Meet Our Team
This amazing team of leaders advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists with the general promotion of the East Troy Family Community Resource Center so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
I have been the Program Director for our Family Resource Center since 2006 and
hold a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with a focus on children and youth
from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Prior to working for the Family Resource Center, I was a Child Protective Services Investigator for the State of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for six years. I am a lifelong resident of East Troy and a graduate of East Troy High School.
I am married to my husband, Scott Komperud and we have two children, Kiley & Conner. I am a past recipient of the East Troy Community School District and East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award. I was an active Girl Scout leader for thirteen years and I am an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater East Troy.
Christine M. Hamele, MS, NCC, CTRS
Prior to working my first day as an East Troy Elementary School Counselor, I was invited to join the East Troy Family & Community Resource Center Board of Directors in the summer of 2013. Since that time, our hardworking board of directors has broadened in numbers and talents, grown into a larger space, expanded our operating budget, and reached more families through programming and Holiday Help efforts.
I was raised on a small dairy farm in Dane County and graduated from Sauk Prairie High School. From there, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from UW-LaCrosse and became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Later, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counselor Education: School Counseling from UW-Whitewater and became a Nationally Certified Counselor. During graduate school, I married my partner, Nick, and our biological children, Rachel and Logan, were born. After hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student in the summer of 2020, our Nepali daughter, Isha (pronounced Eesa) joined our family too. Our old Victorian farmhouse is also home to Layla and Norbert, our two dogs.
My school counseling experience has afforded me opportunities to work with at-risk high schoolers, middle school, K-12, 4K-5th grade, and now 4K-2nd grade students. In addition to serving on the Resource Center Board of Directors, my prior and current volunteer work has included mentoring at-risk children, serving on the UW-Whitewater Sexual Assault Response Team, the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, Luther Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, Girl Scouts, Wisconsin Farmers Union, and United Way of Walworth County. In my free time, I enjoy singing with A Matter of Fact (an acapella group), gardening, making maple syrup, and participating in the Fort Atkinson Rendezvous, a living history Fur Trade Era reenactment event.
Why do I love serving our families on the East Troy Family & Community Resource Center Board of Directors? I prioritize involvement with the Center because our community needs this organization to help our children and families to thrive. The program offerings promote early literacy and social development so kids are better prepared for school and to be more successful adults. Adults create lasting connections and can obtain resources too. Lastly, we serve our families during their greatest time of need. The East Troy Family & Community Resource Center is a unique gem in this community; I'm proud to be a part of it.
Board Vice President
I have been a part of the Family Community Resource Center since about 2010. When I joined, I was looking to meet new people and learn more about the small community I was a part of. I have since been able to be part of many amazing experiences in my time on the Board and hope to see many more continue. I enjoy the activities that people look forward to year after year, seeing smiles on the kid's faces and bringing joy to those who need it. I think this is why I have decided to be a part of it as long as I have, even when we tried living outside of East Troy. I firmly believe this tie is what brought us back here to look for our forever home, the small tie to this community. It was a small reminder of why I love this community and want to continue to be a part of it and watch it grow.
I am married to my best friend Dale, and we share 4 amazing kids together. We have a busy household filled with all sorts of kids’ activities, 3 dogs; Bella, Olivia, and Rocko, along with 2 cats; Peanut and Simba. I like to think we live for being busy and filled with a bit of chaos.
I work full-time in the medical field in medical education, so not necessarily shaping young minds, but young adult minds. I am the “mom boss” to Family Medicine Residents who are becoming the doctors of our future.
In my free time, you can find me supporting my kids in their extracurricular activities, bowling, enjoying our family pool when Wisconsin weather allows, on our patio, or just being with my friends and family.
Trisha Ide, MS, HS-BCP
I graduated from East Troy High School in 2002 and have lived here in the community most of my life. I have been married for over 11 years and have 4 children that range in age from 19 years old to 1 year old. My daughter graduated from East Troy High School in June of 2022, and my son currently attends Prairie View Elementary as a 5th grader.
I have built a career on the foundation of helping and supporting others. Previously I worked for a leading autism health company as a Behavior Technician III and provided applied behavior analysis therapy to children on the autism spectrum in their homes. I have worked as a Disability Support Specialist with members of the disability community and their families to help them effectively navigate disability services. Currently, I support families in many ways as a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner.
I have an Associate of Science Degree in Legal Support & Services, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services and Youth/Family Services and Administration, and a Master of Science Degree in Human Services and Organizational and Social Services.
I was introduced to the East Troy Family & Community Resource Center a few years ago through a friend who was serving as the President of the board at the time. I had attended a few events and was invited to attend a meeting to learn more about serving on the board. I left the meeting that night as a new board member. I believe in the mission and the values of the center and I also believe in the people that are in this community. In October of 2021, I was elected as Secretary for the ETFCRC. I look forward to continuing to support the East Troy community as a board member for the East Troy Family and Community Resource Center.
