About Us

Board of Directors

  • Dan Draxler, Retired Regional President, Bremer Bank.

  • Patty Draxler, Retired Executive Director, Family Resource Center St Croix Valley.

  • Sheila Harsdorf, Retired Wisconsin State Senator from the 10th Senate District.

  • Warren Schneider, Retired, 3M.

The Crew

S. Mark Tyler

Lead Volunteer

Mark Tyler has served in many governance roles at the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Technical College System, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

He has also volunteered with many organizations, such as Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, The Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Family Resource Center St Croix Valley, and he currently chairs the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment -- activities all connected in one way or another to developing our workforce through education and strong families.

Mark also serves as Board Chair for OEM Fabricators, Inc., where he served as President for over 30 years.

Neil Kline

Chief Evangelist

Neil works in corporate governance for an agricultural lending institution in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A Polk County, Wisconsin native, he graduated from Unity High School in Balsam Lake in 2014 before going on to graduate with a bachelors degree from UW-Madison in 2018.

During his time at UW-Madison, Neil worked for UW System Administration, as well as at the state legislature and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. More recently, Neil was a candidate for the Wisconsin state legislature.

Corporate Sponsors

Family Friendly Workplaces is grateful for the support of companies and organizations across western Wisconsin who share our interest in supporting families. Organizations noted below provide invaluable financial support or technical expertise to Family Friendly Workplaces.