Our Team

“The beautiful acreage has always fascinated me. I really enjoy being on the Yerkes team and getting to use my problem-solving abilities in this new way. We’re keeping our historic property running so visitors from around the world can have great experiences for years to come.”

Will Borgen

Facilities & Grounds Manager

Will manages our fifty-acre arboretum and the implementation of modern ecological practices on the Olmsted Grounds. He also helps in the operations of the Observatory’s interior. Will grew up in the Lake Geneva area. Before joining the Yerkes staff, he had a 24-year career in law enforcement serving the Town of Linn. With drone and handheld cameras, Will is enjoying documenting the restoration metamorphosis of the Yerkes campus.

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