Board Members

Becky Martinson

Becky Martinson lives in Joice, along with her husband Dan.  She has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Becky is retired from Farm Service Agency in Albert Lea.

Becky is the past treasurer of Bethany Lutheran Church in Joice, where she served on church council and is currently on Parish Council for the 5 churches of One in Christ Lutheran Church Parish.  She is also active on the Lake Mills Historical Society and Lake Mills Area Garden Club. Becky spends her spare time working on her gardens at home, the city park, and at the 1901 Victorian House in Lake Mills.

Steve Arnold

Steve and his wife Kathy reside in rural Worth County. They have 2 grown children along with grandkids.  Steve is a lifelong resident of Worth County and is actively engaged in farming. Steve served for many years volunteering as a Worth County Trustee before serving on the WCDA Board.

Sara Innes

Sara Lou Innes was born in Worth County.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with a degree in home economics.   Sara is retired from Whirlpool Corp and now resides in Fertile, Iowa.    Sara is a member of the WCBC board and is a member of the Fertile Garden Club and the Manly Bethel Methodist Church. She serves on the committee to upkeep the Log House in Hanlontown, Iowa which her family donated to that town.

Pam Meyer

Pam and her husband reside in rural Worth County where they have raised their family and are actively engaged in farming. Pam is retired from working at NSB Bank and is now enjoying her grandchildren.

Over the years, Pam has volunteered on several organizations and in her spare time enjoys traveling.

Dean Hendrikson

Even though he was born and raised in Worth County, Dean has traveled some. He has lived in several other states, as well as other countries. However, he seems to always find his way back here to North Iowa (must be the best place on earth). Dean is presently an Electrical Systems Designer for Winnebago Industries.

Kim Hengesteg

Kim Hengesteg has lived around Northwood for 30 years. She is married to Randy Hengesteg and they have two children. Kim has worked for NSB Bank for 20 years and is a current board member for I35/105 Welcome Center. Kim graduated from MN State Mankato with a degree in Business Administration. She believes that Worth County is a great place to raise a family.

Philip Hackbart

Philip Hackbart grew up on a farm south of Grafton and has lived in Worth County all his life. He graduated from St. Ansgar High School then attended NIACC where he earned his Associated Arts degree. From there he entered the US Army serving 14 months in Viet Nam as a combat infantryman.

He and his wife, Gloria, have lived in the rural Grafton Kensett area for many years. They have three grown children who fortunately still live in Iowa. He is a retired Professional Swine Farm Technician having worked with hogs for 47 years.

He has been a Worth County Veterans Affairs Commissioner for the past 20 years. He is an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton participating in choir and serving on various boards, committees, and where ever needed. He oversees the Grafton Cemetery, is Commander of the Grafton Legion Post 616, and serves on various local government boards.

Curt Schaub

Curt and his wife, Julie, live just outside of Grafton on an acreage. Between them, they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren with a 10th one on the way.

Curt grew up in the Grafton area. He graduated from St Ansgar High School then went to NIACC and the graduated from Iowa State University. He taught Vocational Agriculture for 3 years then on to the Co-op for 37 years.

He has been involved with 4-H for years and serves on the Worth County Extension Council. He also served on the NIACC Ag Committee and he’s been a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church all his life. Curt also enjoys breeding and raising Quarter horses and has been doing that his whole life.

Sawyer Schulz

Sawyer and his beautiful bride Michelle, moved into Worth County in 2015. Both Sawyer and Michelle grew up on farms. They have three wonderful daughters. Sawyer currently owns and practices at Northwood Chiropractic PC.

Sawyer also has volunteered on the Northwood Fire Company since 2015.

Amy Wilhelm

Amy Wilhelm lives on an acreage south of Joice, where she and her husband Tom have lived for the past 20 years. The have 3 children.

Amy is a Learner Assistant at the Lake Mills Community School. Her other organizations that she has served on are the Empowerment Board as a parent representative, and is a past President of the Hanson Family Life Center board. Currently she is on the board at Bethany Lutheran church in Joice. Amy also volunteers her time to other parents with children with disabilities especially autism.

Roger Gentz

Roger is a lifelong resident of Worth County. After 36 years of employment with Worth County, he has been retired for several years. Roger is a Charter Board Member of the WCDA. Roger resides in Northwood.