Michelle is the main anchor for FOX 47 News at Nine in Madison. She also teaches communication history, theory and writing courses at the university level. She’s currently an instructor at Madison College.

You’ll see Michelle hosting dozens of area events throughout the year. She is also proud to serve on the WI-American Diabetes Association Leadership Board.  She loves singing big band music, cooking TV, dancing and is a former competitive twirler!

She’s married to her very supportive husband, Nick and they have one son, who she says already out-wits her and a big fluffy standard poodle! 

Kara grew up in Spring Green and is the youngest daughter of William and Tracie Hutter. She is a graduate from River Valley High School where she was active in cheerleading, gymnastics, National Honor Society, Forensics, and FFA.  Kara is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she is majoring in Agriculture Education. She intends on studying veterinary medicine to become a large animal veterinarian. 

2017 will be Kara's sixth and final year exhibiting swine at the Iowa County Fair. She began showing swine as a member of the Coon Rock 4-H, but currently exhibits through the River Valley FFA. 

Robert Moses, President & CEO of the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce.  I joined the Prairie du Chien Chamber in 2006. I currently serve as a board member for WMC (Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce) and I am the Vice President of WCCE – (Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives.)  I will begin as President of the WCCE in January of 2018.   I have a BA in Education and have had the pleasure of teaching for over 15 year’s prior to entering the Chamber world.

Andrew Nussbaum


WI Dept of Tourism

Ken Monteleone


Fromagination Artisian Cheese

Jeff Dombeck


Southwest Tech College 
Culinary Instructor

Beth Crave


Crave Cheese

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Ken is the owner of Fromagination, a shop located on the Capitol Square which is celebrating 10 years in business. Ken’s goal is to have you leave Fromagination loving cheese more.  Fromagination works with small artisans across the state and show cheeses and companions in European setting.  Their cheeses are cut to order. 

After spending 25 years in the corporate world Ken decided to chart his own destiny. It has been a life long dream to have a shop that works with small producers and showcases rich cheese making tradition.

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Todd Novak


Mayor/Assemblyman

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Robert Moses


Prairie du Chien
​Chamber of Commerce

Drew joined the Department of Tourism in 2012, after having spent his entire professional career in hospitality, marketing, and tourism.  His focus with companies and organizations has always been to grow their customer service effectiveness, a passion that began with his first restaurant job in 1984.  Drew refers to this as “Northern Hospitality”.

He loves traveling the state meeting with folks and helping them get the word out about all the great things there are to see and do in Wisconsin. Having worked with various regional and statewide collaboration efforts, Drew enjoys bringing organizations together to share ideas and resources.

Keith Burrows


Drifless Appetite

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Jeanne Carpenter


Wisconsin Cheese Originals

Chief Cheese Geek

Karen Bast


Southwest Tech College
Culinary Arts / Management Instructo

 2017 Professional Competition Judges

 2017 Amateur Competition Judges

Michelle Carolla


WMSN - FOX 47 News - Madison, WI

 Main News Anchor

Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship

Kara Hutter


2017 Iowa County Fairest of the Fair