Meet our Executive Director

Theresa Baroun, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association.

Theresa Baroun

I graduated from UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Psychology and have been making maple syrup since I was a child at my family’s business, Maple Sweet Dairy in De Pere. My husband Jon and I along with our 2 children, Justin, Alicia, and my large family tap 1100 taps on tubing and buckets. We cook on a wood fired evaporator and finish on a propane finish pan. Besides making maple syrup, we make many different value-added products, including maple cream, maple candy, cinnamon maple syrup, bourbon maple syrup, honey maple syrup, and maple cotton candy. In 2018, my high schooI friend and I joined forces with our honey and maple syrup to create our new added adventure, Maple Buzz.


I was hired in December 2015 as Executive Director of the WMSPA and take care of planning WMSPA Association events, memberships, working with the state on maple issues, going around the state presenting educational seminars, working at the WI State Fair, editing the WI Maple News, and attending many maple events throughout the year. A big accomplishment this year was, along with Christine and Alison Anderson, designing an updated teacher's packet, power point and hands on kit to teach students throughout WI about the Wisconsin Maple Industry. I have showcased our Teacher’s Packet at various Teacher’s Conference throughout WI. 


I enjoy working with WMSPA members, teaching individuals about the maple industry and promoting the use of Wisconsin Maple Syrup. 

WMSPA History

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In the 1950’s a small group of maple syrup producers formed the Antigo Producers Maple Group, this group later transitioned into a state organization now known as the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association (WMSPA). Adin Reynolds led the group that founded the WMSPA and the first annual meeting was held in Antigo on May 4th of 1964. The first officers were Milton Thibaudeau – President; John Roth – Vice President; and Adin Reynolds – secretary/treasurer. The group’s main purpose was to promote and sell Pure Maple Syrup. Under the leadership of dedicated presidents, executive directors and members the organization has grown in size and in its mission. While the WMSPA still has promotion of Pure Maple Syrup at its core, it has evolved to help producers with many other issues, ranging from teaching new technologies to working with the government on maple related issues.


The goal of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association is to help our members make and

market the finest pure maple syrup in North America. We accomplish this by promoting maple syrup and educating our producer members.


 -- Image Caption: 1952 Winter Institute

District Map

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Directors & Staff

Executive Director

THERESA BAROUN
2546 HOMESTEAD DRIVE

DE PERE, WI 54115
PH: (920) 680-9320
EM: director@wismaple.org

President

COREY GRAPE
33132 CTY HWY W

HOLCOMBE, WI 54745-9407
PH: (715) 827-0252
EM: president@wismaple.org

Vice President

STEVE ANDERSON
2388 40TH ST
CUMBERLAND, WI 54829
(715)822-8512
EM: vp@wismaple.org

Treasurer

MIRIAM DURKEY
N3113 MIDWAY CT

CLINTONVILLE, WI 54929
PH: (715) 823-3482
EM: treasurer@wismaple.org

Secretary

PAM MELANDER
N602 Leafy Grove Rd
Merrill, WI 54452-8134
PH: (715) 536-3114
EM: secretary@wismaple.org

Newsletter Editor

THERESA BAROUN
2546 HOMESTEAD DRIVE

DE PERE, WI 54115
PH: (920) 680-9320
EM: newsletter@wismaple.org


WEBMASTER


CHAD STREGE
2388 40TH ST

CUMBERLAND, WI 54829
PH: (715) 822-8512
EM: webmaster@wismaple.org

District 1

1a) Allen Durkey – 2020
N3113 MIDWAY COURT
CLINTONVILLE, WI 54929
(715) 823-3482
mldurkey@msn.com


1b) STUART JORNS – 2020
4518 CTY T
EGG HARBOR, WI 54209
(920) 868-3161
wontwodoorco@yahoo.com


1c) DON VAN DEURZEN – 2019
4501 CTY RD W
DE PERE, WI 54115-8727,
(920) 336-6265

District 2

2a) CORY CHRUDIMSKY – 2020
N1529 VALLEY VISTA RD
ANTIGO, WI 54409
(715)216-1404
cchrudimsky@hotmail.com


2b) JAMES ADAMSKI –  2020
W10923 WINTER RD
ANTIGO, WI 54409
(715) 623-6853
jsadamski@verizon.net


2c) FRED HEDMARK – 2019
1268 CARLSON RD
FLORENCE, WI 54121
(715) 336-2214
fbhedmark@gmail.com

District 3

3a) DAVE LEMKE – 2020
w7836 PERKINSTOWN RD
MEDFORD, WI 54451
(715) 785-7573
dslemke@tds.net


3b) BRENDA HANSEN – 2020
9445 CTY RD V
MARSHFIELD, WI 54449
(715)676-2582
bhansen@nasonvilledairy.com


3c) ALLAN HERRMANN 2019
W1001 LINDGRIN RD
COLBY, WI 54421
(715) 223-6961
mapleal2015@gmail.com

District 4

4a) COREY GRAPE – 2020
33132 CTY HWY W
HOLCOMBE, WI 54745-9407
(715) 595-4300
president@wismaple.org


4b) DAWN ROTH – 2020
10976 CTY HWY EE
CADOTT, WI 54727
(715) 289-3820


4c) GUS WELLER – 2019
707 WEST COLLEGE AVE
WITTENBERG, WI 54499
(715) 253-2662-2055
dawellers@aol.com

District 5

5a) ELTON HOFF – 2020
729 13TH ST
HILLSDALE, WI 54733
(715) 837-1826
mabelsmaple@hotmail.com


5b) TED SIMPSON – 2020
PO BOX 2142
MIKANA, WI 54857
(715) 234-7115
tsimpson@rocky-ridge.org


5c) STEVE ANDERSON – 2019
2388 40TH ST
CUMBERLAND, WI 54829
(715) 822-8512
steve@andersonsmaplesyrup.com

District 6

6a) MAYNARD HOFF – 2020
990 7 1/2 AVE
BARRON, WI 54812
(715) 455-1025
mhoff@chibardun.net


6b) DEAN BAUER – 2020
31796 CTY HWY II
CAZENOVIA, WI 53924
(608) 983-2361
dbmaplenut@gmail.com


6c) ROD SWERMAN – 2019
2614 BAUMGARTNER DR
LACROSSE, WI 54603
(608) 781-0171
rskwerl@charter.net


ALTERNATE:
BARRY STOCKWELL – 2020
N3843 730th St
Ellsworth, WI 54011
(715) 594-3066
cstockwell@bevcomm.net