Our Advocate Board of Directors are a group of High School leaders who help organize events, create events of their own, mentor our younger advocates and recruit new advocates to the organization. Our board meets weekly via google chat with our Executive Director to brainstorm and prepare for upcoming events.
Peyton Medick, Founder of Peyton's Promise, is a senior 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.
Sara Mayer— President
Sara Mayer became an advocate in 2013 and this is her second year on the advocate board. She is a Junior 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.
Danni Langseth—Vice President
Danni Langseth has been an advocate for 6 years. Peyton’s Promise has been a big part of her life since her and her best friend went around our neighborhood collecting food for the organization. Last year she designed her own event, Eat for the Hungry which involves a day in December where restaurants in the community donate 15% of sales to Peyton’s Promise. Last year Danni joined the Peyton’s Promise Leadership board and this year she is serving as Vice President of the organization!
Grace Albee—Correspondence Director
Grace has been in Peyton’s Promise for four years, and this is her second year on the Advocate Board. She is a sophomore at Wausau West High School. She is also involved in cross country, track, swimming, DECA, and student council. Grace loves to volunteer in her community through Peyton’s Promise to help make the world a better place!
Maddie Martin- Secretary
Maddie Martin has been a Peyton’s Promise advocate for eight years and continues to enjoy the events and message the program spreads throughout the community. She is a junior at the D.C Everest Senior High, keeping herself busy with extracurriculars such as band, SMART Team, and Sciences Olympiad. When not in school Maddie enjoys being at Wisconsin Badger games with her sister, curling, or sipping on some Starbucks!
Morgan Forbes- Member
Morgan is a senior at Wausau East High School and lives with her parents and brother. In college, she will pursue her interests in both business and healthcare and will determine on which to focus. Her hobbies include playing piano, running, reading, volunteering in the community, playing with her dog, and being active outdoors with family and friends. Morgan enjoys being a Peyton’s Promise advocate, advocate mentor, and board member because these positions enable her to help make the Wausau community a better place for people to live.
Lillie Grace Faulkner-Member
Lillie Grace Faulkner is a senior attending Wausau East High School. She had been helping her mom in her church’s food pantries since she was a little girl and her drive to help others allowed her to be on the advocate board. Her passions are tennis, soccer, hiking and volunteering within her community and school district. She is excited to be apart of the advocate board and especially to go into the elements schools to lead soup can workouts and recruit new members to be apart of this amazing organization.
Max Reinardy- Member
Max Reinardy has been an advocate for two years, serving on the advocate board for both years. He is currently a sophomore at Wausau West High School. At Wausau West and outside of school, his passion is music. He is in band, choir, and other musical events at West as well as playing several instruments outside of school. He also enjoys baseball, golf, spending time with his family, and, of course, volunteering for groups like Peyton’s Promise!
Naomi Nygaard- Member
Naomi is a sophomore and has been an advocate for 3 years. This is her first year on the advocate board, and she is very excited to further her work with her communities’ food pantries. Naomi also enjoys playing tennis, music, working with kids at her church, Rainbow’s End Summer Camp, and Penguin Project.
Annika Nye- Member
Annika Nye is a sophomore at D.C. Everest Senior High School. She has been an advocate for Peyton’s Promise for 5 years. This is her first year on the advocate board. She enjoys skiing and playing tennis. Annika also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Abby Sendelbach- Member
Abby Sendelbach has been an advocate for 5 years and continues to enjoy attending events. Her advocate team is Rothschild Elementary. She is currently 16 years old and a sophomore at the D C Everest Senior High School. In her free time she is keeping very busy with all star cheer and other extracurricular activities.
Autumn Quevillon is a Freshman at DC Everest Junior High. Her hobbies include dancing, playing soccer, volunteering, and being outside. Autumn loves her part of the advocate board because she can give her input on events and help the world be a better place.
Makenna Zoesch is a sophomore at DC Everest High School. Makenna joined Peyton's Promise in 2016 and this year joined our advocate board. Makenna enjoys swimming and running in her free time.
Caitlin Woller has been an advocate since 5th grade and is now a Freshman at the DC Everest Junior High. This is her first year on the advocate board and she loves her role as a leader. Caitlin has two main passions: Basketball and Dance. She also enjoys volunteering in her community and for Peyton’s Promise, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling.
Graham Faulkner- Member
Graham Faulkner is a Freshman at Wausau East School. He is a three sport athlete Cross Country, Track, and Baseball. Graham has been a Peyton’s advocate for 4 years and this his first year a board member. The work Graham does with St. Mark's Lutheran Church is instrumental in keeping the shelves stocked. Graham was inspired by his Grandfather, who was active and passionate helping those in need. Walking and being involved in the Wausau Christmas parade in December and the soup can workouts are the programs he enjoys the most.
Emma Footit- Member
Emma Footit has been an advocate for 7 years. Peyton's Promise has given her so many opportunities and taught her so many things. She is a junior at the DC Everest Senior High. Her passions are music, DECA, and track. Emma loves helping people and volunteers as much as she can.
Lexi Schauls is currently a Sophomore at Wausau West High School. Her favorite thing to do is perform is musicals, both through school and the community. Lexi also enjoys snowboarding, watersports, and spending time with family and friends. She can't wait to continue volunteering with Peyton's Promise!
Anika Eder is a sophomore at Wausau West and has been an advocate for three years. This is her first year on the advocate board, and she is very excited to continue helping out with the organization. When she’s not volunteering with Peyton’s Promise she enjoys tennis, skiing, singing, participating in other activities like DECA and Rainbows End camp, and spending time with friends and family.
Lilliana Jessen loves working in Peyton’s Promise. She has been an advocate for four years and this is her first year as a member of the advocate board. Lilliana is an eighth grade student at the DC Everest Junior High. She plays softball in the summer and swims during the school year.