Board of Directors

MIKE BECK, Board Member and Secretary Mike Beck is the founder and owner of U.S. Workstories, LLC, a video content production and marketing firm based in Wausau. Mike also spent 30 years in the newspaper industry in a variety of newsroom and administrative roles. Mike has served as a Kids Voting Board Member in Iowa and Wisconsin since 2000. Mike may be reached at 715/574-9244 or mike@usworkstories.

CHRIS CLARKE-EPSTEIN, Board Member Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is the owner of Change 101. As a writer, consultant, and trainer, she encourages leaders and teams to understand why change initiatives often fail and how they can actually work. In 2010, Chris joined the board of Kids Voting USA – Wisconsin/Marathon County and has served as Vice President. Chris may be reached at Change 101, PO Box 37, Wausau, WI 54402, 414/719-0905 or

KATHY DRURY, Board Member Kathy Drury joined Kids Voting in 2018. She is dedicated to providing youth with education and opportunities to inspire them to become engaged voters. Kathy recently retired from the Department of Public instruction as an Education Specialist. Kathy may be reached at

SHARON HUNTER, Executive Director Sharon Hunter was a past Board Member, past-President and past-Secretary. Sharon joined Kids Voting in 2012. Sharon is passionate about helping youth realize their potential and become engaged citizens. Sharon retired from the Department of Public Instruction as a Regional Supervisor. She currently serves as a Supervisor for the Town of Wausau and volunteers at the Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service as a program manager. Sharon may be reached at 715/212-1672 or

KRISTINE KAMRATH, Board Member Kristine Kamrath has been a Board member since June 2017. She is a former Education Specialist with the Department of Public Instruction and a former high school teacher and university instructor. She is retired and focuses on volunteering. She may be reached at 715/573-3223 or at

KRISTEN LONERGAN, Board Member and past President Kristen Lonergan is proud to serve on the Board of Kids Voting. She has been a member since June of 2012. Kristen is passionate about encouraging all members of our community to be informed, involved, citizens. Kristen works as an attorney at Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C. She also serves on the Board for the Marathon County Child Development Agency (HeadStart) and serves as a case worker for the State Bar of Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Program, among other things. Kristen may be reached at Crooks, Low, & Connell, S.C. 531 Washington Street, Wausau WI 54401 715/842-2291 or

DIANE SENNHOLZ, Board Member and President Diane Sennholz is proud to serve as President of Kids Voting. She has been a member of the Board since January 2017. Diane has previously served as a local elected official of Marathon County from January 2005 to January 2015. This service allowed her to recognize the importance of citizens engaging in activities in their communities and making informed decisions. Diane is the Executive Director of North Central Community Action Program (NCCAP) where she pursues the mission of helping individuals and families becoming self-sufficient through programming, case management, and education. Diane may be reached at NCCAP, Wausau, WI 544403, 715/842-0861 or