CLCF Staff


Linda Mutschler,  Executive Director
Linda spent nearly 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 volunteer 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.




Jaron Cook, Stewardship Manager
Jaron got his official start in conservation during the summer of 2016, when he worked in a Community Ecology lab studying fire and forest dynamics in Missouri Oak-Hickory forests. Since then, he’s worked for an environmental advocacy nonprofit, a land trust in coastal Maine, and most recently for a soil and water conservation district in the North Twin Cities Metro area of Minneapolis.

Jaron has a BA in Environmental Earth Science from Washington University in St. Louis and was raised in Upstate New York and East Tennessee. Drawing on a childhood spent outdoors, Jaron is passionate about empowering people to love and steward the land around them. He recently completed a certificate in Ecological Restoration at the University of Minnesota and hopes to apply that knowledge to enhancing the ecological integrity of CLCF’s land. Outside of work, Jaron likes to spend his time distance running and cooking.


Traci Cooper, Office Manager
Traci  began working in the CLCF office as a volunteer in April of 2019. She put in 40 hours of service on our Record Keeping project in her first month, and then continued to work on organizing, scanning, filing and creating documents. She was hired on January 6, 2020 as our Administrative Assistant. She has contributed her artistic talents to several CLCF projects as well.