Jenny Mayer | Treasurer
Jenny joined the club as a teenager and has been involved with the German community for just as long. A former member of the Jugendgruppe, today she dances with the Kulturgruppe along with her husband Mark. Their two girls are also heavily active in the Jugendgruppe, of which she is a co-leader. Jenny works as an Accounting Manager and enjoys getting to spend time with her husband and two daughters who are both heavily involved in the club as well. (See Mark, our Corporate secretary, below).
MaryAnn MacGillis | President
MaryAnn was born into the Club — her parents were members before she was born and her first UDoM event was a Mother’s Day program when she was just 6 weeks old. MaryAnn started dancing in the Kindergruppe at 3, then was in the Jugendgruppe and the Kulturgruppe. She's had her own business since she was 16, and currently teaches pattern-making classes at the Art Institute of Wisconsin. MaryAnn enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, and two kids who are both members of the Jugendgruppe.
Mark Mayer | Corporate Secretary
Mark has been a part of the UDoM since 1983, when he started dancing with the Jugendgruppe at the age of 13, and where he met his lovely wife, Jenny. Two years later, he also started dancing with the Kulturgruppe, with whom he is still dancing today! In addition to his position on the UDoM/GACF Executive Board, Mark also is a member of the Jägerverein, and is one of the co-leaders of the Jugendgruppe. During the week he is a Mechanical Engineer, and in his free time he enjoys golfing, trap shooting, and is an avid alpine ski racer.
Ashley Harker | Second Vice President
Ashley lives in Waukesha with her husband, Matthew. She has been a member of the club since she was 16 years old, and was a member of the Jugend and Kulturgruppe, as well as Spaß Milwaukee. Ashley works for Kohl's Corporate and in her free time, enjoys traveling and camping with her husband, their baby boy, and their two lovable dogs.
Jenn Erickson | Director of Marketing
Jenn has been a member of the UDoM for over 20 years. She's been a Board Member since 2008, and on the Executive Board since 2016, as Director of Marketing. Jenn is a former member of the Jugend and still dances with the Kulturgruppe. Her and her husband Matt just welcomed their first child, a baby boy. By day, Jenn works as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator for a company that provides equipment and service to the financial, gaming and retail industries. In her free time, she does freelance graphic design, likes to cook, and owns a cookie & cupcake business.
Katlin Schmieder | Membership Secretary
Katlin has been a member for her entire life, and has been our Kindergruppe leader since 2014. Katlin is currently also an active member of our Kulturgruppe. Katlin enjoys spending time at the club as well as working with other German groups in the Milwaukee area. She sits on the Landesverband North America board as Stellvertreter der landeskinderleiterin, and is involved with the Milwaukee area German American Societies. In her free time, Katlin enjoys traveling and spending time with family and her boyfriend Zach.
Meet Our Executive Board
Hildy Siladi | First Vice President
Hildy grew up dancing in our sister club in Detroit, Michigan. After marrying her husband, Rick, she became fully involved in our club as well. Together they put two daughters through the group. Hildy has been involved in a number of different ways, including co-leading a group of members on a full European tour in 2012.