Board of Directors

Leading the Way!

judy web

Judy Peterson, Board Chair
Retired Science Educator, Superior Senior High School
Board term 2016 – 2019


bonnie web

Bonnie Keppers, Board Secretary
Independent Consultant
Board term  2018- 2021


peggy web

Peggy Moerke, Board Treasurer
Contractor, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Board term July 2018- 2021




nancy web

Nancy Swedlund
Psychologist Private practice
Board Term 2017 – 2020


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Meredith Kujala
Social Worker ARC Northland
Board Term 2017 – 2020


Matthew Vaillant
Banking Executive – North Shore Bank
Board Term 2016 – 2019


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Ed Hightshoe

Board Term 2018-2021


Interested in becoming a board member?

Becoming a member of our board is an opportunity for parents, riders, volunteers, and community members to take a leadership role at North Country RIDE!

North Country RIDE is looking for Board Members with expertise and experience in the following areas:

North Country RIDE Client or Volunteer Experience
Accounting / Finance / Fundraising Experience
Non-profit organizational leadership skills
Community relationship / PR / event planning
Client / Volunteer Services experience
Health Care Professionals: OT, PT, behavioral health, chronic conditions
Education Professionals
Equine Studies Experience
Farm / Herd / Land Management
Construction / Facilities Management

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, you can call the Executive Director for more information or download and complete  a board application:  Board_Application

Mail completed application to:

North Country RIDE
PO Box 312
Esko, MN 55733-0312

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