Shell Lake Arts Center Board of Directors
Vince Cosmano joined the Board of Directors in January 2011, bringing with him a background that includes 37 years of music teaching experience. His education includes a B.S. in Education (1965) and a Masters of Music Education (1971) both from Illinois State University. Vince is currently a member of the Personnel and Facilities Committees as well as serving on the planning committee for the Middle School Honors Band Festival. Following his retirement from teaching in 2001, he and his wife Sue moved to the tranquility of northern Wisconsin.
Mary Dosch, current Public Relations Committee Chair, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. She also serves on the Program Committee and is the Board Secretary. A native of Luck, WI, Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in art education and taught in Minnesota and Wisconsin schools. Following graduate school at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Mary and her husband, Brian, established Brickyard Pottery & Glass near Shell Lake. For over thirty years, they have produced and sold their own artwork as well as promoted and sold the artwork of other area visual artists. Mary has been active with the Shell Lake Schools in various art, music and theatre projects.
Carol Heim joined the board in October 2009 and currently serves on the Development Committee. She retired in 2007 following a career of almost 40 years in education. She worked as a secondary English teacher and later served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) Foundation. She has held college positions in research and planning, employment services, marketing, and resource development. Heim is active in community and church choirs and has served in leadership positions in several community and nonprofit organizations including the Friends of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, St. Francis de Sales School, and Spooner Golf Club. She holds a Bachelors degree from Sioux Falls University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has completed graduate work in education at the University of Wisconsin, Stout. Carol and her husband have raised three children and reside in Spooner, Wisconsin.
Michael J. Pesko joined the board in 2014 and is currently retired.
Education: B. A. Chemistry/Mathematics, Northland College, 1973
Employment: From 1973 through 2013, I have held various positions at R. Stresau Laboratory, Inc. (SLI). 1993-2014: Chief Operating Officer, general management of SLI
1973-1979: Chemist, processed a variety of chemical compositions for use in production and development projects.
Recognized by the Governor of WI for environmental excellence within the Green Tier Program in 2009.
Board Positions; Past director of Washburn County Leadership.
Past board member and president of the Shell Lake City Council.
Past board member and pyrotechnic lead of ICAP, (Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers)
Member of and held several leadership positions, including president, of the Shell Lake Lions Club
Maureen Revak joined the board in 2016, is a member of the Development and Finance committees and serves as the Board Treasurer. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Drake University. She has worked in the retirement and financial services industry for over 25 years and currently is the Director of Major Accounts for Ascensus, a national retirement services firm. Maureen served for nine years on the Spooner Area School District Board of Education and also served on the Board of Directors of the Lakeland Family Resource Center. Maureen is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Spooner Health System. She lives in Spooner with her two children, Annabelle and Tyler.
Jeffrey Southern has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000 and currently serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee. Jeff retired from the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in 2000 after many years in their Human Resources Office. He is married to Linda Thompson and lives in Haugen, Wisconsin.
Kathleen Stanislawski joined the board in November 2014. She serves on the Facilities and Finance Committees. She is also involved with St. Francis De Sales Church and been a member of its Finance Committee since October 2010. Kathy retired from 3M after 39 years of service. Her career includes managing a large Customer Service Department that supported many of 3M’s business units, designing and delivering key Leadership Training programs and managing 3M’s External Hiring processes focusing on new college graduate and executive populations. Kathy has a BA in Business Administration from St. Catherine’s University. Kathy and her husband have lived in Spooner, Wisconsin, full-time since summer of 2007.
Donald (Stan) Stanislawski joined the board in November 2014. Stan serves on the Personnel and Development Committees. He has been a Parish Council member at St. Francis de Sales Church in Spooner and is involved in a number of other volunteer activities. Stan’s active career employment included serving as a high school English teacher, a U.S. Customs & Immigration Officer, a Publication manager for Arctic Cat and a Human Resources Manager with 3M both domestically and internationally. He has a B.S. degree from Bemidji State University and graduate work at the University of North Dakota & University of Wisconsin. Stan and his wife, Kathy, have two children and four grandchildren.
William Taubman has been on the Board of Directors since 1977 and is the current President and Facility Committee Chair. Mr. Taubman taught in the University of Wisconsin system for thirty years before retiring in 1993. While in the university system, Bill served as an extension specialist teaching in the broad areas of resource management and community development. A Shell Lake native, Bill returned to live here and commute to his work in 1976. Bill is very active in other volunteer activities throughout the state especially Lions' Club, and in his retirement operates a cash grain farm and self-storage business.