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

Gisele McDaniel

Core Leadership
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 / LTP 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...

Sara Eliasson

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

Campus Life

Emma Catherine Nolley

Service Team Staff
This lively Texan will sweep you off your feet with her radical heart for ...

Isabel Kohler

Housing / Hospitality
Isabel grew up next to the beautiful lake of Thun located in Switzerland. After ...

David Winters

Service Team / Global Team
Coming to us from the Wild Wild West of Australia, this Aussie could write a ...

Finance / Development

Daniel Balogh

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

Mikael Snook

Finance / Development
This Montana-born, Oregon-grown pale Irish girl - traded her cowboy boots for ...

Internship Leaders

Emily Clark

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

Madi Graham

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

Agnes Axelsson

Internship Staff
Spontaneously dancing her way through life, Agnes is a little Swedish meatball ...

David Eriksson

Internship Staff
David grew up in a small town in the middle of nowhere in beautiful Sweden. ...

Linnea Olsson

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

Taylor Bond

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

Joel Lowry

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

LTP Leaders

Logan Jacobs

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

Anika Greyling

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

Kaylen Wray

Global Team / LTP Staff
After 18 years growing up in the whimsical wilderness of New Hampshire, this ...

Outreach

Samuel Snellman

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

Ben Dojohn

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

Amanda Bryant

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

Matilda Göransson

Ulu Pono Kids Staff
Matilda Göransson was born in the wonderful land of ice and candy, Sweden! She ...

Pontus Åkerström

FTH Staff
This is Pontus Åkerström. This guy is from the beautiful country of Sweden, ...

Kevin Sundstrom

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

Mitchell Guapo

Ulu Pono Teens Staff

Andria Gnuse

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

Summer Challenge Staff

Lucy Harrell

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

Isak Combrinck

Summer Challenge Co-Director
Driven by passion, Isak strives for perfection in his work. He believes that ...

Junia Combrinck

Summer Challenge Co-Director
Junia Céline Combrinck was born and raised in Switzerland where she finished ...

Josef Holmgren

Summer Challenge Staff
Hailing from the deep forests of southern Sweden, this 23-year-old skater boy ...

Marketing

Rachel Bushong

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

Spencer Kaneda

Marketing Director
Spencer Kaneda is from British Columbia, Canada, and he loves it all and...

Business

Celina Thornton

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

Brandon Southwick

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

Aino Palmer

The Vintage Hawaii
With a last name like Palmer, this free spirit was destined to make the islands ...

Jayde Ketelaar

Surfers Coffee / The Vintage
Coming to us straight from the land of small towns and great lakes, Jayde is ...

Daniel Sørensen

Surfers Coffee
This guy is our only Dane, Danish Dan, which is only one of many nicknames.  ...

Global Team

Zach Ifland

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

Teka Gabaldon

Global Team
Teka Gabaldon is a sunny sweetheart from Santa Barbara, California. She has a ...

Charis Ifland

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

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 ...

Kevin Scott

STN Sweden
Kevin grew up moving all across the mainland of the United States: from Geor...

Meredith Jones

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

Kaylen Wray

Global Team / LTP Staff
After 18 years growing up in the whimsical wilderness of New Hampshire, this ...

Josefine Friberg

STN Sweden
Josefine Friberg in the house. Her name means...

Carothers Family

Arriving from Southern Californiain July 2010, Cody, Tiffany, and their two ...

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 Gnuses

STN Family

Carothers Family

Arriving from Southern Californiain July 2010, Cody, Tiffany, and their two ...