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 ...

Emily Clark

Core Leadership, Internship Co-Director
Emily was raised in the beautiful grit city of Tacoma, WA. Growing up in the ...

Teka Gabaldon

Core Leadership
Teka Gabaldon is a sunny sweetheart from Santa Barbara, California. She has a ...

Cindy Bauer

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

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

Campus Life

Emma Catherine Nolley

Campus Life Director / Service Team
This lively Texan will sweep you off your feet with her radical heart for ...

Bill Gnuse

Campus Life Staff
Bill has spent most of his adult life helping others as a firefighter in Southern California...

Finance / Development

Daniel Balogh

Finance Director
Daniel is from the beautiful Southern city of Raleigh, North Carolina. He ...

Sara Eliasson

Registrar / Ulu Pono
Sara is a Swedish beauty whose passion is to selflessly serve others...

Internship Leaders

Emily Clark

Core Leadership, Internship Co-Director
Emily was raised in the beautiful grit city of Tacoma, WA. Growing up in the ...

Lucy Harrell

Internship Staff
Lucy was born and raised on a beautiful piece of land in Texas before chasing ...

David Eriksson

Internship Co-Director
David grew up in a small town in the middle of nowhere in beautiful Sweden. ...

Aquila David

Internship Staff
Hailing all the way from Kauai, this friendly neighbor decided to island hop...

Kevin Sundström

Internship Staff
Kevin was born and raised in a small village on the West coast of Finland. He ...

Aino Palmer

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

LTP Leaders

Anika Greyling

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

Logan Jacobs

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

Daniel Sørensen

LTP Staff
This guy is our only Dane, Danish Dan, which is only one of many nicknames...

LTP Students

Jonathan Caliguire

LTP Student
Jonathan traded in the snow for rad surf as he left Colorado to come and join the STN Ohana! ...

Matthew Kishaba

LTP Student
Grown not flown, this local boy found his way back to the islands...

Maddie Tirre

LTP Student
This girl literally grew up in a cabin in the woods...

Chloe Gomarko

LTP Student
Born and raised in the sunny lands of the golden state, this Californian native...

Rachel Gnuse

LTP Student
This bubbly girl loves to travel while sharing her passions with others...

Kalani Menadier

LTP Student
Kalani roller skated all the way from California to Oahu and she didn’t take her skates off till...

Jura Greyling

LTP Student

Outreach

Ben Dojohn

Outreach Director
Living in the western mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Ben grew up...

Amanda Bryant

FTH Division Head
After growing up surfing the snow-capped mountains of New Mexico and Colorado ...

Sara Eliasson

Registrar / Ulu Pono
Sara is a Swedish beauty whose passion is to selflessly serve others...

Taylor Bond

Surf / Skate Staff
Taylor hails from the beautiful state of Montana where he grew up with three ...

Mikael Snook

Ulu Pono
This Montana-born, Oregon-grown pale Irish girl - traded her cowboy boots for swimsuits...

Andria Gnuse

Ulu Pono Division Head
This super rad woman gave up her life in California to be part of something ...

Marketing

Isabelle Starr

Marketing / Business
This golden girl from The Golden State with a bit of french flavor is the definition of a surfer giving back...

Business

Celina Thornton

Surfers Coffee Manager
Celina Thornton is from Torrance, California.  She grew up playing softball ...

Isabelle Starr

Marketing / Business
This golden girl from The Golden State with a bit of french flavor is the definition of a surfer giving back...

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 ...

Kaylen Wray

Global Outreach Director
After 18 years growing up in the whimsical wilderness of New Hampshire, this ...

The Erikssons

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

Anthony Perez

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

Madi Graham

STN Sri Lanka
This soul sister comes from a small town outside of Chicago, but she treasures ...

Joel Lowry

STN Sri Lanka
Is he Irish, Lebanese or Swedish? This 20-year-old stud was raised in Lebanon, ...

Carothers Family

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

Linnea Olsson

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

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 Gnuses

STN Family

Carothers Family

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