Byron Forest Preserve District



Staff Directory


Todd Tucker

Executive Director
815-234-8535 ext. 222
E-mail Todd Tucker

Michelle Gerke, CPRP

Admin. Svcs Coord. and FOIA/OMA Officer
815-234-8535 ext. 224
E-mail Michelle Gerke

Shawn McCammond

Supt. of Finance / HR.
815-234-8535 ext. 204
E-mail Shawn McCammond

Raul Leon

Receptionist / Facility Manager
815-234-8535 ext. 200
E-mail Raul Leon

Ruth Gibson

815-234-8535 ext. 214

Bill Free

Building Supervisor

Michael Daleiden

Building Supervisor

Steve Keene

Building Supervisor


Mark Herman

Education Superintendent
815-234-8535 x217
E-mail Mark Herman

Janet Dahlberg

Asst. Supt. of Education
815-234-8535 x232
E-mail Janet Dahlberg

Crystal Frisk

Preschool Teacher
815-234-8535 x205
E-mail Crystal Frisk

Crystal Ashelford

Preschool Assistant
815-234-8535 ext. 203

Vicki Funke

Observatory / Field Trip Guide
815-234-8535 ext. 203

Colleen Hardenbrook

Teaching Assistant

Tara Linhart

Preschool Assistant
815-234-8535 x203

Susan Kleiman

Teaching Assistant

PrairieView Golf Club

Matt Henkel

Golf Course Superintendent / General Manager
815-234-8535 ext. 211
E-mail Matt Henkel

Scott deOliveira

Assistant General Manager
E-mail Scott deOliveira

Mike Brown

Assistant Golf Superintendent
815-234-8535 ext. 208
E-mail Mike Brown

Andrew Schlupp

PGA Golf Pro
815-234-4653 ext. 253
E-mail Andrew Schlupp

Julie Whetsel

Food Service Manager
815-234-4653 ext. 255
E-mail Julie Whetsel

Ashlee Jaborek

Asst. Food Service Mgr.
E-mail Ashlee Jaborek

Nick Schoenhard

PrairieFire Bar Service Mgr.
E-mail Nick Schoenhard

Keith Willing

E-mail Keith Willing

Restoration / Maintenance

Russell Brunner

Superintendent of Restoration/Maintenance
815-234-8535 ext. 219
E-mail Russell Brunner

Austin Webb

Assistant Superintendent of Restoration/Maintenance
815-234-8535 x221
E-mail Austin Webb

Lauren Marks

Restoration Technician
815-234-8535 x221
E-mail Lauren Marks

Greg Keilback

Restoration Technician
E-mail Greg Keilback

Tim McDaniel

Mechanic/Building & Grounds Laborer
815-234-8535 ext. 210
E-mail Tim McDaniel

Total Compensation Package Information

The goal of the Byron Forest Preserve's compensation program is to assure that the Forest Preserve is maintaining a compensation and benefit program that attracts and retains capable and career-oriented employees while continuing to pay competitive wages and benefits for like work in the marketplace.

Pursuant to the requirements of 5 ILCS 120/7.3, we have made available in our Human Resource Department, 7993 North River Road, Byron, Illinois, a list of all employees having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year. For the purpose of this statute, Total Compensation includes salary, health insurance, housing allowance, vehicle allowance, clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days and sick days.