National Office Staff
Jen Ainsworth, Executive Director
Jen is responsible for accomplishing Wild Ones’ mission through management of staff, national programs, fundraising, chapter and membership development, and partnerships with other organizations. Jen has over 10 years of non-profit management experience in business operations, project management and continuous improvement. Jen graduated from Fox Valley Technical College with an associate’s degree in business management with a specialty and green belt certification in Lean and Six Sigma.
Rachel Checolinski, Administrative Assistant
Rachel is responsible for providing administrative support to Wild Ones national staff. Rachel has over 7 years of administrative assistant experience in a wide range of fields. Rachel has provided mentorship to students and women in volunteer roles in agencies in her local community. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and hopes to graduate with her Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Social Work by the end of 2022.
Katie Huebner, Mission Manager
Katie is responsible for advancing Wild Ones’ mission related communications and programs for both members and the public. Katie has over 9 years of non-profit experience and has worked for over 13 years in the marketing and communications field. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in technical communication with a minor in journalism.
Janet Rothe, Membership Manager
Janet is responsible for providing membership reports, maintaining social media, and serving as the first point of contact for chapter customer service. In partnership with the National Director, Janet provides the organization with insight and support for the Wild Ones brand, technology, training, and marketing initiatives. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in fine arts, including visual communications design and strategic messaging.