Hoofer Council

Hoofers Council is composed of the Council President, four Vice Presidents, five Officers, and each of the six Club Presidents. Together, these individuals help make Hoofers the coolest club on campus!

Council President

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Geri Ikelheimer

Hi! I’m Geri Ikelheimer, this year's Hoofer Council President, and I’m a senior majoring in Psychology. I’m from Colorado but I’m looking forward to living in Madison this summer and getting out on the lake! Whenever possible, I like to spend time skiing, sailing, traveling, scuba diving, and hiking. I’m excited for a good year with Hoofers; please feel free to reach out!!


Vice President - Administration

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Nicole Mitchell

Hi! I'm Nicole Mitchell, the VP Administration and a senior majoring in chemical engineering. I am so stoked to get outside to climb, backpack, and mountain bike as much as possible during my last year in Madison! This summer, I have a biopharmaceuticals operations internship in Irvine, California and I plan to spend my free time sending, surfing, biking, and hiking.


Vice President - Finance

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Mara Bunderson

Hi! My name is Mara Bunderson and I’ll be a junior studying accounting. Fittingly, I’m this years VP Finance! Something that I’m looking forward to this year is getting to explore all 6 of the Hoofer clubs, and meeting new people. This summer I’ll be working a lot, and leasing a horse!


Vice President - Information Systems

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AJ Beery

Hello Hoofers! I'm AJ, the VP of Information Systems for the 2024-25 cycle. I'm a Senior studying Data and Information Science here at UW-Madison. I've been a member of SNS and the Alpine team since I started at UW, and I'm excited to be able to explore the other clubs and lead Hoofers! I'm always down to try out new outdoor activities!


Vice President - Diversity and Inclusion

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Elizabeth Ng

Hi! My name’s Elizabeth Ng and I will be your 2023-2024 VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I’m a first year Master’s student studying wildlife ecology. My research focuses on conserving Spotted Owls in the Sierra Nevada and understanding their relationship with fire. I love backpacking, birdwatching, and canoeing. Given my love for the outdoors, I’m passionate about making outdoors spaces accessible and welcoming to all. Please reach out to get involved - hope to see you around!


Vice President - Marketing

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Keira Obert

Hey everybody! I’m Keira and I’m your new VP of Marketing! I am a rising senior studying wildlife ecology and photography. I’m excited to be VP of Marketing because I’m excited to spread the word that Hoofers are the best clubs on campus! I will be in northern Minnesota guiding canoe and backpacking trips this summer, but I can’t wait to be back in Madison in the fall!


Officer - Alumni Outreach

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Kailey Felch

Hey everyone!! my name is Kailey and I am the Officer of Alumni Outreach for the 2023-2024 school year! I am going to be a senior and I am majoring in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies. I am so excited to connect students with amazing hoofer alum! This summer I am doing trail work on the Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail!


Officer - Education and Risk Management

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Luke Waldhuetter

Hello! My name is Luke Waldhuetter and I am this year's Officer of Education and Risk Management. I am a junior studying Industrial Engineering and Data Science. I am currently involved in Hoofers Ski and Snowboard as well as Scuba. In my free time, I love to spend my time skiing, camping, hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, or doing anything outdoors!


Officer - Programs


Joseph Schwitter


Club President - Mountaineering

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Claudia Delgado

Hey y’all! My name is Claudia Delgado and I am so thrilled to be the Hoofers Mountaineering president. I am a senior studying Global Health and Zoology, with a huge passion for anything and everything outdoors. I started climbing with Hoofers and immediately fell in love with the mental and physical components, the connection with nature, and the amazing community spirit. It truly is a sport where there is always something to learn, and there is always someone happy to teach you. I am so psyched to scale some walls with crushers old and new!


Club President - Outing

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Jace Addy

Howdy! My name is Jace, I am a senior studying Environmental Engineering, and I will be serving as the Outing Club's president this year. I spend most of my time backpacking and canoeing but I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all the other activities that Hoofers has to offer! If you have questions regarding anything Outing Club, feel free to reach out!


Club President - Riding

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Natalie Sander

Hi! My name is Natalie Sander and I will be the riding club president. I am a senior majoring in agriculture business management. I am super excited to take on this role and continue to improve the riding club while meeting new people and trying new things outdoors! This summer I will be pretty busy with a construction management internship at Findorff and trying to spend as much time as possible in the barn and getting outside with friends!


Club President (Commodore) - Sailing

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Catherine Gross

Ahoy! I am Catherine Gross, your Sailing Club Commodore for this year! I am studying Physics, Math, and Latin. After growing up sailing with my mother from as early as I can remember, I am beyond delighted to be able to take on a role where I can help share the love of the sport with so many people. Hoofer Sailing Club has been an influential part of so many lives (mine included!), and I am excited for the chance to play a bigger role in creating these opportunities for the community. If you ever see me around the docks, I hope you take a moment to come up and say hi!


Club President - Scuba

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David Sokol

Hey there! I'm David Sokol, this year's Hoofers Scuba President and a senior majoring in Biology. I've been enamored with marine life since childhood, starting my diving journey at age 10. Excited to foster a community that shares my passion, let's explore the underwater world together!


Club President - Ski and Snowboard

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Maddie Hauenstein

My name is Maddie Hauenstein and I am a rising Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Communication Sciences & Disorders and Spanish. I will be serving as President of the Ski and Snowboard Club for the 2024-2025 school year and I could not be more excited about it! I am looking forward to learning, being outside, hanging out with friends, and planning some of my first events as the new President of SNS!