Luke Kloberdanz

Director of Philanthropy

Luke oversees the fundraising efforts of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and helps individuals, corporations, and foundations invest in the Alliance and its thousands of volunteers.

Luke’s involvement with the Ice Age Trail Alliance began with a chapter trail improvement day in 2001. This first experience of giving back to the Ice Age Trail and working with passionate volunteers planted the seed for continued involvement. His early volunteer experiences include:

  • Helping form the Alliance’s Lodi Valley Chapter.
  • Taking part in the initial Mobile Skills Crew training in 2002.
  • Thru-hiking the Trail in 2003.
  • Serving in multiple volunteer capacities both on and off-trail.

In 2013, Luke joined the Alliance staff full-time as Outreach and Education Manager. He immediately utilized his considerable skills as a teacher toward giving kids an experiential experience of the Ice Age Trail, thus creating the Saunters program.

In 2018, Luke transitioned into philanthropy work and now serves as the Director of Philanthropy. He helps individuals, corporations and foundations support the Alliance’s many volunteers in their work to conserve, create, maintain, and promote the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Luke graduated with a BA in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and an MS in educational psychology from UW-Madison. He lives in Lodi with his wife Letha, sons Gus and Wynn, gnarly dog Hank, and a small flock of chickens.

Favorite Ice Age Trail Segment: Gibraltar Segment