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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 earned his Cert. Park & Rec Executive mastery credentials in 2021.

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 accreditation as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) in 2015.

Dean’s wife, Jill Connley is an English teacher and Librarian at Big Foot High School. They live in the town of Walworth with their two sons Gavin and Tyler. In his free time, Dean enjoys archery, biking, golfing, fishing and building his own musky lures to take out on the water.


Vicky Hinchey - Marketing and Office Manager

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. As a PathTo Positive Communities Ambassador, She is passionate about sustainable living and environmental justice. She has been a resident of Walworth County for over 20 years, and currently resides in Lake Geneva with her husband and two boys who she is very proud of. She enjoys 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 high school seniors, prom/homecoming, and other special events..


Lynette Vyhnanek, CPRP - Program Coordinator

Lynette graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from North Central College in Illinois. Her passion for dance and expertise with young children has already been seen in many Big Foot Programs. Lynette has over 10 years of experience in parks & recreation, and looks forward to organizing many more programs, and earned her national accrediation as a Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) in 2021.

She resides in Williams Bay and enjoys spending time with her family. She is active in the community, loves boating, dancing, and traveling.