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Executive Team

ALan Loux

Alan Loux

President and Chief Executive Officer
920-531-2500 | Email Alan

Alan came to Rawhide in 2017 and serves as the President and CEO. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business/Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alan is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Rawhide and its legendary history. He looks forward to positively impacting the lives of youth and their families.

Alan and his wife enjoy spending time with their three adult children, playing golf, and trips to their cabin.

Paul Steffensmeier

Paul Steffensmeier

Chief Financial Officer
920-531-2510 | Email Paul

Paul has been serving Rawhide since 1983, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Nebraska.

Paul is committed to serving Rawhide and helping young men change their lives. He is very thankful that God, in His great mercy, sent Jesus Christ to this earth to die on the cross to pay for the penalty of our sins.

Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and family, bicycling, and playing disc golf.

Dan Birr

Dan Birr

Director of Education
920-531-2570 | Email Dan

Since 1979, Dan has been serving in the education field as an teacher, coach and administrator. Dan joined Rawhide in 2004, where he has served as the Principal of Starr Academy, and the Director of Education.

Dan provides leadership and direction to the education team, as they provide at-risk young men with opportunities to make positive changes in their attitudes, behaviors, and academic skills by modeling Christ through action and word.

Dan earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from Midwestern Bible College and later a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Along with his wife, Roberta, Dan currently serves as a foster parent and has also served as a houseparent in the past. Dan and Roberta reside in Neenah, Wisconsin, and have four children and eight grandchildren. Dan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

Danny Stone

Danny Stone, LPC

Director of Youth Services
920-531-2640 | Email Danny

Danny currently serves Rawhide as the Director of Youth Services. It’s his job to ensure that the services offered to Rawhide’s youth and alumni are proper, meaningful, and stay within our mission.

Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wheaton College and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the Wisconsin Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Danny has a passion for seeing at-risk youth excel and enhance their moral development, leading them to become young men that are taught respect, responsibility and self control. Danny and his wife, Wendy, have a set of twins and live near New London. He enjoys bird hunting, fly-fishing and dog training.

Heather Stern

Heather J. Stern, CFRE

Director of Development
920-531-2592 | Email Heather


Heather serves as the Development Director and has been in nonprofit management for over 17 years. Heather recently joined the team at Rawhide in 2017 because she is passionate about the mission and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at risk youth.

Heather has a degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Whitewater – Wisconsin. Heather has received her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Certification and has also graduated from the School of Executive Leadership Program through the University of Michigan School of Business.

Heather lives just outside of New London with her husband and 3 children. Heather loves spending time with her family and some of her favorite hobbies include snow skiing, snowmobiling, and cheering on the Packers.

Joel Walker

Joel Walker

Director of Human Resources
920-531-2562| Email Joel

Joel began his career at Rawhide in the Youth Services field in 2001, and transitioned into a Human Resources role in 2005. As the Director of Human Resources, Joel oversees all HR related activity at Rawhide including recruitment, legal compliance, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and benefits.

Joel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Grace College and has held his “Senior Professional in Human Resources” (SPHR) designation since 2009.

Joel was born and raised in Brazil. Having grown up overseas, he developed a love of international traveling (has traveled to over 30 countries) and shares that passion with his wife, Tara. Joel loves spending time as a family and being a dad to his two young kids, Violet and Elias.

Aaron Geitner

Aaron Geitner

Director of Vehicle Program
920-531-2600| Email Aaron

Aaron currently serves Rawhide as the Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing. Aaron comes to Rawhide with over 15 years of experience in the insurance and auto industry.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Management from St. Norbert College with an emphasis in International Business Relations and Corporate Leadership.

Aaron and his son love fishing, hunting, baseball (playing and coaching), and anything related to the outdoors.

Brendan Ganser

Brendan Ganser

Director of Facilities
920-531-2531| Email Brendan

In March of 1990, Brendan Ganser began working at Rawhide. Over the years, Brendan has been a Grounds Maintenance Worker, Construction Instructor, Facilities Manager, CATCH Home Housefather, and Temporary House father for the Smith House. He currently serves as the Director of Facilities.

As the Director of Facilities, Brendan oversees the Facilities Department which includes general maintenance and planned maintenance. In addition, he handles project planning and project design.

Prior to coming to Rawhide, Brendan served as the Maintenance Manager for an apartment complex as well as a national hotel chain. He also spent time as a Foreman on a construction crew that built custom homes and commercial buildings.

In the evenings and on weekends, he serves as a Pastor for a church in the Wautoma area.

When blessed with time off, Brendan loves spending time with his family taking day trips. If there’s any other time available on his schedule, he enjoys playing golf with his son and his brother and finding cool stuff with his metal detector.