CLCF Staff

Linda Mutschler,  Executive Director
Linda spent the majority of her career on Wall Street as an equity analyst.  After retiring in 2005, she and her family returned to Wisconsin.  Linda’s interests include nutrition, health, education and the environment.  Linda is a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business.  She is married to Jock Mutschler and has two children.  She and her family love spending time on Little Cedar Lake and can often can be found on various CLCF trails with their golden retriever.



Mackenzie Franz, Land Stewardship Manager
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, spending hours in the Cedar Lakes region. She has since been a crew member for Prairie Future Seed Co. where she restored and maintained native prairies in Wisconsin. More recently, she has been an Assistant Grower in the propagation department at Johnson’s Nursery where her Wisconsin native plant knowledge has expanded. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys growing her own native perennials, kayaking and cross stitching. She is excited to get her hands dirty working on CLCF’s Preserves!  

Traci Cooper, Operations Manager
Traci joined CLCF as a volunteer in the spring of 2019, and she donated over 200 hours in her first year.  Traci believes that volunteering can boost the health of one’s mind and body due to the rewarding accomplishments that volunteering offers. Traci has a reverence for nature and a love of open spaces and natural vistas. Traci began working as the CLCF Office Manager in the fall of 2020 and aims to help preserve the open spaces for the natural enjoyment of being outside. Fox Hill Nature Preserve is among her favorite CLCF open preserves, as she and her son often enjoy the hiking trails.