Peyton Medick, Founder of Peyton's Promise, is a junior at UW LaCrosse. She started the organization when she was eight years old and wanted to make sure children did not go to bed hungry. Peyton started working with the advocate program when her cousin brought forth the idea of having advocates to inspire, lead and educate people about the problem of hunger. Other than working with Peyton's Promise, She enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music and adventuring. Peyton is studying Public Administration with a minor in Communications with hopes of a career within the non-profit sector. Peyton looks forward to seeing what amazing things that the advocates, advocate board and this organization can do.
Emma Bloemers— President
Emma Bloemers is a senior at DC Everest High School and has been involved with the organization since the beginning. She has become very involved in the organization recently due to her position as President on the Advocate Board as well as her father being the President of the Executive Board. Emma has a drive for helping others through Peyton’s Promise as well as volunteering through her sports teams at school. She loves the idea of helping people directly in the community and seeing positive change happen from her and the others involved in Peyton’s Promise. Besides helping with the advocate program, Emma is on her school's Dance Team, softball team, and enjoys beiing apart of the fall musicals. During her free time she enjoys being with family, playing with her dog, and relaxing at home.
Keely Finnegan—Vice President
Keely Finnegan became an advocate in 2011, the first year Peyton’s Promise accepted advocates into their program. She is a senior at iForward Virtual Online School and the drum major at D.C. Everest High School. Keely is the fifth of six kids, some of her passions are dogs, sunsets, drawing, and photography. She loves to volunteer in her church and her community, and believes that everyone, no matter how young or old can make a positive impact on their community.
Ariana Peters—Secretary and Correspondence Director
Ariana Peters has been volunteering with Peyton's Promise for about four years and has been an advocate for almost two. She is a junior at Wausau West High School this year and in addition to Peyton's Promise is involved with Key Club, Teens Needing Teens, Student Council, Spanish Club, Science Olympiad, Link Crew, and Cross Country through school. During her free time, Ariana loves animals, reading, watching Netflix and spending time with friends and family.
Sara Mayer- Member
Sara Mayer became an advocate in 2013 and this is her first year on the advocate board. She is a Sophomore at the D.C. Everest Senior High School. Sara has a younger brother who has been an advocate since 2016. Her main passion is swimming. Sara is on the local YMCA swim team (wyns), and is also on the Everest swim team for school. She loves to volunteer through school and other organizations like Peyton’s Promise.
Allie Straz- Member
Jordyn Langbhen- Member
Piper Pietrowski is a new advocate for Peyton's Promise, but has been helping with food drives since middle school. Currently Piper is a sophomore at Marathon High School, and enjoys running a swimming competitively. She also enhots being around animals and her family. Piper loves to help others in big or small ways, weather that be through her church or at her school.
Max Reinardy- Member
Lillie Grace Faulkner- Member
Maddie Martin- Member
Jake Pease- Member
We are beyond excited to welcome Kenzie Kuivanen as our Peyton’s Promise Communications and Marketing Intern! Kenzie is a recent graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Communications, She has lived in Wausau her entire life and has volunteered with Peytons Promise in the past. Kenzie has studied abroad and visited 7 countries therefore has a love for travel. Kenzie is excited to bring her skills and experiences to this internship. Help us by making Kenzie feel welcomed!