Board of
Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors are passionate wilderness supporters with experience in law, policy, nonprofits, marketing and communications, fundraising and youth programming. Board members serve for three-year terms and help guide organizational strategy and provide fiduciary oversight.

Our current board members include:

Dan Pauly, Chair

Attorney, Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner

Margo Brownell, Vice Chair

Attorney, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP

Richard Krueger, Treasurer

Retired Human Resources Executive, General Mills

Kim Young, Secretary

Dental Hygienist, Northern Lakes Dental

Karl Benson

Owner, Minneapolis Sports + Entertainment (MPLS SE)

Paul Fate

Principal, PFate & Associates

John Gappa 

Former Executive Vice President & CFO, ABILITY Network, Inc.
Former Senior Vice President & CFO, Post Consumer Brands

Mark Hennessy

Resource Director, YMCA of the USA

Holly Jenkins

Former Outdoor Expo Coordinator, Midwest Mountaineering

Arielle Johnson

Admissions Counselor, Macalester College

Krisann Kleibacker Lee

Senior Environmental & Land Management Lawyer, Cargill

Tim Lewis

Associate Vice Provost for Global Learning & Strategy, University of St. Thomas
Professor of Biology, University of St. Thomas

Tony Lockhart

Director of Technology, Marshall School

John Mowery

Managing Director, Trademark Financial Management
Co-Founder, Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Steve Safranski

Attorney, Robins Kaplan LLP

Kaj Thompson

Clinical Account Executive, Express Scripts

Pete Fleming

Honorary Board Member

Richard Flint

Honorary Board Member