Get to know our STN Staff

Core Leadership

Tom Bauer

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

Cindy Bauer

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

Robert McDaniel

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

Gisele McDaniel

Core Leadership / Marketing Director
Gisele hails from sunny South Africa, where she was raised on a small vegetable ...

Executive Leadership

Cindy Bauer

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

Logan Jacobs

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

Brandon Southwick

Executive Associate / Operations Director
Brandon grew up in Apple Valley, California...

Operations Staff

Brandon Southwick

Executive Associate / Operations Director
Brandon grew up in Apple Valley, California...

Debora Walter

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

Campus Life

Celina Thornton

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

Spencer Kaneda

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

Finance

Daniel Balogh

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

Internship Leaders

Logan Jacobs

Executive Associate / 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 little Swedish meatball ...

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...

Emily Clark

Internship Staff

SLS Leaders

Robert McDaniel

Core Leadership/ 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 grew up in a small town up in the Swiss Alps called Frutigen. He loves ...

Debora Walter

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

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 ...

Ben Dojohn

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

Adriana Weber

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

Marketing

Gisele McDaniel

Core Leadership / Marketing Director
Gisele hails from sunny South Africa, where she was raised on a small vegetable ...

Spencer Kaneda

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

Global Team

Zach Ifland

Global Team Director
Zach Ifland, former Huntington Beach, California local and graduated from Azusa ...

Charis Ifland

Global Team Director
Charis pronounced like "charismatic," is exactly how she feels about Surfing The Nations ...

Anthony Perez

STN Sri Lanka
Anthony comes to Surfing the Nations from beautiful Southern California. He ...

The Erikssons

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

The Waldons

STN Staff

Meredith Jones

STN Sri Lanka
Arriving from the beautiful Carolinas, Meredith first came to STN in 2011 for ...

Carothers Family

STN Sri Lanka Directors
Arriving from Southern Californiain July 2010, Cody, Tiffany, and their two ...

Surfers Leadership School Students

Madi Graham

SLS Student
This soul sister comes from a small town outside of Chicago, but she treasures ...

Linnea Olsson

SLS Student
Swedish “fikas”, 80’s music, bad dad jokes and long night conversations ...

Aino Palmer

SLS Student
With a last name like Palmer, this free spirit was destined to make the islands ...

Kaylen Wray

SLS Student
After 18 years growing up in the whimsical wilderness of New Hampshire, this ...

Josefine Friberg

SLS Student
Josefine Friberg in the house. Her name means...

Abby Rogers

SLS Student
This endearing, spirited goofball is a native Floridian. Some of her great ...

Emma Catherine Nolley

SLS Student
This lively Texan will sweep you off your feet with her radical heart for ...

Amanda Bryant

SLS Student
After growing up surfing the snow-capped mountains of New Mexico and Colorado ...

Matilda Göransson

SLS Student
Matilda Göransson was born in the wonderful land of ice and candy, Sweden! She ...

Mikael Snook

SLS Student
This Montana-born, Oregon-grown pale Irish girl - traded her cowboy boots for ...

Noel Graham

SLS Student
Noel is an independent Colorado native, that has a deeply rooted love for snow ...

Sara Eliasson

SLS Student
Sara is a Swedish beauty whose passion is to selflessly serve others. Her joy, ...

David Eriksson

SLS Student
David grew up in a small town in the middle of nowhere in beautiful Sweden. ...

Joel Lowry

SLS Student
Is he Irish, Lebanese or Swedish? This 20-year-old stud was raised in Lebanon, ...

Josef Holmgren

SLS Student
Hailing from the deep forests of southern Sweden, this 23-year-old skater boy ...

Pontus Åkerström

SLS Student
This is Pontus Åkerström. This guy is from the beautiful country of Sweden, ...

Taylor Bond

SLS Student
Taylor hails from the beautiful state of Montana where he grew up with three ...

Families

The Bauers

STN Family

The Iflands

STN Family

The Erikssons

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

The McDaniels

STN Family

The Waldons

STN Staff

The Gnuses

STN Family