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(262) 275-2117

401 Devils Lane
Walworth, WI


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Chuck Thiesenhusen, CPRE - Director

Chuck Thiesenhusen Chuck has been the director for the Big Foot Recreation District since October 2007.  Prior, working eight years at George Williams College as the Campus Recreation Director.  He has lived and worked in the area since 1997.  While working at George Williams, he had the opportunity to earn his masters degrees in both Recreation Administration and Business Administration.  Chuck has been a Cert. Park & Rec. Professional since 2012, and recented earned his Cert. Park & Rec Executive mastery credentials in 2021. He is 1 of 5 in the state to hold this certification.

Chuck is an avid sailor and enjoys racing on the lake during the summer.  Chuck has his roots in Wisconsin and enjoys all that the area offers.  He is excited to be living and working within the Big Foot community.

Dean Connley, CPRP - Program Coordinator

Dean Connley
Dean graduated in August 2009, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management from Illinois State University. In 2010 he graduated from George Williams College with a Masters Degree in Recreation Administration. Dean earned his national accrediation as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) in 2015 - only 180 in the state.

In his free time he enjoys SCUBA Diving, boating, swimming and other recreational activities on the water. Dean lives in Walworth and is a part of the Big Foot community.

Vicky Hinchey - Administrative Assistant

Vicky Hinchey

Vicky earned her Associate’s Degree from the College of Lake County and has an expansive background of office and customer service management as well as graphic design.  She has been a resident of Walworth County for over 20 years, and currently resides in Williams Bay with her husband and  two boys who she is very proud of.  She enjoys swimming, hiking, camping and spending time with her family.

When Vicky isn't in the Big Foot Recreation office or spending time with her family, she is also a professional photographer who takes beautiful portraits specializing in prom/homecoming, weddings and other special events.


Briana Sindahl, CPRP - Program Coordinator

Briana Sindahl

Briana graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May 2018, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Health, Human Performance, and Recreation emphasis. Briana earned his national accrediation as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) in 2021 - only 180 in the state.

She is originally from our neighbor state, Minnesota, and has been living in the area since 2014. If you ever strike up a conversation with Briana, you still will be able to catch that “Minnesota accent” of hers from time to time. Briana enjoys a lot of outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and swimming. She's always excited to try out new recreational activities whenever possible. What she most loves to do in her spare time is being around animals, especially her black labrador, Khaleesi.