The Commodore and First Mate for 2018 Riverfest have been announced.
Matt and Megan Binsfeld of La Crosse have been given the honor. Matt is a La Crosse native and a graduate from Aquinas High School. He now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the JF Brennan Company. His wife Megan is originally from Peshtigo, Wisconsin and serves on the La Crosse Boys and Girls Club board of directors.
They say they are both lifelong "river rats" and this honor is a dream come true.
"I had my pilot license for a boat at age 13," Megan said. "So I've been a river rat since the beginning."
"I work for a business that, all we do is river related work," Matt said. "It's very much a part of my life and has always been."
The Binsfelds have four young daughters. They're are looking forward to spending this year's festival with them at Riverside Park.