WGIF Presidents

WGIF was incorporated February 8, 1972 and since incorporation the following individuals have served as President:

  • William Jung (1972-1973)
  • Don Groth (1974)
  • Roy Zehren (1975)
  • Bert Thierfelder (1976)
  • John Roeske (1977)
  • Earl “Bud” Wiggins (1978)
  • Dick Garbe (1978-1979)
  • Jack Boerschinger (1980-1981)
  • Wayne Johnson (1982-1983)
  • Chuck Gerlach (1984)
  • John Schaefgen (1985-1986)
  • Matt Stano (1987-1989)
  • Bliss Nicholson (1989-1991)
  • Randy Jasperson (1991-1993)
  • Marshall Scheibe (1993-1995)
  • Jeff Edgar (1995-1997)
  • Lou Wierichs (1997-1999)
  • Gregory Long (1999-2001)
  • Terry Kurth (2001-2003)
  • Bill Vogel (2003-2005)
  • Gilbert Yerke (2005-2007)
  • Jim Garbe (2007-2009)
  • Jerry Schumacher (2009-2011)
  • Tom Halter (2011-2013)
  • Kathy Swingen (2013-2015)
  • David Moyer (present)

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President                     David Moyer, Moyer's Landscape Services                                                                                   & Hometown Nurseries                 Vice-President             Ed Knapton, America's Best Flowers, Inc.           Secretary/Treasurer    Brent Gustason, Johnson's Nursery                       Past President            Kathy Swingen, Bruce Company of Wisconsin, Inc.

Associate Delegates

CFGW      John Lewandowski, Bluemel's Garden & Landscape Center 
                 Paul Ruszkiewicz, Paul’s Petal Pushers

WNLA        Tom Bergan, McKay Nursery Company                                                           Brent Gustason, Johnson's Nursery

WNLA Madison    Tony Callies, Madison Block and Stone                                               Becky Kielstrup, Avant Gardening & Landscaping 

WNLA Southeast     Jonathan Stickels, Mariani Plants                                                  Ross Swartz, Paul Swartz Nursery & Garden Shop

WSPA       Tom Halter, Halter Sod Farms, Inc.
                  Mark Jasperson, Jasperson Sod Farm

Ad Hoc Advisors

Dr. Irwin Goldman, UW-Madison Horticulture Department
Liz Meils, DATCP-Plant Industry Bureau

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