August 2010


Our talented and dedicated staff represent the numerous programs and the people we serve on a daily basis, under the direction of our diverse group of individuals who make up our Board of Directors.

Below is a complete list of our staff, their job titles and a brief job description. For your convenience their individual telephone extensions are also listed. You can contact our office at 715.842.8390


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Hmong?

The Hmong have a long history dated back about 5,000 years; however, there are conflicting stories about early Hmong history as to where they lived.  According to scholars, the Hmong have lived in China for at least 2,000 years. Many wars and uprisings were noted in early centuries with the majority Chinese. In response, the Hmong began constant movement within China to maintain freedom and preserve their culture. Some Chinese Dynasties welcomed the Hmong; most tried to enslave them.

Project Laos

In multiple trips to Laos, retired Kronenwetter educators Jim and Marty Harris learned that the after-effects of the Vietnam War were still killing and maiming innocent farmers and children who were simply trying to live off the land.  They did their best to raise awareness about the impact that unexploded bombs have had in the impoverished country, but it wasn’t enough.  Now Jim is working as an administrator for a pri

Hmong Traditions

Hmong Ball Tossing Tradition

Hmong History - Life in Laos

The Hmong migrated from southern China in the nineteenth century to the mountainous areas of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. During the Vietnam War the Hmong worked with the American CIA in the "secret war" in Laos, and therefore were forced to flee their homeland after the victory of the communists. After spending time in refugee camps in Thailand, many Hmong settled in a third country including Australia, France, Canada, Germany and the United States.