Ali Kane | Board President |

Alison is a Madison area native. She graduated from UW-Madison in 2012 with a Bachelors in Science, with a focus of Entomology. After getting her degree in her hobby, she decided it was time to make a career choice and joined her mother, JoAnn, a Realtor of 30 years. Alison and JoAnn have been within the top 10 of Stark Company Realtors since 2012. Alison loves going to build days to help give to those in need, and to increase her knowledge of how homes are built, to better educate her clients. She also loves meeting and getting to know new people who have big hearts and also want to give to the community! Outside of HYP, Alison loves working out, watching live music, traveling, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Miranda Weber | Vice President |

Miranda is a Wisconsin native and grew up in the Janesville area. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for college where she focused her studies on Communications. After graduation, Miranda moved out East to explore a sales career with Nestle, but after missing her home state, she relocated back to Madison and joined Baker Tilly Search & Staffing as a Talent Sourcing Specialist. Currently, she recruits for accounting and finance professionals in the greater Madison area. Miranda loves working with people - she thoroughly enjoys helping others identify their strengths and helping them succeed in their long term goals! This ties into her interest in Habitat for Humanity. Miranda's first exposure to Habitat was in college where she traveled to Florida through Alternative Breaks to help build homes for families in the Immokalee area. Miranda recently reconnected with Habitat in Dane County, and she is proud to be a board member for our local HYP chapter. 

Colleen Peters | Communication Chair |

Colleen was raised in the "Northwoods" of Wisconsin and graduated from St. Norbert College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in English. She currently works as the University of Wisconsin Foundation as a Marketing Coordinator. Previously, Colleen worked at Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity as the Program and Marketing Manager. In this role, she helped the organization spread awareness about their mission and impact through social media, public relations and marketing.Upon moving to Madison, Colleen wanted to stay involved with Habitat and help spread awareness about the great work of the organization and connected with the Dane County HYP Board. She is excited to continue her journey with this great organization.

Cory Salzmann | Finance Chair |

Cory grew up just north of Madison in DeForest, WI.  He attended UW-Whitewater, where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting.  Cory is currently working as a Staff Accountant at Smith & Gesteland, LLP.  He became involved with Habitat while in college at UW-Whitewater, where he participated in build days, Collegiate Challenge trips during spring break, and fundraisers.  After beginning his career, he became involved in HYP once he learned his coworker was on the board, and became the Secretary in 2016.  In his free time, Cory enjoys golfing, downhill skiing, and watching Wisconsin sports

Liz Wadle | Events Chair |

Elizabeth grew up just south of Madison in Beloit, WI. She attended UW-Madison studying Human Development and Family Studies and is currently a Pre-K teacher in the Madison area. Elizabeth is passionate about helping others and was seeking a way to become more involved in the Madison community. Although she is new to Habitat for Humanity she believes firmly in their mission to provide everyone with a decent place to live. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants in Madison, reading and spending time outdoors.

Kylie Trudeau | Membership Chair |

Kylie grew up 40 minutes south of Madison, in nearby Janesville, WI. In search of a larger workplace and a larger community, Kylie moved to Madison in 2016 upon joining the team at a local risk management and insurance agency, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance. Here, Kylie works as a small commercial insurance consultant and account manager. You can also find Kylie welcoming guests to The Comedy Club on State one night a week, where she works as a hostess. Having gained an interest in volunteering through opportunities with her workplace, Kylie began seeking out additional ways to benefit her community and found a young professionals group to be an appealing option. With a stand out vision and mission like Habitat for Humanity’s, Kylie was all in on joining Habitat for Young Professionals. When Kylie is not working, you can find her travelling to visit friends and family, experimenting with new recipes, enjoying live music, or binging the next series in her watch list!

David DeGuire | Webmaster |

David grew up in Wauwatosa, WI. He received a bachelor's in teaching German from Marquette University and a Master's in Elementary Education from Syracuse (Go Orange!). David now works for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. When not at a HYP event, David is usually playing or watching soccer.

Bekah Boswein | Secretary |

Bekah grew up just south of Sheboygan in a small town called Oostburg. She attended UW-Whitewater, where she received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. Bekah is a CPA currently working at BDO USA, LLP on the west side of Madison as an auditor. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her friends, trying new restaurants in the greater Madison area, or hanging out with her fur baby, Gracie! Bekah became involved with Habitat while in college where she participated in build days. Once she began her career in Madison, one of her co-workers who has a board member invited her to a HYP event, and she’s been hooked ever since!

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