FREEDOM FARM FOR VETS OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
John Ress-Founder-Bio Coming Soon
Cassandra Mason-Treasurer-Bio Coming Soon
Amber Hirsch-Secretary-Born and raise in the heat of Arizona, my family and I relocated to the Midwest to get out of the big city life and in to the country. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, as well as half of a Master’s Degree in Special Education under my belt. I am an ESL teacher to preschool and kindergarten children overseas. I’m at my happiest when I’m on the farm hanging out with the horses or digging around in the gardens. I am married and have 3 boys and my dog lady.
Lisa Macarra- Executive Director- She is a highly trained professional working most of her twenty-five year career in project management in logistics operation. Lisa is avid about supporting our military members, both active and veterans, and their families, in our communities. Being a board member allows her to fund and drive growth for this wonderful support system. Lisa grew up in Waukegan, Il and holds a BA in Psychology from Illinois State University. She is an active supporter of the Kenosha chapter VFW 1865, as well as other animal, mental health, and special needs support organizations. She lives in Kenosha with her husband of over twenty years and many, many fur babies.
Doug Wilson-Board Member-has a strong belief in supporting our military members, and their families both active and veterans. He found the Freedom Farm to be a supportive, quiet environment that provides support to those at their own pace. Being a Board member allows him the ability to help a local organization grow while it provides a support system to our military and their families. Doug Wilson and his wife of over 30 years are both life residents of Lake County. Doug has over 30 years working in the automotive and insurance industry. He is an active supporter of the local stage actors and the theater in Kenosha, as well as animal rescue organizations. Doug’s dog Yogi is a rescue dog. He and his wife have provided a safe place for rescue dogs until they find their new home.
Suzanne Willett-Board Member- Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from UW Madison. She then went on to graduate from NIU law school in 1990 and began her career at the Lake County State’s Attorney Office where she progressed through all divisions of the office and in 2000 became supervisor. She was supervisor of Drug Prosecutions and Asset forfeiture division and is currently the supervisor of the Specialty Courts Program. She has prosecuted all types of cases and is currently the program leader for Court House dogs as well as the certified handler for facility dog, Hitch who is a fully trained service dog. Aside from being a Freedom Farm for Vets board member, she is also a board member for Arden Shore, a member of National Police facility dog association, and a volunteer for k9s4u dog rescue. She is married with 3 children and lives in Beach Park.
Keena Roberts-Board Member-Bio coming soon
Sara Laws-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Dana Matthews-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Mike Michalak-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Bob Ochsner-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Josh Hecker-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Shawn Heaton-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon
Mona Lewis-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon