MEET THE BOARD

The Executive Board serves 3 year-terms and meet virtually every other month to keep the current NLCBAA initiatives alive! Our board is made up of mostly former canoe guides, spanning across several canoe base "generations"!



Anne Goode

Board Chair

  • Currently hanging out with her toddler and being a math tutor
  • Resides in Houston, TX
  • Guide 2000, 2001
  • On board since 2016



Kate Ford

Vice Chair

  • Currently works at Univ of Vermont in Residential Life
  • Resides in Burlington, VT
  • Guide 2001, 02, 03
  • Director 2004, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

  • Currently teaches high school earth and environmental science
  • Resides in Chesapeake, VA
  • Guide 1995, 1996
  • Assistant Director 1999


Liz Thapaliya

Treasurer

    • Secondary science teacher specializing in Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Parent of Sam and Annalise and tender of ducks and chickens
    • Served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal
    • Guide 1995, 1996
    • Assistant Director 1999




    Lindsey Lee

    Secretary

    • Currently works as a camp director for North Homes, which is a nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, MN, doing year round mental health experiential education programming with children of all ages who are currently in their foster care, group homes or inpatient/ outpatient facilities.
    • Resides in Minneapolis, MN
    • Guide 2011, 2012
    • Guide/ assistant director 2014, 2015

    Rebecca Gaida

    Membership Coordinator

    • Graduated with her Masters in Public Administration and works for a Public Housing Authority as a Housing Choice Voucher Specialist.
    • Resides in St. Paul
    • Participant in 2011 and 2012, GIT in 2013 and 2014, Guide in 2015 and 2016.


    Faith Knipe 

    Fundraising and Website Coordinator

    • Works as an Executive Assistant in international development.
    • Resides in the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York
    • Participant 2011, GIT 2012, Guide 2014, 2015, and 2017.


    Cynthia Hagan

    Special Projects

      • Currently working parttime in schools and volunteering for local GS council
      •  Resides in Seattle, Washington
      • Participant 1989, 90, 91; GIT 1992, 93; Guide 1994, 95
      • Brought her own Girl Scout troop for a trip!
      • Rejoined board in 2019



      Doris Kolodji

      Vision Coordinator

      • Currently teaches 6th grade
      • Resides in Hibbing, MN
      • Guide, Director, All-Around Consultant, pretty much all the years of the base
      • On board since 2016


      Jenn "Thomason" Phillips

      Communications

      • Lives in Adelaide, Australia
      • Primary school teacher, mom to 2 girls and emergency foster mother to many
      • Participant on 10 day wider-op 2001, GIT 2002, Guide 2003-2007
      • Joined board in 2020



      Jenny Morrison Cleary

      Vision Coordinator

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