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 Trial 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


Jeremy Belot, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors

Laura Bray, Menomonee Valley Partners

Eddee Daniel, Urban Wilderness Photography

Barbra A. Fagan, MS, Froedtert Health

Patrick Fitzgibbons, Cargill

Kristine Hinrichs, Community Volunteer

Keith Holt, Milwaukee Bicycle Works

Joe Kennedy, Hank Aaron Chasing The Dream Foundation

Tom Metcalfe, WE Energies

Christopher St. Clair, City of West Allis

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

Benjamin Sykes, Foley & Lardner LLP

Jackie Timm, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Peggy Romo West, Milwaukee County Supervisor

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Larri Sue Jacquart

Wisconsin DNR Trail Manager

Melissa Cook