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Mike Marsch
   President of WPT
I’m Mike Marsch President of Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. I came to work for WPT on October 10, 1987. I was hired as a member representative. When I started with the organization, we had less than 1,500 members. Today thanks to all the hard work of many member representatives WPT is Wisconsin’s largest taxpayer organization with over 18,000 business, farm and homeowner members. We are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to taxation and spending.
    In November of 2011, my wife Kim and I purchased the organization from Nancy Dohm, who operated the organization for about 10 months after the passing of her husband Tom Dohm who founded the organization in 1985. As you visit through the archives of this website, you will realize how instrumental WPT has been in all of the significant taxation and spending policy our great state of Wisconsin has adopted into law saving hundreds of millions of dollars over the years for Wisconsin taxpayers.
     I am proud of the hard work and dedication of our past and present staff. No other organization in Wisconsin works harder to serve the interests of ALL taxpayers in pursuit of fair taxation and fiscal responsibility. I also want to thank our 18,000 members who stand in the gap with us every day. Without them, we would be just another fading voice in the wind. Instead we are a chorus of voices standing united for fairness and reform, which is heard loud and clear.
Mike Birkley
   Legislative Director of WPT
Since 1968, Michael Birkley has been actively involved in developing, publicizing, and implementing public policy in Wisconsin. With more than forty years experience in the field, he is one of the state’s most experienced, knowledgeable, and effective government relations specialists.
Kathleen loves all things related to fair and equitable taxation. She serves her business members in the Central and Northern regions of Wisconsin. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Growing up on a small dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin and working for diverse businesses has provided Kathleen with an exquisite ability to relate to people from very diverse markets. Her true passion is taxation reform that grows the economy, creates jobs, and helps Wisconsin grow into the best place to live, work, and play. On her free time, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her children and participating in various sports.
Kathleen Bean
Business Member Representative
Marilyn and her husband live on their 320A farm in the Dallas/Ridgeland Area. After 30 some years of dairy production they sold the dairy cows in 2000. They now have a small Hereford beef herd and do some crop farming. Marilyn has performed Environmental Assessments on Animal Agricultural Production Sites as well as conducting Humane Farm Animal Care Inspections for Cattle Feedlots and Poultry Production Sites. Her diverse background, also includes Real Estate Sales. She is a life long resident of Barron County and Northwestern Wisconsin.
Marilyn Briggs
Agriculture Member Representative
Mike is a long time Wisconsin resident with over 20 years of experience dealing with the problems and issues that affect the small businesses and farms of Wisconsin. He currently is in charge of maintaining and organizing our membership to better serve our members. Mike also is involved in issue research and membership recruitment planning. Mike lives in Sun Prairie.
Mike Metz
Administrative Assistant
Bert was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Outagamie County WI. near Appleton. He now resides in Appleton with his wife and three children. Bert comes from a large family which includes six brothers and three sisters. He enjoys fishing, hunting, cooking and watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers play with friends and family. He is a membership recruiter and the AG. Divsion Sales Manager and work the East Central Counties.
Bert Vosters
Agriculture Member
Representative, Sales Manager
Bill is proud to be a member representative for WPT, and through his diverse private sector experience he understands the importance of minimizing the property tax burden to businesses, farms, and residential taxpayers in Wisconsin. Continuing to communicate WPT's agenda for success to our members and listening to and communicating the members concerns and ideas to WPT's lobbyists and State of Wisconsin Lawmakers is something Bill is passionate about.
Bill Shope
Business Member Representative
Doyle has been with WPT for almost 6 years during which time he says “He has been privileged to meet some of the nicest and most hardworking people in Wisconsin.” Doyle was raised on a small farm in Vernon County and has been married to wife and partner, Imelda, for 45 years. They are the proud parents of 3 amazing children, Trish, Darin & Doug. They are, also, the grandparents of one awesome grand- daughter, Daphne Rose.
Doyle Spurgeon
Agriculture Member Representative
Kim Marsch
Administrator &
Communications Director
My role within WPT is to support our lobbying effort through the creation of communication tools such as website development, newsletter production and public forums.  We as personnel know the great job we do for our member’s every day, but if the member doesn’t realize it, then we have not communicated adequately the seriousness of the issues or the opportunity presented to make a change in the way government works.   A lobbying organization is only as strong and powerful as the membership it attempts to engage in the process this change.
Our Membership Representatives also rely on me to perform many of the day to day functions of the organization to assist them in servicing our members, and of course the mundane administrative work that accounts for the payables and receivables of WPT.  The bottom-line for me is whatever I can do to make the organization better and more functional for our members, I get to do.
 P.O. Box 1493, Madison, WI 53701
Fax: 1-608-204-2622
Email: mbirkley@wptonline.org
Donovan grew up in Fillmore County Nebraska . Even though he did not grow up on the farm, his grandparents and many aunts and uncles were farmers, both dairy and cash crop, and spent many years of his youth working on farms. He had many years in the private sector working with the Pillsbury Company were he had daily contact with the farm regarding grain handling, storage, fertilizer and chemical application. Donovan now resides on an acreage  near Arpin, Wisconsin and is enjoying his opportunity to be on the farm daily and discussing issues with some of the nicest people in the state of Wisconsin, the farmer. He enjoys tying flies and fly fishing and riding motorcycle when the weather is permitting.
Donovan Dolph
Agriculture Member Representative