Offering hope for young men struggling with behavioral, mental and emotional health.
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920-531-2500 | Email Alan
Alan Loux came to Rawhide in 2017 and serves as President and CEO. He oversees the strategic direction, vision and management of all of Rawhide’s programs and services.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Business/Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Alan brings extensive and diverse experience to the role, having held leadership roles in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. He began his career working in faith-based non-profit organizations such as Prison Fellowship, a global ministry to those in prison, and Inter-Varsity, a global college campus ministry headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin where he served as Director of Marketing and Assistant to the President. Most recently Loux served as Vice-President, Global Marketing with JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global equipment manufacturer. Previously he served as Corporate Vice-President – Marketing with Direct Supply, Inc. a leading health care distributor serving the nursing home and assisted living market based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He enjoyed a 19-year career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a leading global consumer products company based in Neenah, Wisconsin coming up through the brand management ranks to become Vice President – Marketing and General Manager.
920-531-2594 | Email Ed
Ed joined Rawhide in 2019 and serves as Chief Legal Officer. He is responsible for directing all legal activities to support Rawhide’s programs as well as leading special projects at the direction of the CEO.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ball State University and his Doctor of Law degree from McKinney School of Law (Indiana University, Indianapolis).
Ed has over 45 years of experience in legal and governance oversight. Prior to joining Rawhide, Ed served as Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Board/Executive Team Member of a number of affiliated corporations including Appleton Coated LLC, Appleton Papers Inc. (“Appvion”), and Dixon Ticonderoga Company. Ed previously was a member of the legal staff of Johnson Controls, Inc. following work in the Milwaukee law office of von Briesen & Roper.
920-531-2592 | Email Heather
Heather joined Rawhide in 2017 and serves as Chief Growth Officer. She is responsible for all development, fundraising, vehicle program operations, marketing, communications and public relations activities for Rawhide.
Heather has degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has received her Certified Fundraising Executive Certification (CFRE) and has also graduated from the Advanced Management and Executive Leadership Program at Clemson University.
Heather has worked in nonprofit leadership for more than 20 years. Prior to coming to Rawhide, Heather worked for ThedaCare Foundations as Executive Director. Earlier, she spent almost 15 years working for Boys and Clubs of America, at which she was Director of Operations, Vice President of Development, and Marketing and Executive director.
920-531-2562| Email Joel
Joel Walker joined Rawhide in 2001 and serves as Chief Human Resource Officer. He oversees all human resource related activities at Rawhide including recruitment, legal compliance, employee relations, performance management, talent development, compensation, and benefits.
Joel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Grace College in 2001. He holds certifications from both the Human Resources Certification Institute (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and the Society of Human Resource Management (Senior Certified Professional).
Prior to his role as Chief Human Resources Officer, Joel has served in various human resource roles since 2005, including leadership positions as Director of Human Resources and Recruitment & Employee Relations Manager.
920-531-2597 | Email Ben
Ben Berg joined Rawhide in 2020 as the Director of Finance and now serves as Chief Financial Officer. He leads the finance team and oversees accounting and finance operations for Rawhide, including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, treasury management, audit, insurance, 401k, and credit card administration.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2011 and an MBA with a finance emphasis in 2016, both from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Prior to joining Rawhide, Ben progressed his career working in various financial planning and analysis roles at Schneider and US Venture.
920-531-2531| Email Brendan
Brendan Ganser joined Rawhide in 1990 and currently serves as Director of Facilities. He oversees the maintenance, project planning and design of Rawhide’s facilities as well as the food service and community service programs.
In the evenings and on weekends, he serves as a Pastor of Providence Bible Church in Poy Sippi, Wisconsin.
Brendan has more than 40 years of experience in facilities and maintenance. Over the years, Brendan has held positions at Rawhide as a Grounds Maintenance Worker, Construction Instructor, Facilities Manager, CATCH Foster Home Housefather, and Temporary House father for the Smith House.
Prior to coming to Rawhide, Brendan served as the Maintenance Manager for an apartment complex as well as a national hotel chain in Amarillo Texas. He also spent time as a Foreman on a construction crew that built custom homes and commercial buildings.
920-531-2640 | Email Danny
Danny Stone joined Rawhide in 1991 and currently serves as Director of Community. He oversees all community counseling services, group homes, and community job training programs.
Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wheaton College and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a member of the Wisconsin Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Danny has held numerous roles in Youth Services at Rawhide over the last 28 years including Director of Youth Services, Social Work Supervisor, CATCH Foster Care Manager, Case Manager and Resident Youth Care Instructor. He has also participated on industry advisory councils, forums and task forces including Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families Out-of- Home Continuum work group providing feedback and insight about how to approach the Wisconsin child welfare system and Wisconsin’s approach to the Family First Prevention Services Act.
920-531-2570 | Email Steve
Steve Masseth came to Rawhide in June 2019 and worked as a houseparent with his wife. Now he is the Director of Education of Rawhide’s Starr Academy on the New London campus.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin at the Green Bay Center. Steve oversees the Education and Work Experience programs at Starr Academy. Both programs focus on preparing the youth for adulthood once they leave Rawhide. The Accredited Education Program helps youth earn the credits they need to graduate high school or prepare them for taking the GED. Through this program, Steve manages Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), behavioral management, academics, and mentorship to academic instructors.
Steve also manages the Work Experience Program (WEP), which is designed to prepare youth for the world of work through jobs on the New London campus, such as café kitchen staff, facilities maintenance, car shop mechanic, etc. This program teaches the youth how to be hard working, responsible citizens upon their return to their communities.
His first teaching position was at a residential treatment facility in Phoenix, AZ, where he taught at-risk youth. Steve also taught in both private and public schools prior to moving into administration. He has served as a Christian School Administrator for the past 20 years. He and his wife are also foster parents, which led them to Rawhide.
920-531-2629 | Email Kaleb
Kaleb Schad joined Rawhide in January 2021 as Strategic Planning Manager and is now Director of Strategy and Marketing. In this role, Kaleb helps Rawhide understand and shape its strategy and mission by collaborating with executives and managers to guide decision-making and analysis of long-range strategic plans, including new product and service innovations, and community partnerships. He also leads branding and marketing efforts for the organization.
Kaleb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and English with minors in art and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He also participated in InitiativeOne’s Leadership Transformation coursework, which teaches attendees to bring under-the-table issues up and clear them away so that everyone can make better, faster decisions and be accountable to larger ideals and each other. Kaleb is also currently enrolled in St. Norbert College’s Schneider School of Business MBA program.
Prior to joining Rawhide Youth Services, he worked at advertising and branding agencies, handling both B2C and B2B marketing and employer branding, for more than 14 years.