Board of


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

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

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