For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Area Community Foundation recently announced that three new members joined its board of directors: Ben Bauer, Justin Casperson, and Adam Hocking. The board of directors consists of 15 members who are elected by a majority of the current board of directors. The board meets monthly and is responsible for all functions of the Foundation.
Bauer is the director of marketing at Simplicity Credit Union, overseeing the marketing and public relations efforts of the credit union. His diverse set of talents includes marketing, graphic design, public relations, and leadership. He is an active member of the community, including serving as a board member for the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Club, Spencer Youth Recreations Inc. and an assistant coach for Spencer/Columbus varsity football team. Ben and his wife Katie, a special education teacher at Madison Elementary, love to spend as much time possible with their 1-year old son and in their spare time enjoy Marshfield and Wisconsin in the great outdoors through biking, running, hiking, and camping.
Casperson is director of Parks & Recreation Department with the city of Marshfield. Originally from Marshfield, Casperson left after high school to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree in recreation management at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His past professional experiences include: director of Parks and Recreation with the village of Germantown; recreation supervisor with the city of West Bend’s Park, Recreation, and Forestry Department; recreation supervisor with the Nicolet Recreation Department in Glendale; program and facility manager for the Cary Park District in Cary, Illinois; and program supervisor for the La Crosse Park and Recreation Department. When Casperson is not working, he keeps busy by spending time with his family, coaching his daughters’ athletic teams, volunteering, golfing, hunting, and following his favorite Wisconsin sports teams.
Hocking is a writer in Marshfield Clinic’s Marketing and Communications Department. He was born and raised in Marshfield and graduated from Marshfield High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. After graduating college, Adam and his wife, Amanda, moved to Saint Paul, where they worked and lived until 2014, when they returned to Marshfield so Adam could start the Hub City Times newspaper. Amanda also hails from Marshfield, and she and Adam are happy to raise their son, Silas, in their home town. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, reading, and is learning to play guitar. Adam and Amanda are welcoming their second child in February of 2017.