2021-2022 Officer Team

PRESIDENT
Josh Gerbitz
jdgerbitz@wisc.edu

Josh’s father sold their herd shortly after his birth, so he wanted to find other ways to stay active in the agriculture industry. When he was young, he started by showing dairy cattle and eventually started working on farms, which led to his decision to attend UW-Madison. On campus, Josh has been active in various organizations and has had several internship opportunities. After graduation, he plans to go into reproduction sales and consulting.

VICE PRESIDENT
Kelsey Maurer
kamaurer2@wisc.edu

Kelsey grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Newton, Wisconsin. Through BDC, she has been able to continue her love for dairy-related things while pursuing a dairy science degree. She always looks forward to meeting new people through the club and making new friends. One of her favorite things as an officer is arranging speakers for our monthly meetings!

SECRETARY
Sabrina Servais
sabrina.servais@wisc.edu

Sabrina is originally from a 350 cow dairy just south of La Crosse, Wisconsin. She is a senior studying Dairy Sciences and Life Sciences Communications with a certificate in Agricultural Business Management. This year, she’s really hoping to help get BDC up and running after the pandemic year. BDC is a very unique organization here on campus and Sabrina wants to ensure that it is active and fun for its members as well as the agricultural campus!

TREASURER
Billy Zeimet
wzeimet@wisc.edu

Billy currently works on a dairy farm near his hometown and plans to go into the business after completing his degree. He is currently a senior studying dairy science and is happy to be back in person at the UW! Billy looks forward to watching the club return to its usual activities and re-build the membership.

ACTIVITIES
Gaelan Combs
gcombs@wisc.edu

Gaelan grew up watching his uncles and grandparents keep their family farms running while his parents stayed active in applied research. This foundation gave way for him choosing to attend UW-Madison to blend this passion for dairy with a research-based mindset. While at UW, Gaelan has been able to stay active in internships on farms and in research labs to grow around the dairy industry. After graduation, he plans to go to graduate school and pursue an advanced degree to leverage as a dairy nutrition consultant.

PUBLIC RELATIONS
McKenzie Trinko
mttrinko@wisc.edu

Kenzie grew up around her family’s horses in Shawano, WI. Once in high school, she developed a passion for agriculture through FFA and 4-H and decided to pursue an Animal Sciences degree (& French certificate) with hopes of becoming a large animal veterinarian. At the UW, she works in dairy animal research and enjoys being an advocate for the dairy world through BDC.

OUTREACH
Elise Bleck
ebleck@wisc.edu

Elise is a sophomore studying Dairy Sciences. She grew up showing cattle and helping on her family’s dairy farm. She is excited for all of the events that the club missed out on last year!

OUTREACH
Nicole Broege
nbroege@wisc.edu

Nicole grew up owning and showing registered Holsteins with her sisters in Janesville, WI. She is currently a sophomore studying Dairy Sciences. After graduation, she hopes to work with data analytics to help make genetic data more useful for farmers. Nicole is super excited to use her position this year to get members more involved and make the club’s presence felt on campus!