Our monthly neighborhood board meetings will take place monthly at HotelRed at 7:00 PM. The first meeting of 2019 will be on January 23rd, at 7pm. The remaining 2019 meeting dates are on Wednesdays, except the February and March meetings. Those two dates are Tuesdays due to the availability of the room at HotelRed. Dates for 2019: February 26th, March 19th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th, September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th, and December 18th. All neighbors are welcome at the meetings.


Chris kelly



Our family has lived at 1108 Grant Street since 2011.  I work in the technology and early stage startup fields.  My wife, Michelle, is a pediatrician, and our kids are Liam and Isla.  We love living in Vilas, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the VNA Board to help keep our neighborhood a special place to live.

Term through 2019.

Pat Scheckel


I've lived at 1915 Jefferson Street since 2005 with my wife Dana and our two kids, Teddy (18) and Marit (15). Teddy graduates from Madison West in June 2018 and is headed to UW. We’ve recently replaced his spot in the household with Taco, a pug mix and younger partner to our puggle, Lulu. We all love Vilas.

I’ve served on the council since 2014, as treasurer. 

I work at Singlewire, a maker of mass notification software, where I’m responsible for product management and marketing. 

I enjoy XC skiing, bicycling and big wave surfing. One of those is not true.

Term through 2020.

Karie Krantz


I moved into the Vilas neighborhood a year ago from the west side of Madison. I live at 1715 Adams St with my husband, Steve, and our 3 boys: Clay (14), Tanner (12), and Dylan (10).  Clay will be a freshman at Edgewood High School in the fall. I have a corporate IT and project management background and currently own a thriving health & wellness business. In my free time I enjoy watching my boys play sports, working out, exploring Madison, traveling and reading.

Term through 2019.


Sarah bahauddin

My name is Sarah Bahauddin and I live at 2006 Jefferson St. I have lived here since 2013 with my husband Mark Micek; two children Amina (12) and Albie (9); and our dog Zipper (3).  I am originally from Minnesota but moved to Madison after 15 years in Seattle, where I worked as a musician, playing and teaching the oboe. Currently, I am a stay-at-home parent and enjoy volunteering at my kids' schools. You may see me on Wednesdays working as a crossing guard at the corner of Spooner and West Lawn during construction of the new building. I also enjoy gardening at our garden plot in Eagle Heights, and taking care of our four backyard chickens. 

Term through 2020.

benjamin biltz

Term through 2020.

Lea Jacobs

I have lived at 1624 Madison Street since 1991 with my husband Ben Brewster. My daughter grew up here and is now raising our granddaughter in the Greenbush neighborhood. I am a professor at UW. I am particularly interested in thinking positively about how to manage growth in our city and learning more about best practices for managing urban development in this context. I am a dedicated gardener, and enjoy working with my neighbors on the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Madison Street to plant our terraces and to beautify our urban space.

Term through 2020.

wes spitznagle (seat currently vacant)

Term through 2019.

craig stanley

My wife Julia and I along with our three children moved into the Vilas Neighborhood in 2008.  We reside at 1525 Vilas Avenue on Bear Mound Park.  Julia works for the Healthy Kids Collaborative at the UW American Family Children’s Hospital and I run a commercial real estate consulting and brokerage company.  Vilas has been a wonderful place to raise our family.  We enjoy many outdoor activities and love the ability to socializing with our neighborhood friends.

Term through 2019.


Joint West and Join Southeast campus representative: doug carlson


Jon Standrige and sarah bahauddin