|Raine Gardner is a Professional Engineer who leads the park and recreation discipline for MSA Professional Services. She has helped communities across the Midwest to plan, design and construct projects including waterfront development, river corridor planning, water trails, recreational parks, multi-use trails, splash pads and aquatic facilities. She leads a team of landscape architects, waterfront development specialists and project engineers. Raine frequently speaks on topics related to parks and recreation at state-wide, regional and national meetings and conferences providing audiences with national trends and applying them locally to develop successful park and recreation assets. Being a resident of Baraboo and an avid paddler, she knew the Baraboo River was an untapped recreation resource.
Dave Murphy is an active volunteer and Board of Director member of the non-profit group Friends of the Baraboo River. His love for paddling began while a student attending UW-Madison upon joining the student-led, outdoor recreation-focused Wisconsin Hoofers club. He has paddled many Class IV and V rivers such as the Grand Canyon, Gauley River, New River, and Snake River - Hells Canyon amongst others throughout his paddling career. Most recently, he has graduated to sea kayaking on Lake Superior and enjoying quiet water paddling.
Bev Vaillancourt is a member of the Friends of the Baraboo River Board. As chair of the Town of La Valle (2011-2015), Bev worked to promote recreation and tourism in the town, and established the town's Clean Boats Clean Waters initiative. Bev designed and manages the Friends of the Baraboo's website and mobile app. She works with community groups to advance appreciation and use of the Baraboo River. Bev also serves on the Sauk County Historical Society Board. With the assistance of the Historical Society and the Ho Chunk Nation, she is developing a historical record of the importance and use of the Baraboo River by Sauk County's indigenous peoples.