Meet the Staff


Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music's staff is a set of distinguished musicians and educators from across the state. Many of our staff have been traveling with the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music for over a decade.


Joseph Finnegan

State Co-Coordinator


Director of Bands

DC Everest

Schofield, WI


Eric J. Kringle

State Co-Coordinator


Director of Bands

Hayward High School

Hayward, WI


Karl C. Mueller

State Co-Coordinator


Director of Bands

Mary D. Bradford High School

Kenosha, WI


Rob Clark

Tenor Coach



Director of Choral Music

Westosha Central High School

Salem, WI


Leslie Cook

Flute Coach



Band Director

Kenosha Unified School District

Kenosha, WI


Mark Ramthun

Euphonium Coach



Instrumental Director

Dodgeville School District

Dodgeville, WI


Quint Schultz

Low Woodwinds Coach



Middle School Director of Bands

Ashland Middle School

Ashland, WI


Bill Richter

Saxophone Coach



Band Director

Lakeland Union High School

Minocqua, WI


JoAnn Kekula

Clarinet Coach



Band Director

Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District

Wittenberg, WI


Tom Shaver

Percussion Coach



Director of Bands

Portage High School

Portage, WI


Brian Renkas

French Horn Coach



Music Theory and Music Technology

Logan High School

LaCrosse, WI


Tim Meinholz

Trumpet Coach



Director of Bands

Columbus High School

Columbus, WI


Aurora Krajnikconde

Choral Coach



Choir Director

Eau Claire Memorial High School

Eau Claire, WI


Cate Kopkey

Choral Coach/Accompanist



Ministry Coordinator

Atonement Lutheran Church

Green Bay, WI


Jeffrey Verkuilen

Choral Coach



Organ Instructor

St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI