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 ...

Emily Clark

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

Anthony Perez

Executive Associate
Anthony comes to Surfing the Nations from beautiful Southern California. He ...

Celina Thornton

Chief Administrator
Celina Thornton is from Torrance, California.  She grew up playing softball ...

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...

David Strigl

Campus Life Staff
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Catrin Strigl

Campus Life Staff
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Finance / Development

Daniel Balogh

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

Chloe Gomarko

Registrar/ Exec. Assistant
Born and raised in the sunny lands of the golden state, this Californian native...

Internship Leaders

Emily Clark

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

Kaylen Wray

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

David Eriksson

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

Maddie Tirre

Internship Staff
This girl literally grew up in a cabin in the woods...

Matthew Kishaba

Internship Staff
Grown not flown, this local boy found his way back to the islands...

Summer Challenge

Isabelle Starr

Summer Challenge Staff
This golden girl from The Golden State with a bit of french flavor is the definition of a surfer giving back...

Jura Greyling

Summer Challenge Staff
Born in South Africa and Grown In England, Jura is well known for his quiet...

Amanda Bryant

Summer Challenge Director
After growing up surfing the snow-capped mountains of New Mexico and Colorado ...

Daniel Balogh

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

Rachel Gnuse

Summer Challenge Staff
This bubbly girl loves to travel while sharing her passions with others...

Outreach

Ben Dojohn

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

Jonathan Caliguire

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

Brenna Vancadsand

Ulu Pono Division Head

Kalani Menadier

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

Mikael Snook

FTH Division Head
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

Jonathan Caliguire

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

Daniel Sørensen

Media & Marketing Department Head
This guy is our only Dane, Danish Dan, which is only one of many nicknames...

LTP Students

Hope Litaker

LTP Student

Shanna Polvino

LTP Student

Business

Anika Greyling

Surfers Coffee Barista
Born and raised in the beautiful South Africa, Anika is known to bring her ...

Celina Thornton

Chief Administrator
Celina Thornton is from Torrance, California.  She grew up playing softball ...

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 ...

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 ...

Babu Anusanth

Sri Lanka Staff
Anusanth “Babu” is a multi talented radical surfer from...

Linnea Olsson

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

Families

The Bauers

STN Family

The Iflands

STN Huntington Beach Directors

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 ...

The Strigls

STN Family
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