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STLF is supported through the dedication of Staff Members.  See below to learn more about each staff member.

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ISAIAH ALLEN - Executive Director (Development and Communications)

Hometown:
  Austin, MN
Alma Mater:  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (undergrad); North Park University, Chicago (graduate)
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited: Denver, CO
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You: I love learning about leadership. 
Favorite Quote: I can never settle on a favorite. All my books are marked up with underlines, highlights, and margin notes because there is so much that I find inspiring, insightful, and challenging. 
Best part of STLF: The people. Everyone from staff, to participants, to Core Leaders, to community supporters are phenomenal people.  

Jeff Corrow – Operations and IT Manager

Hometown:  Zimmerman, MN
Alma Mater:  Minnesota State University Moorhead (undergrad), Concordia (MBA)
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited: Moorhead, MN
What’s One Thing We Should Know About YouI've jumped into Frozen/glacier lakes/streams over 100 times, for fun.
Favorite Quote: “Success reflects the strength of the core”
Best part of STLF: Being apart of a highly dedicated team driven to give young adults the ability to grow and find the leader in themselves.  

SHELBY COUCH – Programs Director

Shelby and pup Hometown:  Dryden, MI
Alma Mater:  Michigan State University- Go Spartans!
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited:  Washington, DC
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You:  I'd love to get coffee with you at our new office location!
Favorite Quote: “Success reflects the strength of the core”
Best part of STLF: Our students

Claire Huber – Development and Communication Fellow

Hometown:  Golden Valley, MN
Alma Mater:  University of Puget Sound
Favorite Community I’ve Visited: Cape Town, South Africa
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You: I'm a bookworm. I'm always looking for recommendations!
Favorite Quote: “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”-Miriam Adeney
Best part of STLF: Seeing young adults become stoked about making a difference!

Riley Egan – Programs Fellow

Hometown:  Byron, IL
Alma Mater:  University of Wisconsin - Madison
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited: Port St. Joe, FL
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You: I am a proud UW-Madison Alum - GO BADGERS!
Favorite Quote: "Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly. But the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
Best part of STLF: The unique ability to create a space for anyone to be their most authentic self. 

LINDSAY PLUGER – Programs Manager

Hometown:  Shawano, WI
Alma Mater:  University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited: Frankfort, KY  
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You:  I love trying new foods!
Favorite Quote: "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Best part of STLF: The ability to create and maintain long-lasting friendships through tours or just by knowing someone was involved with STLF.

THELMY MALDONADO – Programs Fellow

Hometown:  Bakersfield, CA but Minnesota has been home the last 16 years.
Alma Mater:  University of Minnesota Duluth
Favorite STLF Community I’ve Visited: Charleston, WV
What’s One Thing We Should Know About You:  I love to laugh, especially when it comes to puns! Tell me all the puns!!!
Favorite Quote: "You will not find a way, you will create one!" - Ana M. Belstra (my mom)
Best part of STLF
Seeing our youth realize the positive impact they have on communities and finding the leader within themselves.

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