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The Highground
W7031 Ridge Rd
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: 715-743-4224

Hours of Operation
Park Open 24/7/365
Gift Shop & Learning Center
Winter Hours 10-4
Summer Hours 9-5


Executive Director VACANT



Ike Rebout Chief of Staff
Operations | Accounts | Facilities| Data & IT Management |

Ike came to The Highground in 2016 as a volunteer, and was added to the staff part-time in 2018, and full time in 2019. His responsibilities include supporting and facilitating program and facility developments. He also handles the digital marketing as well as supporting the software technologies currently at use including CRM, donation, and store platforms as upgrades are made. He is married to Jessica, a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who served the U.S. Navy on U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV-63. Ike has one son Jacob. Ike has been active in supporting and helping veterans with PTSD over the last decade and has helped many other veteran organizations dealing with homelessness and community. As a civilian he previously worked with full time as a contractor at Fort McCoy in the 88 Regional Division Headquarters in SharePoint Development.

Theresa Hebert
Museum Coordinator | Volunteer Coordinator  Educational Outreach | Tours

Theresa has been Volunteer & Event Coordinator at the Highground since 2012. She grew up in the Central WI area and returned after living in Washington State and Colorado. Not a veteran, she found a “home” at the Highground for other personal reasons and is committed to keeping and expanding the mission of “Honor, Heal & Educate” in all Highground Events & Ceremonies.


Kay Anason Honor Stones | Donations | Veterans Organization

Kay was hired as the Donation Coordinator in May 2009. She coordinates donation funds, items, and grant work for The Highground (excluding event sponsors). With a background in business, The Highground has allowed her to use many aspects of her former experiences. Kay is not a veteran but has profound respect for our service personnel because she knows “The veteran doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him; he fights because he loves what he left behind”. She also has learned from Highground visitors what the cost are for veterans and their families–the human cost. “If I can help one family, one veteran heal in some fashion, it will be a small token for what they have given me.”–Kay Anason

Rhonda Miller Store Manager

Rhonda Miller came to The Highground in 2019 as the store manager. Her family includes her husband, Chris, and four children, four grandchildren and is ever expanding. Some things that they enjoy doing together are hiking, boating, gardening, and traveling. Before coming to The Highground, Rhonda worked in the mining industry. Rhonda has degrees in Retailing, Marketing, Fashion, Merchandising, and Supervisory Management.


June Abrahamson “We Were There” series curator

June joined The Highground in June of 2010 as a clerk in the Gift Shop. When the Learning Center was complete, she took on the position of Learning Center Coordinator. June maintained this position until May 2016, at which time she took an 18 month leave to move & get settled in out in Nevada with her husband Shane. They are blessed to share 6 children & 5 grandchildren. June returned to work for The Highground in September 2018 as the Exhibit Coordinator.

June also partnered with Marissa Roth on a 2½ year project to create The Highgrounds traveling exhibit entitled MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans. MY WAR debuted in 2016 and is currently on tour around the United States.

June is very proud and honored to be from a large military family; though not a veteran herself, members of her family come from all branches of service and have served in all the conflicts from the Civil War to present day. Through this family connection & working with all the Veterans and their family members at The Highground, she has developed a real knowledge and insight for coordinating educational and meaningful exhibits for our Learning Center.


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