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Ian Wetzel
Ian Wetzel

Ian Wetzel, Edward Jones Investments, 2020 Wave Chairperson

How long have you lived in the area and what brought you here?

I moved to Marinette in 2018 then bought a house in Menominee the summer of 2019.

What college did you graduate from and what is your degree?

BS from UW-Eau Claire

Why did you join Wave Young Professionals?

I strive to learn new things every day and WAVE allows us to learn more about our community, meet passionate individuals, and give back along the way.

What do you love most about the Marinette/Menominee Area?

I love that we have so many things to do in such a convenient and caring community.  The size of our town is a perfect middle that allows you access to convenient and affordable activities and housing while offering a lot of people and activities to collaborate with.  When we feel like going to a busier area for other offerings it is easy to drive around the state but my wife and I really enjoy being in a small tight-knit community like ours.

What local eatery is at the top of your list?

Too many to list but in brief: The Landing, 35th and Coffee, Café Green, and Thai Express

What is your biggest hope for the area?

I hope that people from outside of our area realize what a gem we have in this town.  When we moved to the area we did not expect to be consistently surprised how good our restaurants, outdoors, and community activities are.  People need to drive through downtown Menominee to truly appreciate the beauty of our town(s).  Additionally, our local events are extremely fun and accessible for all.

What is your favorite Marinette/Menominee Area Tradition?

Waterfront Festival as well as the Old World Christmas Market

Adam Landenberger
Adam Landenberger

Adam Landenberger, UW Green Bay - Marinette Campus, 2020 Wave Steering Committee Member

How long have you lived in the area and what brought you here?

I am originally from the Marinette area, a graduate of Marinette High School.

What college did you graduate from and what is your degree?

I am a graduate of UWGB, Marinette Campus and an Admissions Counselor with the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay which helps our local campus in Marinette too. Working in higher education, I am able to visit 42 local high schools and talk to prospective students about higher education options close to home or in Green Bay too.

Why did you join Wave Young Professionals?

 To get connected with other Young Professionals in the area and to learn more about the Chamber of Commerce.

What do you love most about the Marinette/Menominee Area?

As a life-long member of the community, I am a huge fan of our local outdoor opportunities. “Marinette and Menominee are surrounded by amazing kayak venues, bike routes, state parks and waterfalls, and season sport leagues. We are so lucky to have so many familiar smiling faces and options galore for outdoor recreation.”

Amanda Nelson
Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson, NWTC Bookstore, Student Services-Customer Contact Specialist

How long have you lived in the area and what brought you here?

I have lived in Menominee for 3 years now. I am originally from Crivitz and moved to Green Bay after graduating high school in 2006 to attend UWGB and Lakeland College. I moved back to Crivitz when working as an intern at UWGB, Marinette Campus.

What college did you graduate from and what is your degree?

I got my start at UWGB, Marinette Campus earning my Associates of Arts and Sciences Degree and then transferred to the main campus in Green Bay to finish my Bachelors of Sciences in Psychology and Human Development. I soon decided after graduation that I loved being in the Higher Education setting and was accepted to Lakeland College earning my Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education Academic Counseling. I love and value the education I have obtained and continue to learn whenever I can through continuing education opportunities or community events.

Why did you join Wave Young Professionals?

I chose to join the Wave Young Professionals to become connected to the community. I absolutely love living in this area and wanted to assure I played a role to help where needed. I also wanted to learn more about the role the Chamber of Commerce played in the community.

What do you love most about the Marinette/Menominee Area?

I love the Marinette/Menominee Area. My family can create memories in a community that is so strongly bonded to help each other. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to hold such a passion for nature and water here in the area, so my children can grow up learning to appreciate what our area has to offer through outdoor recreation and inclusion in the community. My daughter at 6 years old told me at her birthday, “Momma, I want to be an EMT”, and as any proud mother would be I asked her why, she replied, “I want to be able to help our community, I love it here!” I couldn’t be more proud to live in the Marinette/Menominee area.