About The Lake Guy


Ted J. Rulseh

I am a freelance writer, book author, and advocate for protecting and preserving our inland lakes. Growing up in the Lake Michigan community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, I acquired a fascination with water resources. Family vacations in the Northwoods instilled a love for the abundance and diversity of lakes in my home state and elsewhere. For the past decade I have devoted my time to helping others better understand and appreciate the lakes they love, and to promoting proper care and respect for these irreplaceable treasures.

My credentials:

  • Author of three books about lakes and lake science
  • President, Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association
  • Weekly column, “The Lake Where You Live,” Lakeland Times, Minocqua, WI
  • Member, Wisconsin Lakes (statewide lake association)
  • Graduate, Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute (Crew 11)
  • Education Coordinator, Friends of Birch Lake
  • Artist (Writer) in Residence, Trout Lake Research Station, Boulder Junction, WI

My wife Noelle and I live on Birch Lake in Oneida County, in the heart of Wisconsin’s lake country, with our springer spaniel, Bernie. We enjoy sharing our lakeside home with son Todd and partner Renee, daughter and son-in-law Sonya and Chad Kulow, and grandsons Tucker and Perrin Kulow.