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 ...

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 ...

Junia Combrinck

Executive Assistant
Junia Céline Combrinck was born and raised in Switzerland where she finished ...

Campus Life

Emma Catherine Nolley

Campus Life Director / Service Team
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 ...

Finance / Development

Daniel Balogh

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

Sara Eliasson

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

Mikael Snook

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

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 ...

Lucy Harrell

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

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 ...

Josef Holmgren

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

LTP Leaders

Anika Greyling

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

Brandon Southwick

LTP Staff
Brandon grew up in Apple Valley, California...

LTP Students

Bill Gnuse

LTP Student
Bill has spent most of his adult life helping others as a firefighter in Southern California...

Daniel Sørensen

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

Isabelle Starr

LTP Student
This golden girl from The Golden State is the definition of a surfer giving back...

Outreach

Ben Dojohn

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

Teka Gabaldon

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

Amanda Bryant

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

Pontus Åkerström

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

Taylor Bond

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

Kevin Sundstrom

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

Andria Gnuse

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

Marketing

Spencer Kaneda

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

Rachel Bushong

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

Isak Combrinck

Marketing
Driven by passion, Isak strives for perfection in his work. He believes that ...

Business

Celina Thornton

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

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 ...

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 ...

Agnes Axelsson

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

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 Gnuses

STN Family

Carothers Family

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