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Meet the Expert

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is launching a new virtual program, “Meet the Expert!” Girl Scouts of all ages, family members, and community members are invited to tune in to our Facebook page to view interviews, tours, activities, and much more done by experts in your communities! Many of the experts will be live in the chat during the event to answer any questions you may have.

Although this series is not badge-earning, many of the videos will directly tie to a badge! Videos will also be available on the website to view on your own time! These videos will take place on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6 PM CST as we continue to collect videos!

Meet ALL of Our Experts! 

Ryan Swadley, Museum Educator at the Neville Public Museum

His job includes curating exhibits, taking care of the artifacts, giving tours, and planning programs and events.

In this video, Ryan will talk a little bit about the history of the Neville Public Museum, what kinds of artifacts they have, how and why they create exhibits, and the types of jobs at the museum.

Katrina Schiedemeyer, Supplier Development Engineer at Oshkosh Corporation

Katrina Schiedemeyer works in the Supplier Development Engineering department at Oshkosh Corporation. She went to school in Oshkosh, WI, and now travels the world for work! Katrina is very committed to staying connected with her community and serves on 4 art-related non-profit boards. Katrina will talk about what is a supply chain, what a supplier chain developer does, and how girls can use creativity while pursuing STEM careers.

Eileen Moskowitz-Palma, Author of The Popularity Pact

Join Cadette Girl Scout Gabby, as she interviews the author of The Popularity Pact series, Eileen Moskowitz-Palma! Eileen has always loved reading and was inspired to write her own. See more about Eileen.

Ryan Swadley, Museum Educator

Ryan is the Museum Educator at the Neville Public Museum. His job includes curating exhibits, taking care of the artifacts, giving tours, and planning programs and events.

In this video, Ryan will talk a little bit about his 5 favorite exhibits at the Neville Public Museum and an introduction to Stompy the Mastadon!

James Harrington, Assistant Complex Coordinator

James Harrington works as an Assistant Complex Coordinator with Residential & Community Living at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to this position, James studied at UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Comparative Literature.

The Einstein Project, Kevin Grondahl & Brown County Innovation Center helpers

The Einstein Project focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education in the classroom and the community. Kevin Grondahl works for the Einstein Project located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Kevin helps run the Makerspace and develop programming and will be leading different activities around NE Wisconsin in area parks.

Kevin has degrees in Outdoor Education, and Computer Sciences – specializing in Cyber Security and Education. He, and his wife Mackenzie, are troop leaders for troop 2523​ located in Kaukauna. They are both STEM Trainers for our council, and he is also a trainer for our 1st aid programs as well.

Kevin and his daughter Ellie enjoy exploring nature and capturing photographs of what they see. They also love to hike, camp, garden and his whole family also love Geo-caching.

Deb Johnson, Chef

Hop over to Chef Deb Johnson Kitchen as she walks us through how to make Lemon Blueberry Muffins!


  • Eggs 
  • Sugar 
  • Plain Greek Yogurt 
  • Unsweetened Applesauce 
  • Honey 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Lemon Zest 
  • Lemon Juice 
  • Flour Baking 
  • Soda Baking Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Blueberries 

Deb has a great passion for teaching children the basics of cooking and good nutrition. When not teaching Budding Chefs classes, Deb enjoys reading, being on the water on her paddleboard or the boat, searching for and trying out new recipes, and spending time with her husband and her college-age boys.

Chef Deb also offers classes for Girl Scout Troops! Learn more here:

Jennifer & Emma, Lawrence University

Join Emma Reading and Jen England as they chat about the college admissions process, specifically "Demystifying the College Admissions Process".

Jennifer England is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Visit Experience at Lawrence University. She has nearly 25 years of experience in college admissions at both small, liberal arts colleges and midsize public universities. She has served on the Board of Directors for Colleges That Change Lives and supports their mission of student-centered admissions. While Jen has worked in all facets of college admissions, her favorite part of the job remains meeting with students and families to help make the application process less stressful.

Emma grew up in Castle Rock, CO, and moved to Wisconsin in 2014 to attend Lawrence University, a school, and state she is proud to call home. After graduating from LU in 2019 with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Emma continued her student work as a tour guide and admissions worker by joining the Lawrence University Admissions Team as a music admissions counselor. In her work, Emma is passionate about taking a personalized approach to the college search, helping students discover what they want and need in their future school while helping them see how Lawrence can support their dreams. She believes in celebrating the unique college search of each of her students and strives to serve them as a supportive resource no matter which school they end up attending. When not working with students, Emma can be found exploring hiking trails across Wisconsin, making music on flute, guitar, and piano, and playing with her cat Circe.