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 (Director of Programs and Operations)

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 Director of Programs and Operations, 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 Membership 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 Marketing and Membership, 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!


Leah Hicks (Community-Based Lake Science and Monitoring Intern)

Leah Hicks is currently serving NALMS as our Community-Based Lake Science and Monitoring Intern for the 2021 summer season. She is in the final year of her B.Sc. in Environmental Science at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is starting a M.Sc. this coming fall that involves using remote sensing to monitor water bodies. Leah will be working closely with the Secchi Dip-In program this summer, helping manage the AWQMS database and Dip-In data. She has grown up spending summers at the lake and has developed a passion for lake science through her work at the IISD – Experimental Lakes Area.