Board Members

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 is employed at Northwood-Kensett CSD as the Business Manager. She 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.

Shanan Redinger

Shanan Redinger resides in Hanlontown, along with her husband Aaron. They have 2 children. Isabel attends Eckerd and Sam is attending the University of Alabama. Organizations that Shanan serves include President of the Kinney Memorial Library, WCTA board and the NIACC Foundation board along with the MacNider Art Museum.

Barry Anonson

Barry Anonson resides in the city of Joice. He and his wife Terry have 4 children and several grandchildren. Barry is a retired Product Designer at Winnebago Industries Inc.

Michelle Hill

Michelle Hill resides on a farm near the city of Manly. She and her husband Andy have two children. Michelle is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who works for Central Rivers Area Education Agency. Michelle is a lifelong resident of Worth County growing up on a farm near Grafton.
In addition to serving on the WCDA board, she is the Education Committee Chairperson at Bethel United Methodist church and a leader of the Golden Banner 4-H Club. Michelle enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with family in her free time.

Harlan Helgeson

Harlan Helgeson and his wife Barb live in Northwood Kensett. They have 5 grown children along with 8 grandchildren. Harlan graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School and North Iowa Area Community

College with a degree in Applied Science.

Harlan currently serves on the Worth County Soil and Water Conservation District as Commissioner, the North & South Shellrock Cemetery Board.