Team Up! Board 2021-04-18T20:06:52-05:00


Julie Turkoske is a parent of a young adult daughter with special needs. Her daughter has participated in the Team Up! For Fun day camp in the past and she can’t say enough about this wonderful event!

Currently, Julie volunteers at Katy’s Kloset when she is able. Julie is also active with the Monte Carlo Night fundraiser to benefit Team Up! with Families.

When not doing volunteer work for Team Up!, Julie works at The Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ( She assists families and providers with finding resources in their community, planning workshops on various topics (transition to adulthood a specialty), and overseeing the library of materials for families and providers.

Ashley Knuth is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at Carroll University. She graduated from Carroll in 2008 with a doctorate in physical therapy. Ashley first started working with Team Up! during PT school, when she volunteered as a camper’s buddy at Team Up! Day Camp. She then continued her work with the camp as an adjunct instructor working with other Carroll PT students. Now, in her work with pediatric clients and their families in the Waukesha/Brookfield area, Ashley is able to share the Team Up! story and see firsthand the benefits of Katy’s Kloset in furthering clients’ abilities and connections in the community. Ashley volunteers with Katy’s Kloset and continues to be involved each year at camp. She and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of a son, Miles, and daughter, Emma.

Michael R. Bruno II, President and CEO, Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. and his wife Bridget have been involved with Team Up! in many volunteer capacities since the earliest years of the organization. Mike currently is treasurer on the board of directors, and Bridget has been our day camp coordinator for many years. Mike and Bridget have five children, including a daughter who was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy. The Bruno children have all been involved as volunteers for Team Up! For Fun camp as well.

Susan graduated Marquette University in 1972 with a degree in physical therapy. She worked in a variety of settings including neonatal follow-up clinic, schools, birth-to-3, Center for Blind and Visually Impaired. In 1982, Sue established New Berlin Therapies, SC providing both adult and pediatric rehabilitation services. Sue is a founding member of Team Up! With Families, Positive Pediatrics LLC, and Stepping Stones Child Development Center. She is married to Bob, and mother to Mara and Joseph—all who have been very active at NBT and Team Up! Sue is the proud grandmother of Mikaela and Melissa. Her hobbies include primarily outdoor/nature recreation: walking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, etc., as well as reading, writing, and cooking.


Wendy has been a member of the Team Up! Board of Directors since July 2002. Wendy, her husband Dick, and their son Alex loved Team Up! camp for its camaraderie, fun activities, and overall sense of belonging for children with physical disabilities and their siblings. Though Alex is no longer with us here on earth, Team Up! will always remain a special part of the Clark family, and the Clark family will always be a special part of Team Up! Wendy and Dick continue to serve Team Up! with Families in a variety of areas, including summer camp, fundraisers, family outings & Katy’s Kloset.

The Team Up! Mission

To enrich, nurture, and strengthen individuals with special needs and their families through our activities, services, and programs.

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Visit the Camp FAQ or Katy’s Kloset FAQ for more information.

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