Meet The Team

Board of Directors

President

Scott bader

Door County REALTOR since 1985.  Former Broker/Owner Door County Horizons Realtors.  # 1 Coldwell Banker Agent in Door County since 2011.

Community Service

  • Past President of Door County Board of Realtors and 2 term MLS President, Board of Directors.
  • Wisconsin Realtor Association Public Policy Committee.
  • President, Friends of Potawatomi State Park Inc.
  • Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary, Membership Chair, Board of Directors, Shipyard Tours.

Vice President

Amy DeMain

Vice President-Retail Banking at Bank First. Worked in banking and finance since 2001.  Expertise in lending and financial services.

Community Service

  • Door County Board of Realtors – Advocacy Committee and Social Committee
  • Door County Home Builders Association – Treasurer
  • Door County Humane Society/Wisconsin Humane Society  
  • Habitat for Humanity

Degree

  • BA – Psychology and Counseling Foundations, University of Wisconsin -Stout

Secretary

Sam Nelson

Manager at the Blacksmith Inn on the Shore in Baileys Harbor.

Community Service

  • Baileys Harbor Community Association
  • Baileys Harbor Broadband Committee

Treasurer

Michael Fordney

Retired banker, Door County resident from 1990-2002 and since 2010.

Community Service

  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band
  • Future Fund, Boys & Girls Club of Door County
  • Wisconsin AIDS Fund

Degrees

  • BS – University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
  • MBA – University of Chicago

Board

Marissa Downs

Principal, Mosaic Property Ventures. Worked in affordable housing finance and development since 2001. Expertise in real estate development, finance, community (re)development.

Community Service

  • Appleton Redevelopment Authority, Chair
  • Trout Museum of Art, Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Board Chair

Degree

  • BBA –Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, University of Wisconsin

Board

Mariah Goode

Director, Door County Land Use Services Department since 2006. Worked in Door County land use planning since 1996. Expertise in land use planning, zoning, community (re)development, housing policy, environmental policy.

Community Service

  • Door County Workforce Housing Lending Corporation Technical Advisory Committee Co-Chair
  • Door County Economic Development Corporation Attainable Housing Committee member
  • Door County Sister City Program coordinator
  • Gibraltar Schools volunteer
  • Town of Baileys Harbor – various (re)development efforts
  • Past and founding board member for Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC), Door County Green Fund, Third Avenue Playhouse

Degrees

  • BA – American Studies, Grinnell College in American Studies
  • MA – Planning, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Board

Sean Linnan

Self employed at Linnan Law Firm, LLC.

Community Service

  • Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club
  •  Eagle Scout

Degrees

  • BA – University of Wisconsin- Green Bay
  • JD – Drake University Law School

“I am a Door County resident and native. I happily work and reside in Sturgeon Bay with my two young boys, Alessio (9) and Waylon (4), who attend school at St. John Bosco Catholic School. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening and traveling. I recently became a homeowner through DCHP and I couldn’t be more appreciative of this program and for the support my community has given me!”

Board

Megan Surfus

Key Customer Executive – N.E.W. Industries Inc.

Community Service

  • Door County Toys for Kids

Degree

  • BS – UW – Green Bay, Psychology and Human Development


Board

Richard Skare

Retired Restauranteur – The Cookery Fish Creek

Community Service

  • Gibraltar Town Board
  • Fish Creek Sanitary District
  • Door County YMCA
  • DC Community Auditorium
  • Sunshine House
  • Fish Creek Civic Association

Board

Kay Smith

Commercial Lender, Workforce Housing Lending Corporation (WHLC)

Community Service

  • Door County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • Triumph Cancer Resource Center Co-Founder
  • LiveStrong & Sting Cancer Program Facilitator
  • St. Agnes Parish Council
  • Holy Family School Foundation

Degree

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP), College for Financial Planning, Denver CO

Former Board Members

 
  • Myles Dannhausen, Jr.
  • Kimberly Hazen
  • Steve Kase
  • Reverend Barb Sajna
  • Diana Wallace
  • Jerry Zaug
  • Jim Honig