Our Staff


Todd Tucker

Executive Director

Michelle Gerke, CPRP

Admin. Svcs Coord. and FOIA/OMA Officer

Shawn McCammond

Supt. of Finance / HR.

Raul Leon

Receptionist / Facility Manager

Ruth Gibson


Bill Free

Building Supervisor

Michael Daleiden

Building Supervisor

Steve Keene

Building Supervisor

Mark Herman

Education Superintendent

Janet Dahlberg

Asst. Supt. of Education

Crystal Frisk

Preschool Teacher

Crystal Ashelford

Preschool Assistant

Vicki Funke

Vicki Funke

Colleen Hardenbrook

Teaching Assistant

Tara Linhart

Preschool Assistant

Susan Kleiman

Teaching Assistant
PrairieView Golf Club / PrairieFire Golf & Grill

Matt Henkel

Golf Course Superintendent / General Manager

Scott deOliveira

Assistant General Manager

Nick Schoenhard

Bar Service Manager

Mike Brown

Assistant Golf Superintendent

Keith Willing


Andrew Schlupp

PGA Golf Pro

Julie Whetsel

Food Service Manager

Ashlee Jaborek

Asst. Food Service Mgr.
Restoration / Maintenance

Russell Brunner

Superintendent of Restoration/Maintenance

Austin Webb

Assistant Superintendent of Restoration/Maintenance

Lauren Marks

Restoration Technician

Greg Keilback

Restoration Technician

Tim McDaniel

Mechanic/Building & Grounds Laborer

Total Compensation Package

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.