Board of Directors
Lizzie Camstra Hughes President
Lizzie and her husband Sam became the next generation of land stewards of Blue Vista Farm in Bayfield after purchasing the property in the spring of 2021, continuing in a similar vision to the previous owner while bringing new practices and techniques to the fields to repair and improve the unforgiving pressures of time and environmental conditions. Lizzie is a California native who grew up surrounded by the farmlands of the Central Valley. Living life outdoors is second nature to her as an avid mountain biker who has traveled to trails across the U.S. and Costa Rica. In addition to managing the farm, she is a data scientist by trade, an activist, coach, former college triathlete, archaeologist, and veteran of the United States Air Force.
Beta Bodin Secretary
Beta Bodin's family has a long history of entrepreneurship in the Bayfield area. Her family started Bodin Fisheries which is still in operation today. Beta runs Sweet Sailing and the Brownstone Centre in the heart of downtown Bayfield. She is active in and around the Bayfield community and has served on city committees and other boards including the Club in Washburn. Her hobbies include swimming, skiing, and playing pickleball.
Justin Sexton Treasurer
Owner of Apple Hill Orchard.
Curt Basina is the owner and operator of Copper Crow Distillery, the first Native American-owned distillery in the country. The distillery is located on the Red Cliff Reservation, three miles north of Bayfield.
Owner and operator of Superior Body Massage & Spa. Anna completed 1300 hours of training at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Colorado in 2005 and after a brief stint working at luxury spas in the Rocky Mountains, she decided to move home and open a spa of her own. In 2009 she completed her education and training for her esthetician license. In 2023, she also added a sauna to her offerings.
Janine is the third generation of Johnsons to run Pier Plaza. The Johnsons and their staff have a duty to serve the community, acting as a cafeteria for the workforce and sometimes even referred to by locals as “the pier café.”
Jill Rennicke has spent more than thirty years in the hospitality and meeting planning industry and has received her Sustainable Events Professional Certification from the Green Meeting Industry Council. As a Bayfield resident for 32 years, her connections to the town and Lake Superior run deep – raising her two daughters here with her husband Jeff, serving two terms on the Bayfield City Council including work with the Governor’s Council on Main Street programs and now acting as the Co-Director of Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Julie Buckles is the owner of Honest Dog Books. She has worked and lived in the region for thirty years and is the founding editor of News from the Sloughs, a monthly tribal paper for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She later worked as a reporter for the Ashland Daily Press. She taught writing and journalism at Northland College and eventually became the director of communications. She purchased Honest Dog Books, formerly What Goes Round, in September 2019, managing the store, her position at Northland, a pandemic, her sleddog team, and two teenagers for more than two years. As of March 1, 2022, she left Northland to run the bookstore and is thrilled to drive in only one direction most days. She is looking forward to getting to know the Bayfield business community and helping downtown thrive.
Daniel was raised in Red Cliff by Ernie and Pauline Grooms. He graduated from Washburn High School in 2008. Over the years Daniel has worked all over the bay area and most recently the Red Cliff Fish Co. His main goal is to showcase what Red Cliff has to offer and to provide a quality product to not only Red Cliff but also to our surrounding area. You will often see Daniel kayaking, hiking with his wife Melissa or at Apostle Highlands Golf Course giving lessons. He has love for this area and especially the lake. This is home and always will be.