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


Dan Adams, Harbor District, Inc.

Vice President

Robert Peschel, The Sigma Group


Molly Duffy, Blood Center of Wisconsin

Secretary/Past President

Mike Brady, Story Hill Neighborhood Association

Past President

Bruce Keyes, Foley & Lardner LLP


Steve Brachman, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin

Eddee Daniel, Urban Wilderness Photography

Barbra A. Fagan, MS, Froedtert Health

Jerome Flogel, MMSD

Caressa Givens, Local Artist & Wisconsin Bike Fed

Tom Metcalfe, WE Energies

Laura Mueller, Pabst Theater

Mark Plichta, Foley & Lardner LLP

Mirtha Sosa, Wisconsin Bike Fed

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

Chris Steinkamp, Urban Ecology Center

Sarah Zarate, Alderman Murphy's Office

Corey Zetts, Menomonee Valley Partners

Wisconsin DNR Trail Manager

Melissa Cook