From Schwaderer to Dowell – LLCC leadership | Work | messagemedia.co
When the Long Lake Conservation Center started its life as a school for environmental learning, there was hardly anyone who could be called permanent staff.It wasn’t long, though until James T. Marcum found a young man named Robert (Bob) Schwaderer ’75 (Population Dynamics) to fill the role of executive director. Born in Cresson, Pennsylvania and hailing from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Schwaderer enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and served until 1964. He qualified for the Air Police and honorably served at a number of duty locations.Returning stateside, Schwaderer attended UW-Green Bay, graduating in 1975 with three undergraduate majors: biology, environmental science and education. He met his future wife while in Green Bay. Carolyn Auth, who was teaching in Appleton, Wisconsin, moved with Schwaderer to Minnesota, where he started his career, also in 1975.