today. Faye works at Rock River Intermediate School assisting in coordinating the Before and After School Kids programs. Her two daughters, Danielle and Madelyn, were raised here and also graduated from Waupun High School. Faye and her husband Scott enjoy time with family and anytime they can get outdoors they like to bike, hike, fish or walk our dogs.
Kyle Hunter - Board Member
Kyle is a Registered Nurse by background, but has stepped away from bedside care for the most part to work in administration. Kyle's husband works for the Department of Corrections. Together they have two daughters, both in college, studying nursing and communications respectively.
Kyle says, "We like to be adventurous as a family and do outdoor activities. But, we also sometimes just like to play board games and watch a movie."
Doreen Hartgerink - Board Member
Doreen was born in Waupun, graduated from Middleton High School in 1985 and later moved back to Waupun where her husband Paul has been a lifelong resident. They have one son Zach, a daughter Samantha, son-in-law Josh and granddaughter Sutton. Doreen is the SVP of Human Resources for Horicon Bank where she has worked for the past 22 years. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, going up north to their cottage, boating, golfing, and snowmobiling.
Amber McClinn - Board Member
Amber and her husband Shawn live in Waupun with their four children; Justin, Josh, Jaron, and Jadyn. As a family, they enjoy traveling, exploring new places, and just hanging out together. Much of their time is also spent at the various sporting events that the kids are involved in.
Amber works for the Waupun Area School District as the MVP ASK/ Family Resource Coordinator, where she was part of an initial group that brainstormed ways to address needs and bridge gaps within our community, out of which REACH was born.