Bio coming soon.
Committee Chair of the Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
I joined the family resource center board in 2008. I was the President for about 8 years before stepping down recently in 2021. During my time on the board, our programming has grown significantly.
I am excited to help bring new ideas to the board for programming, fundraising, and helping out the community. I have lived in East Troy since 2001 with my husband of 20-plus years and our 3 children.
I have worked in this community since 2015 helping people with their insurance needs at State Farm Insurance. All of my kids have attended the wonderful programming offered by our center.
Two of my three children attend the public schools here. I have an autistic child with special needs who keeps me busy. I love this community and volunteer here as much as I can. Besides being on the board for the center, I have volunteered with many other organizations such as Elementary PTO, East Troy Home Run Club, South Eastern Rod & Gun Club, and other various organizations.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping with my family, bowling, and shopping.
I am a long-time resident and educator in the East Troy community. I have two grown children; Lindsey and Kyle. I am married to my husband Kelly. I graduated from ETHS and then attended UW-Whitewater, majoring in elementary education and minoring in coaching.
I have been a full-time educator since 1993. I am currently a full-time educator for the East Troy Community School District as a substitute teacher at the elementary level. I love working with children of all age levels and have done so in the past by helping out with K-8th Chess Club, 5th-9th grade Volleyball, K-8th Ski Club, K-8th Forensics, and 1st grade Lego League Robotics. I am the 3rd grade Lego Club Advisor and I help with Ski Club for 5th grade at Prairie View Elementary.
This is my first year serving on the East Troy Family Community Resource Center Board. I hope to support the East Troy Family Community Resource Center, behind the scenes, by applying my organizational skills and volunteering knowledge and energy.
I moved to East Troy from Whitewater in 2019 with my boyfriend. Since then, our family has grown. We currently have a 2-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son. My parents are from East Troy and moved to Whitewater when I was 3 years old. Since moving back, East Troy feels like home and where we were always meant to raise our family.
I am a real estate agent with Realty Executives Integrity, based out of the East Troy office. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was working as a Veterinary Technician at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) as an Internal Medicine and Emergency Technician. I graduated in 2015 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. I decided to make the career change after my daughter was born because I wanted more flexibility in my schedule so I could be there for all the important moments. I also waitress part-time at East Troy House.
I decided that I wanted to start getting more involved with the community and do something that is family-focused, which led me to the East Troy Family & Community Resource Center. I am eager to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of families within the community. I hope to build enduring connections with fellow volunteers, staff members, and the families we aim to assist. Joining the board is an incredible opportunity to grow personally as I embark on this inspiring journey of service and compassion.
I am a long-time resident of East Troy. My family moved to Timber-lee Christian Center in 1979 when I was 9 years old. I grew up in the East Troy School District and am a Class of 1987 ETHS Grad. After high school, I married the love of my life, John. He was from Delavan, so I was away from East Troy for a while enjoying the farm life with him. After his death, I moved with my kids, Tyler (Class of 2011) and Dena (Class of 2012) back to East Troy.
I love East Troy and all that we have to offer. I love to see our quaint little town grow! There is so much hustle and bustle all year long. I am the Branch Manager of the East Brook Branch of Citizens Bank located in the East Brook Plaza at the east end of town.
Marolyn Komperud came in one day to ask me to consider joining the East Troy Family & Community Resouce Center Board. I read the materials she gave me and attended the next meeting to see and hear what they were all about. By the end of the meeting, I had made my decision to join. I have been a board member since 2018. I enjoy being with a group that loves to help the community. I enjoy planning and participating in our fundraising events. My favorite is our annual auction.
When I’m not working or volunteering for various events, I enjoy time with my family. My parents are snowbirds, so I try to get to Florida a couple times a year. I love to laugh my way through game nights and be swept away through movies.
I have lived in East Troy since 2005. I have 3 children, Sophia, Silas and George. Sophia and Silas both graduated from East Troy High School, and George is currently attending Prairie View Elementary.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Florida. I had planned on going on to get my Master's in Speech Pathology, but life has a funny way of steering us in other directions. I met my husband Jody during a summer in college at a summer camp in Missouri, and almost 30 years later, we are still at camp.
I served as an elementary library aide at both Little Prairie Primary and Prairie View Elementary for several years, before stepping back last year and joining my husband full-time at Edwards YMCA Camp. I was an active Girl Scout Leader for 8 years and served as the Treasurer for the East Troy All Sports Booster Club for 6 years. I look forward to being a part of the East Troy Family Resource Center as I have seen for years the positive effects it has had on our community.