Joann Mundth Douglas is a Reedsburg native who grew up on a small dairy farm 7 miles outside of Reedsburg with her parents and six siblings. After graduating with a BS from UW Eau Claire, she spent roughly 20 years in New York City and the Twin Cities working in magazine publishing, non-profit fundraising and dabbling as a poet. It was in these urban environments that she witnessed how quickly a community of creatives could positively transform neighborhoods.

After returning to Reedsburg in 2003, she began volunteering with a local arts organization. Through that experience, she gained confidence that creativity could also transform small rural communities like her own.

In 2013 she enrolled in Arts Wisconsin’s Rural Arts Management Certificate Program and in 2014, she co-founded Reedsburg ArtsLink with local artists Katie Godfrey and Katie Schofield.


Katie Godfrey, President, Founding Member
Communications Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Lives in Owatonna, MN

Katie Schofield, Treasurer, Founding Member
Professional Artist
Rock Springs Public Library Director
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

Donald Douglas, Jr., Founding Member
Owner/Operator Able Trek Tours
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

Haley Weisert, Secretary
Program Specialist
UW Extension Sauk County
Lives in Rock Springs, WI

David Wells
Gallery Director
Edgewood College
Lives in Madison, WI

2017 Board - Reedsburg ArtsLink
Katie Godfrey, Joann Mundth Douglas, David Wells, Katie Schofield, Don Douglas, Haley Weisert.


Jan Aslaksen
Architect (retired)
La Valle, WI 53941

Donna Neuwirth
Founder & Director
Wormfarm Institute
Reedsburg, WI

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