Travis Waack is the Emergency Services Division Director. He is a lifelong resident of Manitowoc County and has a background in disaster relief and response, program management, volunteer management, and radio communications. He was employed for over 10 years with the American Red Cross prior to coming to Manitowoc County. In his role with the Red Cross, he managed multiple state-wide programs in Wisconsin as well as responses to dozens of disasters ranging from home fires to tornadoes, floods and hurricanes. Travis is also a long-time ham radio operator, most recently serving as the Radio Officer for Manitowoc County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services.
He has a B.A. with honors in Emergency and Disaster Management from the American Military University.
Amanda Harpold is the Emergency Management Specialist for the Emergency Services Division. She has a background in project management, logistics, and web design. Her responsibilities for the County include Emergency Operations Plan updates, training and exercise coordination, and community outreach.
She has a B.S. with honors in Emergency Management with emphases in Intelligence & Security and Tribal Emergency Management as well as minors in Native American Studies and Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.