Our Team

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a non-profit that has been working for lakes, reservoirs, and watersheds since 1980 … and we’ve been able to do so based solely on the loyalty and support of our members (both organizational and individual), volunteers, and staff.

Meet the Executive Committee Meet the Board of Directors

Our Staff

Philip Forsberg (Executive Director)

Philip Forsberg started with NALMS as an intern in 1997 and has since held several positions at NALMS and performed many disparate tasks from graphic design to accounting to grant management to conference planning. Philip earned a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University and an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin. As Executive Director, he oversees the day-to-day operation of the NALMS office as well as the overall management of NALMS’ program activities.


Alyssa Anderson (Director of Development and Marketing)

Alyssa Anderson started at NALMS in September 2016 as the Director of Marketing and Membership. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2011 with a BS in Professional Communication and has previous experience in the non-profit sector. As Director of Development and Marketing, Alyssa oversees NALMS’ marketing and membership activities, as well as provides support for conferences, publications, and programs. Interested in becoming a NALMS member? Alyssa can help!


Kelly Schnare (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Intern)

A white settler, land-owner starting with the Acadian Expulsion in Nova Scotia, Kelly supports complexity through relationships and science-based narratives. Research on Volunteer Motivations, Water Budgeting and data visualization, she is trained in environmental science and engineering with a passion for watershed management. Practiced as a group facilitator, classroom educator, and concept designer in community engagement and public literacy. She thrives in dynamic and complex environments for change-theory and climate action. Kelly is a proud director of a local non-profit organization: Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours 2050. Learn more at https://www.rah2050.ca/.