Our Board

Ryan Burnett

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President

As a founding board member and President for Learn 2 Fish, Ryan said he enjoys sharing the joy of fishing through Learn 2 Fish’s free fishing workshops. He is passionate about helping underprivileged youth, who may not have someone to teach them how to fish, learn the basics of this great life-long sport. He enjoys trolling and jigging for walleye and his favorite place to fish is Lake Erie.

Mark Moran

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Child Protection/Youth Safety Chair

As the principal at St Martin Lutheran School in Clintonville and in his role on the Learn 2 Fish board, keeping kids safe is at the heart of Mark’s work with youth. Mark joined the board to help strengthen the organization and teach children how to fish. His favorite places to fish are Rose Lake and Lake Winnebago, where he enjoys fishing for Walleye. 

Joyce Bennett-Looney

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Volunteer Chair

When Joyce and her husband Reuben moved to Wisconsin, their neighbor learned that they both enjoyed fishing and introduced them to the Learn 2 Fish organization. They both started volunteering and Joyce said joining the board was not only a great opportunity for her to meet new people and find great fishing spots, but also a way to help the Fox Valley community. She is passionate about helping kids (and their parents) spend less time on the couch and more time outside in the great outdoors fishing. By volunteering through Learn 2 Fish, she helps teach younger generations about this lifetime sport and immerses herself into the community. Joyce’s favorite spot to go trolling for fish is near the mouth of where the Detroit River meets Lake Erie, especially during White (Silver) Bass season.

Rick Schwandt

Treasurer

As Treasurer for Learn 2 Fish, Rick enjoys sharing the joy of fishing through Learn 2 Fish’s free fishing workshops.  Rick enjoys spending time up north at his cabin along with spending time with his grand kids!!

Dylan Knoespel

Social Media

Dylan is a longtime close friend of captain Greg’s, and is an avid walleye fisherman. Dylan competes in many walleye tournaments each year, and enjoys fishing lake Winnebago, Green Bay, and Lake Erie. He graduated in May of 2020 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wisconsin Lutheran College, and uses his skills and knowledge to help develop our volunteer and sponsor newsletters. In addition, Dylan assists with our social media marketing efforts.

Greg Karch

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Founder / Executive Director

Greg Karch founded Learn 2 Fish board and has been operating Learn 2 Fish for over ten years.  Greg enjoys sharing his passion and joy of fishing with people of all ages who want to learn about the greatest sport of all (yes, we’re totally biased), fishing! Greg’s favorite place to fish is the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Winnebago, or just about anywhere he can be on the water (it’s how he relaxes). He loves jigging, casting for walleye and ice fishing for panfish! Why does Greg do it? To share his love for fishing and inspire future fishermen and fisherwomen.