Contact Us (Temporary)

Due to the Covid-19 emergency and a State of MN Shelter in Place Order, the Northern Tier Administration Offices are closed until April 13, 2020.  We have set up our non-essential team with home offices and they are open and waiting to serve you.  Below you will find contact information for our full-time team during this time.  Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this difficult situation.

If you are having trouble reaching someone, please email and we will direct your request to the appropriate person.

Thank you for patience during this time!

Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs
PO Box 509
14790 Moose Lake Road
Ely, MN, 55731

Main Phone:  218.365.4811
Fax:  218.365.3112







Phone Number


Kevin Hodar


Registrar, Crew Registration, Payments and General Customer Service




Chris Almquist


Office Assistant and Seasonal Personnel, Crew Registration, Payment and General Customer Service




Leslie Thibodeaux


Team Leader, Program Operations (All Program Operations, Food Service and Retail Sales)


972.580.3503 (office)   218.235.8295 (cell)


Sean Ferrier


Team Leader, Okpik and Canadian Operations (Winter Operations, Atikokan and Bissett)


218.235.8957 (cell)


Abigail Wilkes


Program Director, Okpik and Bissett Operations


218.290.0533 (cell)


Mike Joint


Program Director, Ely Summer Operations, Seasonal Staff Recruitment and Hiring, Training


218.235.8956 (cell)


Alison Richards


Food Services Administrator


218.365.4811 ext 105


Yulea Fadum


Retail Sales Manager


218.365.4811 ext 129


Koby Morrow


Facility and Maintenance Manager


218.235.9046 (cell)   218.365.4811 ext  108


Ryan Smith


Associate Accountant


218.365.4811 ext 103


John VanDreese


General Manager


218.365.4811 ext 112