The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc.'s Nomination Committee appointed by the Board of Directors has nominated the following individuals to be included on the ballot for election to the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2022 to 2024):
Evan Hardy - A lifelong scouter and passionate about supporting the Northern Tier Scouting Experience. He has worked at all three Northern Tier bases over 5 seasons, primarily as an Interpreter, while also holding the role of Atikokan Bay Post Director. Evan currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Nora, who is also a former Northern Tier Interpreter of 5 seasons, and their daughter Michaela.
Dan “Vern” Miller - Worked at Northern Tier for 6 summer seasons on the OA Voyage program as a foreman and director and 4 Okpik seasons as an interpreter, musher, and director. He resides in northwest Arkansas with his wife Angela (Northern Tier alumni 2007-2010) and their 3 children. Vern currently serves as a Director and Vice-President of the Alumni Association.
Tressa Theis - Worked the summers of 2013 thru 2018 at the Ely base in the roles of trading post staff and Director of First Impressions. Tressa is a lifelong Girl Scout, and earned her Gold Award in 2011. She holds a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and currently works as a speech-language pathologist in Eagan, MN. Tressa currently resides in Inver Grove Heights, MN and enjoys spending time outdoors, taking personal canoe trips in the BWCA, and sharing the beauty of nature with all people.
Ted Weiland - Involved in scouting for 30 plus years, he served on Northern Tier staff for 3 summers and 2 winters. Ted's current scouting positions include serving on the national subcommittee for the Distinguished Conservation Service Award, Logistics lead adviser for Central Region OA events, OA National Key Volunteer, and the Assistant District Commissioner.
Membership may nominate Active Members to include on the ballot for the election to the Board of Directors. Send the nominee name along with a biographical resume and 10 supporting signatures from Active Members by September 15th, 2021 to the President using the Contact Us form on the website.
Additional Nominations. After publication to the active membership of the Nominating Committee’s recommendations, the membership may have thirty days to submit additional nominations for inclusion on the ballot provided that these nominations are: (1) made in writing, (2) accompanied by a biographical resume, and (3) are supported by signatures of at least 10 active members of the Association. The thirty days to submit additional nominations must conclude by September 15. Additional nominations must be received by the President. Any additional nominee meeting the requirements of this section will be included on the ballot with those nominated by the Nominating Committee.