Volunteer Profile

Meet Linda Beversdorf

Carol Wagner, Leader Correspondent

Photo by Carol Wagner Linda Beversdorf is the treasurer for Shawano Area Matthew 25.

Linda Beversdorf is the treasurer for SAM25.

Born and raised in Shawano, Beversdorf graduated from Shawano High School. She worked during the day and went to school at night to earn an associate degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in accounting. She went on to get a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lakeland College. Beversdorf worked in accounting at various businesses before starting her own business in 2010, Beversdorf CPA, in Shawano.
Linda and her husband, Rich, who works at Caroline Implement, have been married 33 years. They have two daughters, Johnna and Rachel, who are both in college. They live in the town of Richmond and enjoy camping and hunting.

Q How long have you been the treasurer for SAM25?

A “I’ve been with them for about a year.”

Q What do you do?

A “When they opened, MJ (office manager and accounting assistant, MJ Wegner) and I took meals there. As treasurer, I do financials and prepare checks. We are always looking for different ways to raise money.”

Q Where else do you volunteer?

A “I’m the director of the St. James School Board. I facilitate the meetings and assist with the voucher program. I’m treasurer of the Shawano County Arts Council. I make deposits, pay bills, attend meetings and facilitate policy. I’ve been the director of Shawano Storm Volleyball since 2009. I basically facilitate the registration process, have tryouts, find coaches, pay bills, and find and register for tournaments. Annette Westphal and I are in charge of the food stand at the in the Crawford Center for St. James at the Shawano County Fair. Proceeds go to the missions.”

Q Why do you volunteer?

A “I feel that it’s a duty being a citizen of the United States that you help others. It’s too much of a me, me society. We need to show young people that they have to give.”