Meet the Team
Linda Mutschler – Executive Director
Linda joined CLCF’s Board in 2011 and stepped down from the Board to become Executive Director in January 2017. Linda and her husband Jock have owned a home on Little Cedar Lake since 2007 and are thrilled that CLCF has conserved the scenic beauty and rural character of the Cedar Lakes region. Linda spent the majority of her career on Wall Street as an equity analyst. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business. She and her family love spending time on Little Cedar Lake and can often be found on CLCF’s trails.
Mackenzie Franz – Community Outreach Manager
Mackenzie joined CLCF in 2022. Mackenzie graduated from UW-Whitewater with a BS in Environmental Science. She began her environmental career as an Aquatic Invasive Species Intern with Washington County where she discovered the beauty of the Cedar Lakes region. Mackenzie is a certified Wisconsin Master Naturalist and enjoys expanding her knowledge and learning new things on CLCF properties. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys growing her own native perennials, kayaking and cross stitching.
Traci Cooper – Operations Manager
Traci began volunteering for CLCF in the spring of 2019 and joined CLCF’s staff in the fall of 2020. Traci has a reverence for nature and a love of open spaces and natural vistas. Fox Hill Nature Preserve is among her favorite CLCF properties, and she and her son often enjoy hiking on its trails. Traci enjoys nature photography and capturing the beauty of vistas, plants and animals of the Cedar Lakes region.
Sophie Gosetti – Conservation Coordinator
Sophie joined CLCF in 2022. She graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Conservation Biology and Spanish. While at UW-Madison, Sophie worked with the McCulloh Lab in the Department of Botany and researched plant physiological reactions to changing environmental conditions. After graduation, Sophie worked with Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. More recently, Sophie worked with Glacial Lakes Conservancy and managed their nature preserves while also learning about conservation easements. In her spare time, Sophie is often hiking, reading, or putting together jigsaw puzzles.