Lakes Management Unit Staff

Mike Adam, B.S., M.S., Senior Biologist
Mike is originally from Columbus, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Mike also has a Master’s Degree in forestry from the University of Kentucky.  He has worked on various ecological projects in Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and Wisconsin.  Mike’s professional interests include wildlife management, plant/animal associations and avian ecology.  Mike, his wife Kelly, and twin boys Austin and Tyler live in Wisconsin and enjoy hiking, gardening, rollerblading and birding.  

Alana Bartolai, B.S., M.S., Water Quality Specialist
Alana is originally from Lake County, Illinois. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Master's Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in Limnology. She has worked on water quality monitoring and watershed outreach projects in Wyoming, Northern California, and Minnesota. Alana currently lives in Highland Park and enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time outdoors with her dog, Kota.
 
Gerard Urbanozo, B.S., Water Quality Specialist  
Gerard originally from The Philippines, received his bachelors in Biology from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His background is in fisheries where he worked for Red Cliff Fish Hatchery in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Gerard worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner since 2007 with the Lake County Health Department. Currently Gerard and his wife Christine reside in Beach Park. Gerard enjoys hunting, fishing and working as a Charter Captain on Lake Michigan on the weekends.

Peggy Ratliff, Administrative Assistant
Peggy is originally from Lake County, Illinois.  She has been with the Environmental Services area for 21 years.   She currently lives in Wisconsin with two grandchildren, Cody and Brittney. and a feisty Chihuahua, Mr. Oreo.  Her grown daughter, Tina, and youngest grandson Rylin, live just a few blocks away.  Peggy enjoys movies, travel, relaxing, and spending time with her family.