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  Office: (920) 424-2442
  Media Line: (920) 267-0628
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Headshot of Peggy BreisterPeggy Breister 
Interim Executive Director

Phone: (920) 424-1133

Peggy has more than 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Peggy is a skilled people and projects manager and experienced writer and editor with extensive publications production experience.

Peggy has expertise working with a variety of customers and clients and has won numerous awards for writing, editing and managing. Peggy has certifications in Web & Social Media Writing for Higher Ed – Higher Ed Experts, Project Management Expert – eConsulting Group Inc., Video Production Short Course Certification and McKnight Center Journalism Fellowship.

Amy Martin
Office Operations Associate

Phone: (920) 424-2442

Amy has worked at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for more than six years in various roles throughout the University. She has a strong background in writing and copyediting and graduated from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Communications Team

Headshot of Natalie JohnsonNatalie Johnson
Alumni Communications Manager

Phone: (920) 424-3362

Natalie has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist and higher education communicator and has a bachelor’s and master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in natural science writing. Prior to working at UW Oshkosh, Natalie worked at New Mexico State University.

Liz Smith
Associate Marketing Manager/Athletics Marketing

Phone: (920) 424-0838

Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in history and sports management from UW-Parkside and a master’s degree in sports management from Robert Morris University. Prior to coming to UW Oshkosh, Liz spent 14 years working in higher education athletics communications at Longwood University, Gonzaga University and University of Oklahoma. Liz’s expertise is in social media, media relations and athletics.

Laurie Schlosser
Communications Specialist

Phone: (920) 424-2489

Laurie has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She also has a two-year degree in public relations. Her focus is on writing, editing and project management.

Media Team

Headshot of Julie ThyssenJulie Thyssen
Senior Media Specialist

Phone: (920) 424-1348

Julie Thyssen has worked at UW Oshkosh for 16 years and has a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University. She oversees the Print Production Lab and assists in graphic design. She is also the University Qualtrics Administrator and is Qualtrics Silver Certified.

Pat Flood
Associate Media Specialist

Phone: (920) 424-1128

Jason Page
Associate Media Specialist

Phone: (920) 424-7425

Design Team

Darren Brzozowski
Art Director

Phone: 920-424-0781

Darren has more than 15 years experience working in marketing and graphic design. Prior to UW Oshkosh, he managed multiple areas of marketing including the creative/design team at Network Health, a Menasha-based health insurance company. Darren also spent time as a graphic designer for a local health care system and two publishing companies. His expertise and passion is in brand management. Darren is a graduate of UW-Platteville where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and minor in graphic arts.

Kathryn Kubasta
Graphic Designer

Phone: 920-424-3359

Kathryn graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2017 and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a visual emphasis. Prior to joining the design team in UMC, Kathryn worked at a design agency in downtown Oshkosh as well as the University admissions office.

Jenny Withers
Graphic Designer

Phone: 920-424-0799

Jenny received her bachelor’s degree in visual communications in 2013. Prior working at UW Oshkosh, she spent four years on the creative team at the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Marketing Team

Headshot of Jenni MonroeJenni Monroe
Director of Digital Marketing

Phone: (920) 424-0822

Jennifer is a digital marketing professional with seven years experience in higher education marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UW Oshkosh and a master’s of science in project management and marketing from UW-Platteville. She has experience marketing undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. She has a special focus on digital inbound marketing strategies and is a Hubspot certified inbound marketer.

Trevor Clementi
Social Media and Web Specialist

Phone: (920) 424-0764

Trevor has been coordinating the social media efforts at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2016. Prior to working at UW Oshkosh, Trevor studied communication science, rhetoric and digital media at UW–Madison while teaching classes in software and web development.

Carey Behnke
Marketing Manager

Phone: (920) 424-3088

Carey has spent 15 years working in development and marketing for non-profit organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and Theater from UW-Stevens Point. As a marketing manager in University Marketing and Communications, Carey is charged with the strategic marketing management of the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Services. Carey brings an impressive skill set to the wide variety of responsibilities of her position–marketing, feature and news writing, website design and project management. 

Madisen Potratz
Associate Marketing Manager

Phone: (920) 424-4439

Madisen joined the marketing team in 2017 with a background in higher education outreach and engagement. She specializes in traditional and digital marketing strategies as well as web content management. Madisen holds a bachelor’s degree in art from UW-Madison and has a professional certificate in social media marketing from Madison College.

Natasha Gray
Web Content Specialist


Natasha is earning her bachelors degree in Interactive Web Management at UW Oshkosh and has a minor in French. She previously worked as web content intern in the UMC from 2017-2018, and is now working as a web content specialist.


Maggie Nett
Digital Marketing Specialist


Maggie holds a bachelor’s in marketing and an emphasis in web presence management from UW Oshkosh, and has worked in the digital marketing field since graduation. Prior to joining her Alma Mater, she managed email marketing and web content campaigns for the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Amanda Rice
Associate Marketing Manager


Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with emphases in public relations, mass media and organizational communication from UW-Green Bay. Prior to coming to work for UW Oshkosh, she worked as a Social Media Specialist and has a background in higher education marketing.