About the Friends

The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and maintaining the Hank Aaron State Trail. The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail is a is a local group of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.


The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail is a non-profit dedicated to sustaining, promoting and enhancing the Hank Aaron State Trail, creating a lasting legacy for present and future generations.


We bring life to the Hank Aaron State Trail by:

  • Fostering community connections
  • Promoting outdoor activity
  • Cultivating a sense of exploration
  • Inspiring Awareness of the environment
  • And creating unique experiences

Board of Directors


Mike Brady, Story Hill Neighborhood Association

Vice President

Robert Peschel, The Sigma Group


Judy Krause, Urban Ecology Center


Karen Sands, MMSD

Past President

Bruce Keyes, Foley & Lardner LLP


Dan Adams, Harbor District

Steve Brachman, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin

Eddee Daniel, Urban Wilderness Photography

Barbra A. Fagan, MS, Froedtert Health

Kaye Garcia, Potawatomi Foundation

Tom Metcalfe, WE Energies

Laura Mueller, Pabst Theater

Judy Springer, Ph.D., Milwaukee Area Technical College

Jackie Timm, Thomson Reuters

Peggy Romo West, Milwaukee County Supervisor

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Larri Sue Jacquart

Wisconsin DNR Trail Manager

Melissa Cook