Peyton Medick, Founder of Peyton's Promise, is a sophomore 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.
Madisyn Irwin, President of Advocate board, is a senior at D.C. Everest Senior High School. She has been apart of Peyton’s Promise for five years and loves getting involved in new events and volunteer opportunities. When not at school or working at River Valley Bank, Madisyn plays soccer for MC United and travels around Wisconsin for tournaments on the weekends. When not busy at work, school or with Peyton’s Promise, she attends youth group and Sunday worship regularly at Mt. Olive Church with her family. Madisyn plans to attend Viterbo University in Lacrosse, Wisconsin next fall with a major in finance. She also plans to continue her soccer career on the VU Women’s soccer team. Madisyn has a strong, compassionate, and funny personality that makes her easy to be around!
Emma Bloemers—Vice President
Emma Bloemers is a junior 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 Vice 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 beinging apart of the fall musicals. During her free time she enjoys being with family, playing with her dog, and relaxing at home.
Grace Martin is a senior at the D.C. Everest Senior High. She began volunteering with Peyton’s Promise in 2009 and in 2012 became an advocate. Peyton’s Promise has kept Grace active in reaching out to the less fortunate, and she enjoys being directly involved with community matters because it gives her the opportunity to improve other’s quality of life. Along with volunteering through Peyton’s Promise, Grace is an officer on the D.C. Everest Key Club, and the two occasionally come together to help out at events. She is also involved with the school’s National Honors Society, Science Olympiad Team, musical, and swim team.
Keely Finnegan—Social Media
Keely Finnegan became an advocate in 2011, the first year Peyton’s Promise accepted advocates into their program. She is a junior 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 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.