Get to know our STN Staff

Executive Leadership

Tom Bauer

President & Co-Founder
The concept of integrating surfing and humanitarian work began with the vision ...

Cindy Bauer

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Cindy, wife of Tom Bauer and mother of four beautiful girls, is also the ...

Zach Ifland

Director of Operations
Zach Ifland, former Huntington Beach, California local and graduated from Azusa ...

Charis Ifland

Operations Manager
Charis pronounced like "charismatic," is exactly how she feels about Surfing The Nations ...

Operations Staff

Zach Ifland

Director of Operations
Zach Ifland, former Huntington Beach, California local and graduated from Azusa ...

Charis Ifland

Operations Manager
Charis pronounced like "charismatic," is exactly how she feels about Surfing The Nations ...

Daniel Balogh

Operations / Assistant to Executive Leadership
Daniel is from the beautiful Southern city of Raleigh, North Carolina. He ...

Brandon Southwick

Assistant to Executive Leadership
Brandon grew up in Apple Valley, California...

Celina Thornton

Campus Life Division Head
Celina Thornton is from Torrance, California.  She grew up playing softball ...

Rafael Liebermann

Campus Life
Rafael was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland. He grew up going to the...

Spencer Kaneda

Marketing / Campus Life
Spencer Kaneda is from British Columbia, Canada, and he loves it all and...

Debora Walter

SLS Staff / Registrar
Debora is from the beautiful Alps of Switzerland. Growing up skiing...

Internship Leaders

Logan Jacobs

Internship Director
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Logan found his way out to Hawaii ...

Agnes Axelsson

Internship Staff
Spontaneously dancing her way through life, Agnes is a Swedish woman of joy and ...

Kevin Scott

Internship Staff
Kevin grew up moving all across the mainland of the United States: from Geor...

Rachel Bushong

Internship Staff
Hailing from the American midwest, Rachel craves deep friendships, whether that...

SLS Leaders

Robert McDaniel

SLS Director
Leaving the Hollywood production industry working on sets like the Hannah ...

Anika Greyling

SLS Staff
Born and raised in the beautiful South Africa, Anika is known to bring her ...

Roger Von Niederhäusern

SLS Staff
Roger grow up in a small little town up in the swiss alps called Frutigen..

Debora Walter

SLS Staff / Registrar
Debora is from the beautiful Alps of Switzerland. Growing up skiing...

International

Dakotah Gostynski

International Director
Coming in from Southern California, Dakotah is a man of adventure with ...

Anthony Perez

International Staff
Anthony comes to Surfing the Nations from beautiful Southern California. He ...

Meredith Jones

nternational Staff
Arriving from the beautiful Carolinas, Meredith first came to STN in 2011 for ...

STN Sweden

Stefan & Christy Eriksson

STN Sweden Directors
Christy and Stefan are the perfect STN blend - Hawaiian and Swedish! They were ...

Outreach

Samuel Snellman

Outreach Director
Samuel Snellman grew up in a small town in the western part of Finland. Growing ...

Teka Gabaldon

Ulu Pono Division Head
Teka Gabaldon is a sunny sweetheart from Santa Barbara, California. She has a ...

Matthew Braica

Ulu Pono Kids
Matthew was born in Sacramento, California. He didn't grow up surfing but the ...

Brenna van Cadsand

Ulu Pono Kids
Born and raised in the scenic town of Smithers, Canada...

Ben Dojohn

Feeding The Hungry Division Head
Living in the western mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Ben grew up...

Ryley Snyder

Surf Division Head / Surfers Coffee Bar
Ryley Snyder grew up exploring the land and the surfing the sea in Southern ...

Business

Gisele McDaniel

Business Department Director
Gisele hails from sunny South Africa, where she was raised on a small vegetable ...

Adriana Weber

Marketing
Adriana has never stayed in one place for long and has been traveling the world ...

Ryley Snyder

Surf Division Head / Surfers Coffee Bar
Ryley Snyder grew up exploring the land and the surfing the sea in Southern ...

Spencer Kaneda

Marketing / Campus Life
Spencer Kaneda is from British Columbia, Canada, and he loves it all and...

Surfers Leadership School Students

Families

The Bauers

STN Family

The Iflands

STN Family

Stefan & Christy Eriksson

STN Sweden Directors
Christy and Stefan are the perfect STN blend - Hawaiian and Swedish! They were ...